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Marley: A Dog Like No Other

By John Grogan

Marley: A Dog Like No Other
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  • Published in USA  May 2007,
    208 pages.
    Age range: Children


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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.

Also published this month, a picture book for readers aged 4-8, Bad Dog, Marley!.

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"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." - PW.

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Rated 5 of 5 of 5 by Felicity f
Marley a dog like no other
When I was nine I read this book. It touched my heart when Marley died.

When it was in the beginning it was funny. I cried and laughed. People would think he would be the worst dog but they are wrong. He would be the best dog for me to have. I wish I can have a dog like him. I hope you can read this book. It is worth to read it.

Rated 5 of 5 of 5 by Katie P.
The Worlds "Worst" Dog
Last year when I was in fifth grade, I read this book. While i was reading this book, I laughed, I cried and sometimes even both at the same time. It is a book about a dog that is the total opposite of perfect. Well, that's what some people thought that weren't close to him. Aside from all the bad things Marley did, he was mans best friend. he was extremely loyal and loved being loved. And boy did he get loved. He was everything to the Gragan family and when he finally passed after 13 years, they were crushed. I really recommend this book because it will teach you a good lesson about passion, loyalty and friendship.

Rated 5 of 5 of 5 by Megan Albers
Marley And Me
This book is based on a dog that is normal. He is playful, and like any other dog he is not perfect. I like this book because it's just two people who want to have a family and Marley was there for them. A dog is loyal to it's owners anyway. I recommend this book to anyone in the ages of 11-16. I am 13 and this was the first book I read in the seventh grade and it was the best book I have ever read (well, so far).

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John Grogan Author Biography

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John Grogan was the Pennsylvania columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer and the former editor in chief of Rodale’s Organic Gardening magazine. Previously he worked as a reporter, bureau chief, and columnist at newspapers in Michigan and Florida. His work has won numerous awards, including the National Press Club’s Consumer Journalism Award. He lives on a wooded hillside in Pennsylvania with his wife, Jenny, and their three children.

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