Giant George

Giant George

Life With the World's Biggest Dog

Book - 2012
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This book is the story of how a precocious puppy won Dave's and Christie's hearts, and along the way, became a superstar. In 2010, George was named by Guinness World Records as the Tallest Dog in the World--ever. The coauthor is Lynne Barrett-Lee.
"The funny and heartwarming story of one couple's unexpected life with the 'runt of the litter' puppy who grew to be the largest dog in the world...in fact ever"--Provided by the publisher.
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Life & Style, 2012, c2011
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9781455511457
1455511455
Call Number: 636.73 N188g
Characteristics: viii, 255 p. [8] p. of plates : col. ill. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Barrett-Lee, Lynne 1959-

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mammothhawk229e
Jan 20, 2017

Well balanced offbeat story of a dog who became largest dog confirmed by Guinness World Record official & heavier only by American Football linebacker or a Sumo wrestler.
245 pounds!

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ilovewhippets
Dec 02, 2014

I don't know why stories about a dog should involve so much human drama rather than the dog drama.. Is it a lack of material? It's an average story. Could have been better.

forbesrachel Feb 02, 2014

George is big, not only big, the biggest, and with that size comes a few problems.

Space is one, but keeping a dog's nose away from things on counter tops only humans can normally reach is another. Still, this family adjusts to accommodate him, and he is truly worth it.

George is a gentle dog, and one with such a lovable temperament that the world embraces him. Through the struggles of having a child of their own, George is a bright spot, and a comfort, even while he races towards fame.

Narrated by the husband who was "convinced" by his wife to get a dog, he presents their tale in a good-humoured and casual way. He often comments on the struggles he personally faced to integrate this dog into his busy life, while at other times he remarks on his inability to understand his wife's desire to treat George the way she does. However, it is the remarks that give a sense of George's height that will both astound and crack you up.

While this is the story of a special dog, it is as much a tale of the journey of this family.

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lgbennett89
Feb 15, 2013

I loved this book. It moved right along. Their story was enjoyable from puppy to titleholder. I am a big time dog lover and am very pleased how they portrayed responsible ownership. I learned much about Great Danes and am so glad that Dave Nassar shared his experience of loving giant George.

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DellaV
Sep 09, 2012

This book is a lot about George's male human. It killed about two hours, but it's a pleasant enough read. I rated it for ages 15 and up because of the wife's miscarriages, which younger readers might not understand. Otherwise, he seems like a good dog.

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debilly
Aug 22, 2012

Another great read! Right up there with "You Had Me At Woof", "The Art of Chasing The Rain" and "Marley & Me." As a total dog person I laughed with the author in his dubious attemps to please.

This was very disappointing. More about the humans than George himself. Better to check out his website and see George for yourself.

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JudithE
May 26, 2012

Very quick read. It doesn't really have enough content to be a full book, and not enough pictures to really revel in George's size and personality. But pleasant.

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DellaV
Sep 09, 2012

DellaV thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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Overall, this story mainly seems to be about the humans that take care of George and the obstacles they go through taking care of him and finding out he is the tallest dog ever.

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