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Marley

4.25 of 5 stars 4.25  ·  rating details  ·  4,082 ratings  ·  424 reviews

Make way for Marley!

When the Grogan family is ready for a dog, they choose Marley, a yellow furball of a puppy who quickly grows into a large, rowdy Labrador retriever. Marley has a zest for life, and as he grows, so does his enthusiasm. He has an appetite for whatever he can get his paws on—from fine jewelry to underwear—and the one thing he always finds is trouble. Marl

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Hardcover, 208 pages
Published May 10th 2010 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published January 1st 2007)
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Taylor
This book was a really good book. And all of the dog lovers should read it because it's a really good book. After, you read it i suggest you go see the movie. BRING TISSUES!
Katherine
Still trying to figure out how to read the last two chapters to Samuel (5-years-old).

Update: We did it! We read the whole thing together! In Chapter 20, Beating the Odds, I left out only a few details, and then we had a conversation about some pretty advanced issues for a 5-year-old, and he really seemed to process very well. It was a while before we read another chapter, but when we got back to it, I didn't leave anything else out, and we finished the book. . . including Marley's death. Samuel
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Debby
This is the kids version of the book Marley and Me. I decided to read it to see if it would be OK for some of my grandkids.

Marley, a Yellow Lab, was not only the most destructive dog I've ever heard of, but also the funniest! There's no way on earth I would have kept a dog that ate, chewed on or ripped up anything AND flunked obedience school twice! But, I have to admit, I was cracking up at some of his antics.
Yes, Marley, at age 13, is failing in health and mobility and is eventually put to sl
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Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Me for TeensReadToo.com

In this condensed version of John Grogan's best-selling MARLEY & ME, the author has written an adapted version of his life and times with his Labrador Retriever, Marley, that's perfect for younger readers.

Having read and fully enjoyed MARLEY ME when it was first released, I was a little anxious to see how Mr. Grogan would handle a shorter, easier-to-read version for the middle-grade set. Fortunately, MARLEY: A DOG LIKE NO OTHER is a fun, vibrant, and compe
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Gigi
this book is good and I love reading it and seeing the movie it gets said but i still think that it is great
Hannah Jones at Watts
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Miamikel SS
This book is flawless ~ written to the level of it's intended target and brilliantly humorous, touching and thought-provoking at the same time. From cover to cover, you'll love Marley as much as John and Jenny and the kids did!

My son picked this up from the library as his weekly reader book - he's 8! I was worried about the subject matter - having skipped the movie (on purpose, I am such a sap and knew I'd leave the theater sobbing incoherently) I feared this book would be 'too advanced' for a 2
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Stephenie Eriksson
I'm recovering from this read that has been in my stack for at least five years. When everyone was reading it, I just couldn't face it. I knew some of the topics were going to hit too close to home, and I was not in the right place emotionally to read it. I picked it up yesterday and finished it this morning. I loved this book. It was an emotional read no matter when I read it. We have an aging dog, not quite the world's worst dog, but she is rotten and exhibits some of the same characteristics ...more
Stef
John and Jenn are living there life as a marryed couple.as than they have chrildren and there dog marley is a devil but brings them back together. They struggle sometime with there family but they always get back. They are your typical family with a dog nice house money and chrilren.. When Marely dies they are al very heart broken but they do get over it. when they were struggling with this they finally got over it.
i can not connect to this book in any way. but it is good and for people that w
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Emma Mylinson
Meet Marley, a yellow furball of a puppy who quickly grows into a large, rowdy Labrador retriever. With an appetite for nearly anything he can get his mouth around, including couches and fine jewelry, Marley is always getting into trouble. 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. With unconditional love and loyalty, he brings joy to his family, the Grogans, a
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Lindsey
Marley: A dog like no other is a special adaptation for younger readers from the book Marley and Me. A family wants a dog and eventually gets a Labrador Retriever and name it Marley. Marley is very wild, and gets into all sorts of embarrassingly hilarious trouble. John Grogan produces a book that is a major contribution for children American literature. It is important for children to learn values and perspectives at a young age before other influences play a role in their decision making. Marle ...more
Sarah Clifton
Sep 23, 2014 Sarah Clifton rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone except maybe people who don't like dogs
I wish I can meet John Grogan – this book is bloody brilliant! Can I rate this book 6/5?

Meet Marley, a yellow furball of a puppy, with an appetite for mischief! You could say that he’s the world’s worst dog, but for those who love him he’s a dog like no other; bringing joy to his family as he bounds through life teaching them about what really matters. This book is a special adaptation from the international bestselling author of Marley and Me; now a major movie. Inside are photos of the origina
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Domenique Camilleri
This book is just like Marley and Me and it was easier, I liked this book because it was just like the other and this book is for anyone who loves a good story. I also liked this because I just love dogs so this is a book for me and this book is always in my head even though I havent read it in a long time
Hannah S.
I loved this book soo much. I can read it over and over and over again. I read it so slow because i didnt wan to put it down and end it. But when i did i wanted to read it again.
Trudy Parmarter
Read this for a local book club. Not a big dog fan but the life of the journalist interested me.
Briana
Nov 13, 2008 Briana marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
i am a true dong lover. i would love to read this book. the reviews on it are great!
Diana
Marley: A Dog Like No Other
By John Grogan
206 pgs. $6.99
Harper Collins Entertainment
ISBN 978-0-06-168608-5

Puppies, puppies, puppies. Soft, cuddling, and cute. Dogs like this can make everyone who has a frown turn into a smile; or the opposite if it comes from Marley. This 100% hypered up dog can do all the things that no one can ever imagine. When John Grogan saw Marley, he thought that Marley can be a replacement of his previous dog, Shaun. Nothing changed his mind until he knew the real Marley,
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Megan
Marley; a Dog like No Other
John Grogan
206 Pages 1350 Avenue of Americas, New York NY 10019
HarperCollins Entertainment $6.99
ISBN: 978-0-06-168608-5

Who doesn’t like puppies? They’re cute, cuddly,a playful company, and they just seem to put a smile on your face. That’s what John Grogan wanted; to have another dog just like his previous dog, Shaun. But what he got was more then he expected. Marley; a Dog like No other is a sensational memoir that had me laughing about just how adorable Marley was ev

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Jaclyn
Jun 19, 2009 Jaclyn rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone thinking of getting a Lab - Marley isn't the only Lab like this, it's good to be prepared :-)
This one was hard for me to rate because I have also read the original story and compared to that, I didn't enjoy this one as much. However, this one was obviously intended to be simpler and because it is aimed at a younger audience and finally a few chapters in I was able to get more into the story and enjoy it as it's own entity. I still got a little teary-eyed at the end and I still found myself laughing out loud in several parts. I read this one out-loud to my daughter and she also really en ...more
Seth Gray
I read the book Marley A Dog Like No other by John Grogan. One Day in a town in florida a husband and a wife decide they wanted to get a dog. They went to the dog kennel and found the most clumsy, couch ripping, fast runner dog you could ever see. They named the Dog Marley after the families favorite song artist, Bob Marley. This whole story is based on a husbands perspective of their dog. After a lot of moving from place to place and having to deal with three kids and going through hard winters ...more
Abby R.
Marley: A Dog Like No Other
John Grogan
196 pages
Fiction


Marley is based on a true story about a dog who's just a little on the odd side. Starting out as a five pound puppy turning out to be a ninety five pound dog. Marley's life begins at a animal shelter where a family finds him and takes him home to call thier own. In the beggining of Marley's life life was nothing other I can run and be loved. Marley would eat household items, steal food, even get kicked out manner classes. In the beggining of
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hamptonenglish10
Hannah Stennett
Ms.Brooks
Academic English 10
7 January, 2013

Marley and Me by John Grogan is a book about how John and Jenny Grogan, newlyweds, adopt a little labrador retiever named Marley. Marley while becoming a part of their family changes the lives of the new couple. Marley is a rambuciois and a crazy dog who gets into a lot of trouble. While Marley turns their world upside down and truly is a force to be reckoned with, he even gets kicked out of obidience school, he endears himself to the hap
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Kyle Mann
Good Reads Book Review
Marley, A Dog Like No Other is a great book about a man and his family who meet man’s best friend. It is about John Grogan and his Wife meeting Marley, a small Labrador retriever puppy when they first adopt him, but he then grows into a large dog that becomes very mischievous, crazy and full of energy. This book takes you through Marley and the Grogan’s journey through life with each other.
The Grogan’s adopt a puppy who is very wild and doesn’t listen very well. He was d
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Laura
I absolutely loved this book! If you're an animal lover at all you'll be able to empathise with this dog-owner's story throughout the whole book. I have my own dog, a springer spaniel, and she is just as lively as Marley especially when we first got her the amount of muddy laundry we had to rewash belonging to our neighbours and sheepishly hand back was not even funny!

This book is a great little story of how a dog can give you what most humans never can. Unwavering loyalty and love. Doesn't mat
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Sabine Schwab
Jenny und John Grogan beschließen sich einen Hund anzuschaffen, um an ihm zu testen, ob sie für das Elternsein schon genug Reife besitzen. Sie suchen einen Züchter und verlieben sich dort in einen Welpen, den sie mit nach Hause nehmen. Von diesem Moment an erobert der wilde und temperamentvolle Marley das Leben der beiden und stellt alles auf den Kopf, was nicht niet- und nagelfest ist.

Ganz ehrlich, ich hatte gar nicht so große Lust auf ein Hundebuch. Den Film habe ich schon gemieden, weil ich w
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Alexandria
If you are looking for a book that has mixed emotions within the pages, and are looking for a prequal to marley and me, than this book is meant for you. This book is about how the author(John Grogan) gets a puppy that is full of energy and adventure. They name him Marley, and Marley is a funny character. They have marley for a long time, and has loved that dog 'till the very end. This book takes place (at first) in florida, then to pennsylvania where he lived a good life.
What I liked about th
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Haley Geissler
I really loved this book because I am a dog lover. It has happy and sad parts... It might even leave you crying at the end! This book is marvellous! It is really funny and interesting. It's not a story with a trigger and a resolution or anything like that; it's just a simple life story. It's a super read and should be in everyone's stocking this year!
I can relate this book to my life because i used to have a dog exactly like Marley. Marley's heart was pure. Just as he joyfully refused any limi
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Mary Jherene
I read "Marley a dog like No Other" by John Grogan. I chose this book because it had a nice summary and I watched the movie and I wanted to read the book. The plot of this story is Can this rambunctious pup ever learn how to be a good boy? Marley was always wild and adventurous, he never been a good dog in his whole life, but to his family he've been a good dog. My favorite quote is, " A dog judges others not by how they look but by who they are inside. A dog doesn't care if you are rich or poor ...more
James
Oct 06, 2007 James rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: animal lovers
Being a dog lover who went through a similar but far more traumatic experience, I found the book to be very moving.

I ended up with this version instead of the Marley and Me. I felt shortchanged because I read it in one sitting this morning.

Marley wasn't all that unique. My Westie, though smaller and not as destructive, is similar. The mischief and fun, loyalty and devotion that builds and builds thoughout the first two thirds, made me feel like Marley is my own. Then, when Marley ages, we're wi
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Isabelle
Jan 30, 2014 Isabelle rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Isabelle by: nobody
I really liked the book Marley a dog like no other. It was very good for me because I like animals and have two dogs of my own. I like all of the energy that Marley has. I liked to read about all of the troubles they had with Marley that a lot of people go through. I loved the relationship the owners had with the dog. If you like animals you will like this. I think a lot of other people will like it to.It kept me entertained through out the whole thing and had a very good ending.
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John Grogan's first book, Marley & Me, is a number one international bestseller soon to be released as a major motion picture. His second book is The Longest Trip Home. John lives in Pennsylvania with his wife, Jenny, and their three children.
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“Just so you know Labrodor retrivers do not howl.Begals Howl.Wolves howl. Labs do not howl, at lestnot well. Marley attempted twice to howl, both times in answer to a passing police siren, tossing back his head, forming his mouth into an O shape, and letting loose the most pathetic sound Ihave ever heard, more like gargling than answering the call of the wild. Butnow,no question about it he was howling.” 9 likes
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