Amazing Gracie: A Dog's Tale

Amazing Gracie: A Dog's Tale

by Mark Beckloff, Dan Dye
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Amazing Gracie: A Dog's Tale by Mark Beckloff, Dan Dye

It was love at first sight. Amid the frenzied barking and prancing of a house full of Great Danes, one pup was shivering in the corner. Gracie. But when Dan Dye reached her, she struggled to her feet like a clumsy foal, raised her forehead to his, and announced, as clearly as if she had actually spoken the words, You know I'm the one. Now get me outta here!

By turns funny, moving, tender, and inspiring, Gracie's tale is a treat for every dog lover. There is Gracie's first morning, racing around Dan in the snowy yard. Gracie's first determination to prove to her step-sisters, Dottie the Dalmation and Sarah the Black Lab, that she's one of the girls. Gracie's defiant romance with a pint-size charmer named Byron, a Boston Terrier from the wrong side of the fence.

Then born of necessity, the eureka moment: When Gracie's delicate constitution starts turning into anorexia, Dan teaches himself how to cook, and in three days is baking her the cookies that will spur her appetite, launch Three Dog Bakery, and transform their lives forever.

Courage. Compassion. Kindness. Soul. Tenacity. And joy, above all, joy. These qualities Gracie possessed in abundance, and shared with everyone, human or canine, who had the good fortune to cross her path.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761153627
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date: 03/04/2003
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 393,687
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Mark Beckloff is a co-founder of Three Dog Bakery and co-author of Short Tails and Treats from Three Dog Bakery and Three Dog Bakery Cookbook. He and Dan Dye live with their dogs Claire, Dottie Mae, and Joe in Kansas City, Missouri.
Dan Dye is a co-founder of Three Dog Bakery and co-author of Short Tails and Treats from Three Dog Bakery and Three Dog Bakery Cookbook. He and Mark Beckloff live with their dogs Claire, Dottie Mae, and Joe in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Amazing Gracie: A Dog's Tale 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 61 reviews.
Gooshersmom More than 1 year ago
As a owner of 3 Great Danes (one who just passed away) I found this to be a great book. I loved how it when through all the details of Gracie's life. I am also an interpreter for the Deaf so when I found out that Gracie was Deaf I was hooked. I didn't however read the end... I knew what was coming and just couldn't do it. My dogs are my children and reliving the horriable day when they had to pass is just too much.
BarbiiBB More than 1 year ago
I read this for my book club and really enjoyed the story as well as Dan Dye's writing style. There were many laugh out loud moments as he played with words and expressions. Overall the book is about his dog Gracie, but there was so much more that was shared. It's a great book for a book club because there is so much to discuss and to enjoy. Normally I would not have selected this type of book to read, but I am glad that I did read it. It brought back fond memories of my own dog.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This bok is a great story. It is cute and full of happines and tears
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avkdjw More than 1 year ago
Such a heartwarming story. The story had me laughing and crying. I guess I'm just a sentalmentalist.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an unbearably sweet book about a lonely dalmatian- puppy who finds a home with a dog-loving man (the author!) and brings insparation, love, and GRACE to his life. This book is not just for dog lovers, anyone can will love this amazing story. It is humorous, sweet, and sad all at once. This book deserves five stars.-A ten year old
bobbiBW More than 1 year ago
Very great - even though sad at end
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Two2dogs More than 1 year ago
If you are a dog lover (even if your not) you will find this book very heart warming. This book was recommended by a good friend so I knew I had to take her advise and read it, so glad I did.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story is about the redemptive powers of love. A special needs puppy is adopted by a man and then transforms his whole life with a new career and newfound purpose. It's maybe not a new story but it is well told with equal amounts of humor and tugs at the heart. This is a quick and enjoyable read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I cried. So sweet and even funny!
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annonmousCT More than 1 year ago
beautiful memoir, love the story... beautiful quote "love is not a fixed commodity - and the more you give, the more you have to give."
starr1017 More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful book about a wonderful dog and what she brought to her people's lives. I fell in love with Gracie and you will too!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book truly shows dogs are more than just pets! God Bless the dogs!
Zeusie72 More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! I read it many years ago and I get it out and reread it every so often. My first Great Dane was from a backyard breeder and while most are great many are not. Zeus had many problems and most people would have gave up on him but I loved him more than words than ever express. Like Gracie he had an eating disorder and would not walk on shiny floors. I tell people he was my Angel baby that was sent to me to learn love and patience lots of patiences. He was the smartest dog I have ever had and I was lucky to have him in my life. Its been over 7 yrs since he died that summer day but I think about him everyday. This book makes me laugh, cry and yes miss him like crazy. My whole family has read this book . My dad cried like a baby and said it was one of the best books he has read. If you love dogs you can't go wrong with this book. Yes it will make you cry but it will make you laugh as well, it is very bittersweet. You can't go wrong I promise!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the best book I ever read!!! I love dogs but I love great danes even more. I love this book, I can't put it down!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I highly reccomend this book. It was so good and I couldn't put it down. Gracie was awesome!
JAC0314 More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent book for everyone, not just dog lovers. This is a very inspirational book. I thought it was wonderfully written. Each character, including the dog, have their own personalities.
QueenLola More than 1 year ago
This is a must read for all dog lovers! This book made me remember that you can be going through your life day to day not realizing every little factor that plays into your destiny. I laughed and cried and beamed with respect and pride for Amazing Gracie's wonderful family!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago