The One Book, One Waco communitywide reading program has announced that the Summer 2008 reading selection will be Marley and Me by John Grogan.
“We are excited about this book because it appeals to all audiences,” said Bryan Fonville, chairman of the One Book, One Waco Book Selection Committee.
“Everyone will be able to laugh and cry through this touching tale of the trials and tribulations of owning a pet.”
Events will include a pet photo contest, training demonstrations by professional dog trainers and book discussions.
The big event will be a breakfast in the park featuring pet trick demonstrations and a reading of book selections for the whole family to enjoy.
“With all the hands-on activities we are offering in conjunction with Marley and Me, we hope every member of the community is able to participate in something that they truly find fun and informative,” said Allan Marshall, director of community development at the Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce.
“We are excited about this book because it appeals to all audiences,” said Bryan Fonville, chairman of the One Book, One Waco Book Selection Committee. “Everyone will be able to laugh and cry through the touching tale of this fun-loving Labrador.”
Marley and Me tells the true story of author John Grogan’s experience raising his yellow lab Marley, who tested his patience constantly. He shares the life lessons he and his family learned from the 13 years Marley lived with them.
Grogan has authored two additional books about Marley, which One Book, One Waco will also use. Marley: A Dog Like None Other is geared towards readers 8 to 12 years of age and Bad Dog, Marley! is an illustrated book for children ages 4 to 6.
One Book, One Waco organizers hope that all organizations – universities, colleges, businesses, churches, literary groups, and others – will hold book discussions as well as attend the official One Book, One Waco events.
For more information, contact Allan Marshall at (254) 752-6611 x. 312.