A heart-warming story about the World's Worst Dog, adapted from John Grogan's phenomenally bestselling memoir, Marley and Me. Meet Marley, a yellow furball of a puppy who quickly grows into a large, rowdy Labrador retriever. Marley is always getting into trouble, whether he is stealing underwear, crashing through doors, or drooling on guests, some may say he's the World's Worst Dog! But those who know and love Marley accept him as a dog like no other. His heart is pure and his larger-than-life personality irresistible. He brings joy to his family, the Grogans, and teaches them what really matters in life. A specially adapted version of The No.1 international best seller for younger readers / A must-have gift from fans of the original to their children / Gorgeously cute cover will inspire any child to read the story of this loveable family dog / A key title for summer reading promotions across all mass markert and high street retailers / Features and reviews in the national and children's press guaranteed
John Grogan is an award-winning newspaper columnist and a former editor in chief of Organic Gardening magazine. His first book, Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog, is a number one international bestseller with three million copies in print and rights sold in more than two dozen languages. He lives with his wife, three children and their new dog, Gracie, in the Pennsylvania countryside.
Harris, currently starring in the TV sitcom How I Met Your Mother, but better known to many as Doogie Howser, M.D., turns in a energized and heartfelt reading of Grogan's adaptation for young people of his bestseller, Marley and Me. In this version, the story of Marley, the incorrigible yellow Labrador retriever who could eat the sheetrock right off the wall while retaining his heart of gold remains largely the same, sans the more adult subject matter: marriage, miscarriages, sex and crime. Harris's voice is crisp, sharp and precise, yet filled with warmth, a verbal approach that parallels Grogan's writing style. Trained as a journalist, Grogan naturally balances removed observation with deep emotions. Here, author and narrator make a strong team; this presentation is a great family listen. Ages 8-up. (May) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
Reviews for Marley and Me:Life and Love with the Worlds Worst Dog '!a very funny Valentine ! full of tail-thumping enthusiasm.' The New York Times 'This is a wonderful, moving book that even non-dog-lovers cannot fail to enjoy.' The Mail on Sunday 'Made me laugh so much that I pulled a muscle in my solar plexus.' Daily Mail
Gr 5-8-This book was adapted for young readers from Grogan's Marley & Me. It is a love story about a newlywed couple who decide to get a dog and the "bargain" Labrador retriever they choose. The tiny puppy has a zest for life, but is too young to be separated from his mother. By the time he is ready to go to his new home, he has grown considerably, and his enthusiasm for everyone and everything has increased proportionally. Marley becomes a large, drooling loose cannon on four legs. He loves people and other animals, hates to be alone, and is terrified of storms. His owners try to control him, but Marley is his own dog and lives by his own rules. His stint at obedience school is a disaster; he wreaks havoc in the house; and, to the couple's amazement, he lands a role in a movie. Except for the latter, the scenarios will be familiar to anyone who has ever loved and been owned by an out-of-control pup. This version contains only stories that deal with Marley and little about the other aspects of his owners' lives that are in the original story. The book contains a lot of laughs, some tender moments, and heart-wrenching chapters that deal with Marley's illness and death. Yes, he dies. But recommend it anyway; it's worth the tears.-Nancy P. Reeder, Heathwood Hall Episcopal School, Columbia, SC Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.