Racing In The Rain: My Life as a Dog

Paperback | May 3, 2011

byGarth Stein

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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.

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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, ...

Garth Stein is the author ofEnzo Races in the Rain!, based on theNew York Timesbestselling novelThe Art of Racing in the Rain(and its tween adaptation,Racing in the Rain). His other works includeA Sudden Light,How Evan Broke His Head and Other Secrets,Raven Stole the Moon, and a play,Brother Jones. He is the cofounder of Seattle7Writer...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 7.62 × 5.12 × 0.61 inPublished:May 3, 2011Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062015761

ISBN - 13:9780062015761

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Favourite Book A must read for dog lovers. Amazing
Date published: 2017-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Made me cry I liked the idea behind the dog narrator, it is a very heart-felt story that made me cry, which I don't usually do with books.
Date published: 2017-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Made me cry I liked the idea behind the dog narrator, it is a very heart-felt story that made me cry, which I don't usually do with books.
Date published: 2017-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a special book! This book is absolutely magical. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2017-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST BOOK EVER This book will make you laugh a lot and cry a little. It shows what it takes to be human and how we can overcome anything if we try. It is soo inspirational and is so well written. There is amazing qoutes like, 'There is no dishonor in losing the race. There is only dishonor in not racing because you are afraid to lose.'!!! and it teaches us about our inner fears and demons and it is great for men and even women.
Date published: 2016-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must read! It starts off a little slow, but once you get past the first couple of chapters you won't be able to put it down.
Date published: 2015-04-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Racing in the rain Lovely book a joy to read Recommended to anyone who likes to lose themselves in a story. He should write more.
Date published: 2015-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein Fantastic read :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)
Date published: 2014-10-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It must be good I have not read it yet although it seems good
Date published: 2014-08-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Racing in the rain This was a good book, I liked how denny never gave up also loved the dog.
Date published: 2014-02-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Racing in the rain Enzo the dog, main character in this book, shares his life story with the reader in a deligtfully, tender way, He experiences many things in his life an what I learned from him is to take pleasure n the simplest tthings in life, like a nod from a friend or when someone gets excited about some happening as much as you do.
Date published: 2014-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Racing in the rain Very enjoyable read for anyone who has ever owned a dog.
Date published: 2013-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing!!!! Absolutely loved this book, amazing to imagine life as a dog and so touching to realize the incredible bonds we form with our pets.
Date published: 2013-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing!!!! Beautiful, touching with many life lessons. I look forward to meeting my late dogs in their human forms!
Date published: 2013-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must read! A definite must read! It makes you laugh & cry at the same time.brilliant book
Date published: 2013-05-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent! You need to read this is you love dogs. Humor, sadness, happiness....it's all here. Loved this book.
Date published: 2013-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent! You need to read this is you love dogs. Humor, sadness, happiness....it's all here. Loved this book.
Date published: 2013-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein Loved the voice in this book. Author did a great job.
Date published: 2013-03-06