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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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Dec 19, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jan 28, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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!
Alexis Bordi
The book that I read was “Marley A Dog Like No Other”. This book was good, I liked the language that the author had. Marley is a troublemaker. First, Marley is digging in the laundry. Then, Marley is crashing through screen doors. Third, Marley is flinging drool on their guests. People may say that Marley is the world’s worst dog, but if you really know how Marley acts despite his mischievous ways, his heart is pure and his personality is irresistible. I recommend this book to people from 4th gr ...more
Feb 09, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Feb 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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
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
Miamikel SS
Feb 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Jan 14, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
this book is good and I love reading it and seeing the movie it gets said but i still think that it is great
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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.” 10 likes
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