Racing in the Rain: My Life as a Dog

Category: Book
By (author): Stein, Garth
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / Age 10-14
  JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Dogs
  JUVENILE FICTION / Family / General (see also headings under Social Themes)
  JUVENILE FICTION / General
Audience: children/juvenile
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: May 2011
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 8.25in x 5.50in x 1.01in
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*

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, Zoƫ, 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.

Biographical Note

Garth Stein is the author of three novels, The Art of Racing in the Rain, How Evan Broke His Head and Other Secrets, and Raven Stole the Moon, and a play, Brother Jones. He has also worked as a documentary filmmaker and lives in Seattle with his family.