This nonfiction book has been faithfully adapted for young readers from the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir Marley & Me by John Grogan!
Marley, a lovable Labrador retriever, is always getting himself into trouble. Some may say he is the world's worst dog. But those who know and love Marley understand that nothing can stop his loyalty, exuberance, and passion—not even the Grogans' screen door! How this big, rambunctious dog becomes the heart of the Grogan family is the story of Marley.
Moving at a clip worthy of the barreling pooch at its heart, Grogan's anecdotal adaptation of his bestselling memoir, Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog speaks to a middle-grade audience. The same eye-catching photo from the original jacket graces this version, and the narrative maintains all the energy, humor and poignancy of the adult book. It will surely hold youngsters' attention despite the absence of peers (Grogan's own, younger children play but minor roles) thanks to the pooch's kid-pleasing shenanigans. Marley strews toilet paper throughout the house so that "the place looked like it had been decorated for Halloween," eats everything he can get his paws on (including toy soldiers, pen caps and towels, pieces of which "came out the other end"), and knocks framed photos and bottles off tabletops as he enthusiastically wags "his whole body,... like the canine version of a Slinky." In other comical highlights, the dog lands a role in a movie and misbehaves on the set, and, at an outdoor restaurant, pulls the family's table along the sidewalk in pursuit of a fetching French poodle. The tale takes an inevitable somber turn as the happy-go-lucky pet ages. But Grogan leaves young readers with fond memories of this exasperating yet thoroughly endearing creature. Ages 8-12.
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Marley and me touched my heart. I learned to laugh love and live with the world‘s worst dog. At the end all I did was cry and my friend even said here come the waterworks. She was right and I knew it. Marley and me taught me to Live once in a while. Anyone who’s read this book knows that and that Marley is a one of a kind loving mischievous heart touching dog. Love this book so much!!!!
Amazing. Thales are my only words
A great heart warming book about love and lose. I have lost a dog and this book kinda helps heal the pain. Overall you should read it and watch the movie.
Best Book Ever!
I loved this book. The ending made me cry though :( I love all animals and I have a real soft spot for them. Ughhhh I'm writing this review while crying uncontrollably 😢