Even Bad Dogs Go to Heaven: More from the Dog Chapel

Even Bad Dogs Go to Heaven: More from the Dog Chapel

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by Stephen Huneck
     
 

The Dog Chapel introduced readers to Stephen Huneck’s very special retreat for dogs and their owners, and Huneck’s dog-centric philosophy captured the public’s attention. In this book, a follow-up to that perennial seller, readers will learn more about the special affection owners reserve for dogs that have passed on.

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Overview

The Dog Chapel introduced readers to Stephen Huneck’s very special retreat for dogs and their owners, and Huneck’s dog-centric philosophy captured the public’s attention. In this book, a follow-up to that perennial seller, readers will learn more about the special affection owners reserve for dogs that have passed on.

Pet owners come to the Dog Chapel in Vermont to remember and memorialize their beloved dogs. All along the walls and on every available surface, visitors leave pictures, letters, and testimonials about the dogs that have passed away. People who have just lost a pet find comfort in this outpouring of emotion, and use the walls to bid farewell to their canine friends. This book celebrates this affection and reflects on the life cycle of beloved dogs. It is the perfect gift for a bereaved pet owner, or anyone who believes that dogs have a special place in human life.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 2 Up—After recovering from a near-fatal illness, Huneck established a chapel dedicated to the relationship between dogs and their owners on his property in Vermont. He originally wrote about it in The Dog Chapel: Welcome All Creeds, All Breeds. No Dogmas Allowed (Abrams, 2002). He begins this book with an update about the chapel 10 years after its foundation. The introduction is lengthy—six pages of fairly small print—but touching. It is illustrated with color photographs of the small chapel, its walls covered with notes and photos from dog lovers who visited or were influenced by Huneck's work. Following the introduction, the artist presents about 30 short sayings about dogs, one per spread, in large informal print and illustrates each one with his characteristic style. The sayings are clever and celebrate the richness that pets bring to life. They also offer comfort for those who might have lost a beloved canine friend. The illustrations are simple and solid, but brightly colored and have a gentle humor of their own. This book is a fitting remembrance of Huneck, who recently passed away, and a good choice for those who may be dealing with their own loss.—Donna Cardon, Provo City Library, UT

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810996298
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/2010
Pages:
80
Sales rank:
624,640
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

Meet the Author

Stephen Huneck was an internationally acclaimed painter and sculptor who passed away in 2010. He was the owner of Stephen Huneck Galleries in St. Johnsbury, Vermont.

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