A Very Marley Christmas

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With all the excitement of Christmas approaching, it’s no surprise that Marley, the lovable pup with a nose for trouble, wants to join in. Anticipating his very first snowfall and Santa’s arrival, Marley jumps in to help his family in every way he can. But while Marley may have good intentions, it’s not long before he tears down the twinkle lights, attacks a paper chain of snowflakes, and mistakes the Christmas tree for . . . well . . . his very own indoor bathroom. Will Marley’s rowdiness ruin Christmas, or will...

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Overview

With all the excitement of Christmas approaching, it’s no surprise that Marley, the lovable pup with a nose for trouble, wants to join in. Anticipating his very first snowfall and Santa’s arrival, Marley jumps in to help his family in every way he can. But while Marley may have good intentions, it’s not long before he tears down the twinkle lights, attacks a paper chain of snowflakes, and mistakes the Christmas tree for . . . well . . . his very own indoor bathroom. Will Marley’s rowdiness ruin Christmas, or will he find a way to share some holiday magic with his family? Packed with hilarious Marley bad-boy antics, this follow-up to the #1 bestselling Bad Dog, Marley! delivers a heartfelt holiday story. 

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal

K-Gr 4

The pup from Grogan's nonfiction title Marley: A Dog Like No Other (HarperCollins, 2007) returns in a picture book. This slight story records the yellow Lab's destructive puppy antics. The repetition of "Bad dog, Marley!" seems antithetical to current, positive-reinforcement-based pet-training techniques, but one can understand the frustration as the pup ruins project after project for every family member. Cowdrey's illustrations do their best to showcase Marley's exuberance and joie de vivre, but only partially succeed. Better dog stories abound.-Lisa Falk, Los Angeles Public Library

Kirkus Reviews
Grogan continues his Marley franchise with his third children's book about the boisterous yellow lab, rearranging the chronology of the family history slightly so that there are already two children in the family when Marley arrives. During the Christmas preparations, Marley jumps in the box of ornaments, runs off with the strings of lights, knocks over the tree and then uses it for his "indoor bathroom." He pulls down decorations, runs through a painting project in one delightfully messy illustration and finally shakes snow all over the family's new toboggan in a conclusion that falls a little flat. The story is smoothly told but not in a particularly funny or original way, and the dialogue includes a lot of unintelligible and annoying baby talk from the toddler son. The humorous illustrations of Marley are the volume's best feature, but they really portray just a string of typical incidences of Marley misbehavior rather than a meaningful story. It may be time for this overworked pup to take a rest. (Picture book. 3-7)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062113672
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/23/2014
  • Series: Marley Series
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 195,496
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

John Grogan

John Grogan is the author of the #1 international bestseller Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog, the bestselling middle-grade memoir Marley: A Dog Like No Other, and three #1 best-selling picture books: Bad Dog, Marley!, A Very Marley Christmas, and Marley Goes to School. John lives with his wife and their three children in the Pennsylvania countryside.

John Grogan ha sido un premiado reportero gráfico y columnista por más de veinticinco años. Vive en Pensilvania con su esposa Jenny y sus tres hijos.

Richard Cowdrey has illustrated numerous books for children, including Bad Dog, Marley! by John Grogan, Animal Lullabies by Pam Conrad, and Frosty the Snowman by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins. He is the owner of a yellow Labrador, Murray, whose behavior is remarkably similar to Marley's. He lives in Ohio with his wife and children.

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    1. Hometown:
      Emmaus, Pennsylvania
    1. Date of Birth:
      March 20, 1957
    2. Place of Birth:
      Detroit, Michigan
    1. Education:
      B.A. in Journalism and English, Central Michigan University, 1979; M.A. in Journalism, The Ohio State University, 1986
    2. Website:

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  • Posted March 31, 2011

    Kids love it!!!

    This is such a cute book, My 5 year old daughter and 8 year old son love reading Marley.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 19, 2008

    I Also Recommend:

    The Bad Dog At Christmas

    Marley's back for Christmas mischief. Bad, yet loveable as ever, Marley continues to be Marley through and through. Great follow-up book.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 4, 2011

    Great

    Im only 6 and i love it

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 23, 2010

    This book is fun for Christmas or anytime!

    I have a 4 year old son and he loves Marley. He first "met" Marley by watching the movie and we have been buying the Marley books since then. He saw this one at the store when we were shopping during the holidays so I got it for him. He thinks Marley is silly and the book makes him laugh out loud.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 18, 2009

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    Purchased for my grandchild...

    I purchased this book for my granddaughter who loves books on animals. She has a puppy of her own and he acts a lot like Marley. The pictures are great.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2008

    Can't wait !!!!

    I can't wait for this book to come out I read the original and it was an outstanding book then I got the kids version for my daughter she also loved it (I did to) and now i can't wait to get her this one!! (Me to)

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 10, 2011

    ooommmggg!!!!

    omg marley is the cutest thing u have ever seen i love maley read more marley books!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 12, 2011

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    asome

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2010

    marly

    marly rocks!!! read more marly!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 29, 2010

    love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!??!!!!!!!!!!!'''

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  • Posted February 23, 2009

    What a sweet and loving story!

    What a sweet and loving story! I love all the mischief that Marley goes through especially during the Christmas season. A "must have" for those who own a dog and have children.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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