Today we would like to introduce you to the book THE TRUE TAILS OF BAKER AND TAYLOR:The Library Cats Who Left Their Pawprints On a Small Town…And the World
When Jan Louch landed her dream job as a librarian at a library in a tiny town well south of Reno, Nevada, she had no way of knowing that the job — particularly the two Scottish Fold cats she “hired” to head up the Rodent Control Department in the early 1980s — would change her life while also raising the spirits of millions of people around the world.
She named the cats Baker and Taylor (after the library wholesaler who she dealt with on a daily basis), and after a few executives at Baker & Taylor offered to use them as company mascots and distributed posters featuring the cats, their fame quickly spread worldwide. Before long, fans were showing up at the library to meet the cats, people from all over the world wrote to request their “pawtograph” — Jan obliged them with a pawprint-shaped rubber stamp and a green inkpad — and a class of second graders in Ohio launched a fan club, all before the Internet had taken hold.
Away from the spotlight, few people knew how the cats were helping Jan to recover from a devastating divorce while also easing a rapidly growing town through the inevitable stresses and strains. And today, years after their deaths, the two cats with funny ears has helped Jan to achieve one of her lifelong goals: her first published book at the age of 84.
THE TRUE TAILS OF BAKER AND TAYLOR: THE LIBRARY CATS WHO LEFT THEIR PAWPRINTS ON A SMALL TOWN…AND THE WORLD is published by St. Martins Press/Thomas Dunne Books. Lisa Rogak served as Jan’s co-author on the book; She is the author of numerous books about animals as well as a New York Times bestselling author of a couple of non-animal books.
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