A special film tie-in edition of the 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. Key title / Marley & Me: the movie is released in cinemas nationwide on 13 March 2009. With an all star cast featuring Owen Wilson, Jennifer Anniston and Academy Award-winner Alan Arkin, plus directed by David Frankel (The Devil Wears Prada), Marley is set to be the dog everyone is talking about in Spring 2009 / New paperback with film tie-in cover / The children's edition Marley: A Dog Like No Other was incredibly successful with over 50,000 sales through Nielsen Bookscan so far. / Retail promotions planned to ensure high visibility in store plus cross promotion with all film tie-in partners
John Grogan is the author of the #1 international bestseller Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog, the bestselling middle-grade memoir Marley: A Dog Like No Other, and three #1 best-selling picture books: Bad Dog, Marley!, A Very Marley Christmas, and Marley Goes to School. John lives with his wife and their three children in the Pennsylvania countryside.John Grogan ha sido un premiado reportero grafico y columnista por mas de veinticinco anos. Vive en Pensilvania con su esposa Jenny y sus tres hijos.
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.
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. (May) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.