A Dog's Purpose

A Dog's Purpose

[a Novel for Humans]

Book - 2010
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A Dog's Purpose --the #1 New York Times bestseller--is heading to the big screen! Based on the beloved bestselling novel by W. Bruce Cameron, A Dog's Purpose , from director Lasse Hallstr#65533;m ( The Cider House Rules , Dear John , The 100-Foot Journey ), shares the soulful and surprising story of one devoted dog (voiced by Josh Gad) who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love. The family film told from the dog's perspective also stars Britt Robertson, KJ Apa, John Ortiz, Peggy Lipton, Juliet Rylance, Luke Kirby, Pooch Hall and Dennis Quaid. A Dog's Purpose is produced by Gavin Polone ( Zombieland , TV's Gilmore Girls ). The film from Amblin Entertainment and Walden Media will be distributed by Universal Pictures. Screenplay by W. Bruce Cameron & Cathryn Michon and Audrey Wells and Maya Forbes & Wally Wolodarsky.

Heartwarming, insightful, and often laugh-out-loud funny, A Dog's Purpose is not only the emotional and hilarious story of a dog's many lives, but also a dog's-eye commentary on human relationships and the unbreakable bonds between man and man's best friend. This moving and beautifully crafted story teaches us that love never dies, that our true friends are always with us, and that every creature on earth is born with a purpose.

Bailey's story continues in A Dog's Journey , the charming New York Times and USA Today bestselling direct sequel to A Dog's Purpose .

A Dog's Purpose Series
#1 A Dog's Purpose
#2 A Dog's Journey

Other A Dog's Purpose Books
Ellie's Story: A Dog's Purpose Novel
Bailey's Story: A Dog's Purpose Novel
Molly's Story: A Dog's Purpose Novel (forthcoming)

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Publisher: New York : Forge, c2010.
ISBN: 9780765326263
9780765330345
Branch Call Number: FICTION CAM

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ceknight0709
Sep 28, 2017

I read this book in like 3 hours. Could not for the life of me put it down!!!

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Nikewingz
Sep 20, 2017

A light read. Cute story. I liked it.

AL_CYNTHIA Sep 19, 2017

A dog's enduring love for his "boy" and the lessons learned along the way to fulfill his purpose for the boy makes this an imaginative story. As a dog lover, some parts are hard to read. I have a feeling tissues will be a must when watching the movie!

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SasaMcD
Aug 30, 2017

This book was amazing. Cameron manages to capture a dog's point of view perfectly. A beautiful read!

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Writer2003
Aug 30, 2017

I can't say that this was a book I picked up and couldn't put down until it was done, but it was everything that the reviews claim it that it is - humorous, well written, and heart wrenching. I was always either crying from sadness or because I was laughing so hard. A wonderful take on the way that a dog might view the world. This book takes you on an emotional roller coaster as you watch the various lives of a dog, searching for his purpose. Overall an incredible book, and highly recommended by me.

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charmcole
Aug 23, 2017

sooo amazing but some aspects of it were kinda dark so in my opion 4 and a half

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margies
Aug 14, 2017

As one who had a service dog for years, I can say I loved it. Of course wish they'd added a service dog story but ... they are not well known.

Loved it, loved it. Yes and then some.

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Leopardstrike
May 15, 2017

A great and heartwarming story! This is a beautiful, tragic and sweet tale. Deserves 5 stars!

Cynthia_N May 03, 2017

So much yes!! Heart filling and heart wrenching! Cameron writes from the dog's point of view and it just makes sense!

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JLMason
Mar 30, 2017

This book came highly recommended to me, a dog owner and lover. Other than the description of search and rescue dog training, it was a disappointment. Maudlin, predictable, and poorly written with a simple, Disneyesque storyline, the book anthropomorphizes dog behaviour and thought processes for wishful dog owners. The main problem with writing a story from a dog’s perspective is that a dog’s perspective is pretty limited. It perceives the world through a narrow lens of oder, food, comfort, and play, so the narrative becomes repetitive after awhile. The same issue occurs in the Chet and Bernie mysteries by Spencer Quinn with Chet as the dog protagonist/narrator; you’ve read one, you’ve read them all. If you truly want to understand dog behaviour and how they perceive the environment, check out Stanley Coren’s books, particularly “The Intelligence of Dogs”, “How to speak dog: Mastering the art of dog-human communication”, and "Why does my dog act that way? A complete guide to your dog’s personality”.

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BudgiesNbooks
Aug 21, 2017

"Bailey, Bailey, Bailey, I'm going to miss you , doodle dog," Ethan whispered in my ear. His breath was warm and delightful. I closed my eyes at the sheer pleasure of it, the sheer pleasure of love from the boy, love by the boy."

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