- Paperback: 304 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins (May 3 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780062015761
- ISBN-13: 978-0062015761
- ASIN: 0062015761
- Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.5 x 19.4 cm
- Shipping Weight: 222 g
- Average Customer Review: 46 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #28,898 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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This is a wonderful book, but I hesitate to say it wasn't too humorous.
The Ghost Writer
Clearly a man comfortable with his craft, dedicated to research and the nuance of language, Stein has created the story of a dog known as Enzo, who believes he will be reincarnated as a human when his time as a dog is done. During Enzo's journey as a dog, he becomes emotionally attached to his master, Denny, who is a rising race car driver. Together Enzo and Denny experience joy in a marriage and birth of a child, the thrill of the race course, and then the devastation of the loss of all they've held precious.
Never maudlin or trite, the emotional impact of Stein's story rings true with a subtlety which is quite astonishing.
Altogether a thoroughly enjoyable and memorable read. Highly recommended.
so much so that I ordered two for my friends/family....
was disappointed in this particular choice as it was not the adult version.
be careful to look an enlarged pic of front cover
where it says...juvenille version. tho it probably was very good also.
Enjoy, pure, funny, sad and happy. Who can tell. Lets have more.
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