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Witter, Bret

Overview
Works: 109 works in 362 publications in 4 languages and 26,994 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Juvenile works  History  Art  Anecdotes  Fiction  Pictorial works  Personal narratives‡vAmerican 
Roles: Contributor, Creator, Editor
Classifications: SF445.5, 636.800929
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Bret Witter
Publications by Bret Witter
Most widely held works by Bret Witter
Dewey : a small-town library cat who touched the world by Vicki Myron( Book )
36 editions published between 1466 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 7,219 libraries worldwide
The charming story of Dewey Readmore Books, the beloved library cat of Spencer, Iowa
The monuments men : Allied heroes, Nazi thieves, and the greatest treasure hunt in history by Robert M Edsel( Book )
25 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,515 libraries worldwide
"The previously untold story of a little-known WWII Allied division whose mission was to track down European art and treasures that had been looted by the Nazis at Hitler's command"--Provided by the publisher
Dewey's nine lives : the legacy of the small-town library cat who inspired millions by Vicki Myron( Book )
20 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 2,728 libraries worldwide
This volume contains inspiring, funny, and heartwarming stories about cats told from the perspective of Dewey's Mom, librarian Myron. Includes never-before-told stories about Dewey, along with other touching cat tales
Until Tuesday : a wounded warrior and the golden retriever who saved him by Luis Carlos Montalván( Book )
8 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 2,250 libraries worldwide
"Tuesday has a personality that shines. I am not kidding when I say it is common for people to pull out their cell phones and take pictures of and with him. Tuesday is that kind of dog. And then, in passing, they notice me, the big man with the tight haircut. There is nothing about me--even the straight, stiff way I carry myself--that signals disabled. Until people notice the cane in my left hand, that is, and the way I lean on it every few steps. Then they realize my stiff walk and straight posture aren't just pride, and that Tuesday isn't just an ordinary dog. He walks directly beside me, for instance, so that my right leg always bisects his body. He nuzzles me when my breathing changes, and he moves immediately between me and the object--a cat, an overeager child, a suspiciously closed door--any time I feel apprehensive. Because beautiful, happy-go-lucky, favorite-of-the-neighborhood Tuesday isn't my pet; he's my service dog." Captain Luis Montalvan returned home from his second tour of duty in Iraq, having survived stab wounds, a traumatic brain injury, and three broken vertebrae. But the pressures of civilian life and his injuries proved too much to bear. Physical disabilities, agoraphobia, and crippling PTSD drove him to the edge of suicide. That's when he met Tuesday - his best friend forever. Tuesday came with his own history of challenges: from the Puppies Behind Bars program, to a home for troubled boys, to the streets of Manhattan, Tuesday blessed many lives on his way to Luis. Until Tuesday unforgettably twines the story of man and dog"--
Until I say good-bye : my year of living with joy by Susan Spencer-Wendel( Book )
15 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,445 libraries worldwide
A moving and inspirational memoir by celebrated journalist Susan Spencer-Wendel who makes the most of her final days after discovering she has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
Dewey the small-town library cat who touched the world by Vicki Myron( Sound Recording )
11 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,203 libraries worldwide
Dewey was left abandoned as a kitten on the coldest night of the year stuffed in the returned book slot at the Spencer Public Library in Iowa. He won the heart of Vicki Myron, the librarian who found him, and for the next 19 years he charmed the people of Spencer
Dewey's Christmas at the library by Vicki Myron( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,202 libraries worldwide
After finding a red ball of yarn, Dewey the cat, who lives in the Spencer, Iowa, public library, finds a way to help decorate the Christmas tree
Dewey the library cat : a true story by Vicki Myron( Book )
12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,064 libraries worldwide
Abandoned in a library book drop slot in the dead of winter, this remarkable kitten miraculously endured the coldest night of the year. When librarian Vicki Myron found him in the morning, she wrapped him in her arms, nurtured him back to health, and introduced him to his new home - the library. Helping Myron through a difficult time, and inspiring the struggling town of Spencer, Iowa, Dewey gained worldwide fame as a symbol of hope, warming the hearts of all with his tail...or rather, his tale. This middle-grade adaptation of the Grand Central bestseller Dewey features an 8-page photo insert, including exclusive, never-before-seen photos of the Dewey
Stronger by Jeff Bauman( Book )
7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 968 libraries worldwide
A survivor of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, who helped to set off one of the biggest manhunts in the country's history, discusses his experiences that day and his ongoing mission to walk again after losing both legs. When he woke up on Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 in the Boston Medical Center, groggy from a series of lifesaving surgeries and missing his legs, the first thing he did was try to speak. When he realized he couldn't, he asked for a pad and paper and wrote down seven words: "Saw the guy. Looked right at me," setting off one of the biggest manhunts in the country's history. Just thirty hours before, he had been at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon cheering on his girlfriend, Erin, when the first bomb went off at his feet. As he was rushed to the hospital, he realized he was severely injured and that he might die, but he didn't know that a photograph of him in a wheelchair was circulating throughout the world, making him the human face of the Boston Marathon bombing victims, or that what he had seen would give the Boston police their most important breakthrough. Up until the marathon, Jeff had been a normal 27-year-old guy, looking forward to moving in with Erin and starting the next phase of their lives together. But when his life was turned upside down in ways he could never have fathomed, he did not give up. Instead he faced his new circumstances with grace, humor, and a sense of purpose: he was determined, no matter what, to walk again. In this book he describes the chaos and terror of the bombing itself and the ongoing FBI investigation in which he was a key witness. He takes us inside his grueling rehabilitation, and discusses his attempt to reconcile the world's admiration with his own guilt and frustration. And he tells of the courage of his fellow survivors. Brave, compassionate, and emotionally compelling, this story is not just his, but ours as well. It proves that the terrorists accomplished nothing with their act of cowardice and shows the entire world what Boston Strong really means
The monuments men Allied heros, Nazi thieves, and the greatest treasure hunt in history by Robert M Edsel( Sound Recording )
12 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 681 libraries worldwide
Edsel traces the effort by an Allied division to find and secure European art that had been looted by the Nazis, outlining the dramatic story of how they risked their lives and operated with limited supplies and scraps of information, sometimes obtained from colorful sources
Dewey the library cat a true story by Vicki Myron( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 635 libraries worldwide
Abandoned in a library book drop slot in the dead of winter, this remarkable kitten miraculously endured the coldest night of the year. When librarian Vicki Myron found him in the morning, she wrapped him in her arms, nurtured him back to health, and introduced him to his new home - the library. Helping Myron through a difficult time, and inspiring the struggling town of Spencer, Iowa, Dewey gained worldwide fame as a symbol of hope, warming the hearts of all with his tail...or rather, his tale
A golden voice : how faith, hard work and humility brought me from the streets to salvation by Ted Williams( Book )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 626 libraries worldwide
The former homeless man featured in a viral YouTube radio-voice video shares the complete story of how he lost his successful career to a crack addiction, tracing his journey through homelessness and crime before finding love and redemption
Dewey's nine lives the legacy of the small-town library cat who inspired millions by Vicki Myron( Sound Recording )
12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 580 libraries worldwide
Vicki Myron presents the follow-up to her successful memoir about Spencer Public Library's cat, Dewey Readmore Books. Here she details how this small-town library cat has inspired and touched so many people's lives
Tuesday tucks me in : the loyal bond between a soldier and his service dog by Luis Carlos Montalván( Book )
5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 429 libraries worldwide
"Based on the New York Times bestseller, UNTIL TUESDAY, this full-color picture book filled with adorable photographs tells the story of the amazing service dog who helps former U.S. Army Captain Luis Carlos Montalván overcome his combat-related wounds"--
Dewey : there's a cat in the library! by Vicki Myron( Book )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 311 libraries worldwide
"When librarian Vicki Myron finds a young kitten abandoned in the Spencer Library return box, she nurses him back to health, deciding then and there that he will be their library cat, and naming him, appropriately, Dewey Readmore Books."--Amazon.com
The monuments men : allied heroes, Nazi thieves, and the greatest treasure hunt in history by Robert M Edsel( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 221 libraries worldwide
At the same time Adolf Hitler was attempting to take over the western world, his armies were methodically seeking and hoarding the finest art treasures in Europe. The Fuehrer had begun cataloguing the art he planned to collect as well as the art he would destroy: "degenerate" works he despised
Dewey by Vicki Myron( Book )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Spanish and English and held by 207 libraries worldwide
"Cual es el impacto que puede Ilegar a tener un animal? Cuantas vidas puede Ilegar a tocar? Como es posible que un gatito abandonado sea capaz de transformar una pequena biblioteca y logre salvar al clasico pueblo norteamericano para finalmente volverse famoso en el mundo entero? Preguntas cuya respuesta tan solo podras imaginar hasta que no leas la encantadora historia de Dewey Lee mas Libros, el amado gato de biblioteca de Spencer, Iowa."--Cover
Stronger by Jeff Bauman( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 181 libraries worldwide
Jeff Bauman woke up on Tuesday, April 16th 2013 and he had no legs. Just 30 hours prior, he was surrounded by revelry at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The first bomb went off at his feet as he awaited his girlfriend's finish. When Jeff awoke days later and tried to speak, he couldn't. He asked for pen and paper and wrote down seven words, 'Saw the guy. Looked right at me,' setting off one of the biggest manhunts in the country's history and beginning his own brave road to recovery
Until Tuesday a wounded warrior and the Golden Retriever who saved him by Luis Carlos Montalván( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 164 libraries worldwide
Captain Luis Montalvan never backed down from a challenge during his two tours of duty in Iraq. After returning home from combat, however, the pressures of his physical wounds, traumatic brain injury, and crippling post-traumatic stress disorder began to take their toll. Then Luis met Tuesday, a beautiful and sensitive golden retriever trained to assist the disabled. A unique story about the love between a man and a dog, and how they healed each other's souls
Carnival undercover by Bret Witter( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 135 libraries worldwide
Provides tips and inside information about amusement park rides, games, and attractions, plus a listing of the fastest, steepest, wildest, and deadliest rides in America
 
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Alternative Names
Viters, Brets
ウィッター, ブレット
Languages
English (189)
Spanish (5)
Thai (2)
French (1)
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