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4.25 of 5 stars 4.25  ·  rating details  ·  4,397 ratings  ·  448 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

Hardcover, 208 pages
Published May 10th 2010 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published January 1st 2007)
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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
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!
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
Jennifer Wardrip
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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
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
this book is good and I love reading it and seeing the movie it gets said but i still think that it is great
This was such a fun book to read! I have seen the movie countless times and read the adult version. (Forgive me if I mix them together) This fits into my theme of dog/human meaningful relationships. This dog seems to find trouble at every turn and even develops some funny phobias (thunder) that drive his owners crazy. What was interesting about reading the kid version is how much they don't talk about the adults' problems. Most of their issues are not appropriate for young kids, but in the adult ...more
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
I gave the book Marley five stars because I thought the whole book was great. Marley the dog made the whole book funny. I thought the whole plot was great and that it had a great story line. The end of the book was kind of sad but I still liked the book because the plot and the characters were funny. Marley is what made the book such a great book because he was always doing funny things and that is what made it such a great, interesting, fun to read book.
John and Jenn are living there life as a marryed 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
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
Evi Harries
Ich hätte 900 Sterne gegeben.
Jeremy Jones
The book I choose to read was, Marley: A Dog Like No Other, by John Grogan. I choose this book, because I watched the movie about 4 weeks before I started reading the book, and I was wondering what the book would be like. After reading the book, I realized that the book was better, because it was wrote in ways that I was able to understand more than the movie, and I got the sensation of people in my head as I read the book, and that they were actually acting out the book, in my head. It was weir ...more
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
This book is about a family dog that is a lot of trouble. The dog is very bad and the family wants to get rid of it. Later in the story the family realizes how much they love the dog.
Kim Weaver
I found this book at the library, I never seen the movie but I was curious about what happens in it, now I know what they were talking about. The title says it all, A dog like no other, This dog does some crazy stuff and even though he caused his owners so much grief, they still loved him. The purpose is to keep the memory of this beloved, crazy dog alive. Well like I said I have never seen the movie so I learned that he was in a movie, That his owner actually wrote the book, and that he got kic ...more
I love the idea of having students read stories that they may have already experienced in film, because the story is oftentimes more rich and thought-provoking in text. Having a version of this story written for young readers is an excellent idea! The themes of pets, family, love, and loss are all rolled into this funny story about a disastrous puppy who grows into a dependable and loved dog. I would use this book in my classroom to discuss the topic of loss, because for some students talking ab ...more
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
This book, adapted from Marley & Me, is an appealing memoir for dog-loving middle school students. Marley was a 97 pound, energetic, enthusiastic, affectionate, curious, and hungry yellow lab. He was thrown out of obedience school. He was terrified of thunderstorms. He would eat anything - including an expensive piece of jewelry. He would greet people by running to them and jumping up on them. Once when the author tied his leash to an outdoor table at a restaurant, he went chasing off after ...more
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.
The book Marley: A Dog Like No Other, written by John Grogan, is about a couple who just started their lives together and they wanted another family member in their lives, and that other family member was a dog. And one day they got the dog that they thought was the best one they can ever find. But, years past, and they found that Marley was a little trouble maker! This book has a lot of happy moments until the end. In my opinion, I didn't really find this book that amusing except for the end. ...more
Bingsy Bings
A student brought this from home and had this idea that I should read it. In fact, he was super persistent about this. I've been reading it very slowly over the course of the year, but, since I wanted to return it to him before the end of the year, today I read the last half in one SSR session. You know what? Even adapted for a child's reading level the ending still made me cry. Grogan's brilliant at keeping it simple but really making the reader feel like they know Marley. It's crazy, but I fee ...more
Trudy Parmarter
Read this for a local book club. Not a big dog fan but the life of the journalist interested me.
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!
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,
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

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
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John Grogan has spent more than 25 years as a newspaper journalist. Previously he worked as a reporter, bureau chief, and columnist at newspaper in Michigan and Florida. He is also the former editor on chief of Rodale's Organic Gardening magazine. His work has won numerous awards, including the National Press Club's Consumer Journalism Award. His first book, Marley & Me, is a number one inte ...more
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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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