Grades 8 - 12
Grade level Equivalent: 4.4
Lexile® Measure: 720L
DRA: Not Available
Guided Reading: Not Available
- Realistic Fiction
- Death, Grief, Loss
- Family Life
About This Book
An Unforgettable Story About a Lovable Dog and His Speed-Obsessed Family!
Celebrate the triumph of the human—and canine—spirit in this extraordinary novel told by a race-car-loving dog!
• Adapted from the New York Times best-selling novel The Art of Racing in the Rain
• Filled with exciting facts and details about race-car driving
• Unique narrative voice adds humor and interest to the tale
• Inspirational success story captivates readers from the first page to the last
Enzo, the lovable dog who tells this story, knows he is different from other dogs. Other dogs like to chase cars. Enzo loves to race them! He's learned about racing from watching TV and listening in on the conversations between his human friend, Denny, an up-and-coming race-car driver, and Denny's daughter, Zoë. But as he listens, Enzo learns that, like racing, life isn't just about going fast.
Applying the rules of racing to his world, Enzo takes on his family's challenges and, holding in his heart the dream that Denny and his daughter will go on to racing fame, he emerges as one of the most lovable and inspiring narrators in children's fiction.