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Racing in the Rain: My Life as a Dog Paperback – May 3, 2011
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From the Back Cover
Have you ever wondered what your dog is thinking?
Meet one funny dog—Enzo, the lovable mutt who tells this story. Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: most dogs love to chase cars, but Enzo longs to race them. He learns about racing and the world around him by watching TV and by listening to the words of his best friend, Denny, an up-and-coming race car driver, and his daughter, Zoë, his constant companion. Enzo finds that life is just like being on the racetrack—it isn't simply about going fast. And, applying the rules of racing to his world, Enzo takes on his family's challenges and emerges a hero. In the end, Enzo holds in his heart the dream that Denny will go on to be a racing champion with his daughter by his side. For theirs is an extraordinary friendship—one that reminds us all to celebrate the triumph of the human (and canine) spirit.
This is a special adaptation for young people of the acclaimed New York Times bestselling adult novel The Art of Racing in the Rain.
About the Author
Garth Stein is the author of Enzo Races in the Rain!, based on the New York Times bestselling novel The Art of Racing in the Rain (and its tween adaptation, Racing in the Rain). His other works include A Sudden Light, How Evan Broke His Head and Other Secrets, Raven Stole the Moon, and a play, Brother Jones. He is the cofounder of Seattle7Writers.org, a nonprofit collective of sixty-two Northwest authors dedicated to fostering a passion for the written word. Garth lives in Seattle with his family and his dog, Comet.
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Discussing the book with the club was filled with no end of confusion as my wife continued quoting passages from the book that only she and I remembered, until a brave soul declared ... 'that isn't in this book!'
It turns out I'd ordered for my wife and myself 'A Special Adaptation for Young Readers.' We laughed as we compared cover images, on everyone else's book the profile of 'Enzo' as an adult dog and on our cover a lovable puppy with dancing eyes. Good idea to check the book twice before purchase and download to my iPad!
Regardless, ours was a fun read and I'm keeping the book around for my grandson who should be able to tackle it soon.
Having been a race car fan most of my life ever since watching it on TV in middle school, I appreciated and liked all the references to racing and how race car drivers think. I also related to the references to Seattle and some other towns since I am a little familiar with the area.
I thought it was well written and very enjoyable.
As a pup:
I suggest starting at chapter 2- 1 is just an intro to the book.
Enzo was surprised when Denny fell in love with Eve so quickly. They seemed to fight over his attention. But Eve still loved Enzo. When she fell ill with brain cancer, she died. No, God, don't take innocent people!
Three yr. battle over the poor child. Grandparents vs. father.
Famous car racer, Eve 's husband, Zoë's father, Enzo's owner... so on.
Yeah. Overall very good book. I highly recommend this book to young teens and adults. Very good.
Highly recommended for "ALL" dog lovers........... FIVE STAR!!
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I would recommend this book to anyone who loves their pets
Made me laugh out loud, and summoned teardrops as well.