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A Dog's Purpose!

Based on the beloved bestselling novel by W. Bruce Cameron, A Dog’s Purpose, from director Lasse Hallström (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, Juliet Rylance, Luke Kirby, Peggy Lipton, Pooch Hall and Dennis Quaid.

If you’ve read A Dog's Purpose or the sequel A Dog's Journey, you are aware of the potential for using these novels to seize the imaginations of your students, and to get them thinking beyond the written page and into the deeper, more profound aspects of the story. Indeed, both books have been successfully used in grades as young as 5th and as old as 12th.

A Dog’s Purpose believes home school educators and students can reach their full potential with personalized instruction that instills confidence, character, and a lifelong love of learning. If you’ve read Dog's Purpose or the sequel A Dog's Journey, your students imagination will run deeper than anything imaged. The story goes beyond dog and master, bringing to life the bond, understanding and human compassion we share with our four legged friends and the infinite love that is within all of us.

A Dogs Purpose has teamed up with educators to bring you a Study Guide to to assist educators in using both books in the classroom. This has been wildly successfully when used in grades as young as 5th and as old as 12th. Download your Free Study Guide here. The guide has been aligned to the CCR national standards and specific comprehension questions have been designed to meet these standards.

A Dog’s Purpose is running a Matching Grant Program – providing books for your classroom. (Up to 100% of costs covered). Note the grant program is available only for soft-bound copies of A Dog's Purpose. If you have any questions about the Study Guide or Grant please send an email.

A Dog’s Purpose is produced by Gavin Polone (Zombieland, TV’s Gilmore Girls). The film from Amblin Entertainment and Walden Media is executive produced by Alan Blomquist, Mark Sourian and Lauren Pfeiffer, and it's distributed by Universal Pictures.

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