The Great Gracie Chase: Stop That Dog!

The Great Gracie Chase: Stop That Dog!


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780590100410
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 04/28/2001
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 233,880
Product dimensions: 11.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: AD410L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

As a child in West Virginia, Cynthia Rylant never dreamed of becoming a writer. In her free time, she devoured Archie comic books and paperback romances and enjoyed the outdoors. But after taking one college English class, she was, “hooked on great writing… I didn’t know about this part of me until I went to college-didn’t know I loved beautiful stories.” And one night, inspired by the Southern writer James Agee, she sat down and wrote When I Was Young in the Mountains. Named a Caldecott Honor Book and an ALA Notable Book, it was an instant success.

Since that night, Rylant hasn’t stopped creating wonderful books. Her stories explore friendship, love, grief, and other mysteries, and often draw on her memories of growing up in Appalachia. “I get a lot of personal gratification thinking of those people who don’t get any attention in the world and making them really valuable in my fiction-making them absolutely shine with their beauty.”

She lives with her many pets in the Pacific Northwest.

Mark Teague is an award-winning children's book author and illustrator whose books include the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling How Do Dinosaurs... series, the LaRue series, FIREHOUSE!, FUNNY FARM, and many other humorous picture books. Mark lives in New York state with his wife and their two daughters.

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The Great Gracie Chase: Stop That Dog! 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
emleonard on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Gracie Rose loved piece and quite. She was a very good dog every day except the day the painters came to her house to paint her kitchen. They came and were making to much noise so she began to bark and bark. When she wouldn't stop barking one of the painters put her outside and she decided to do something bad. Gracie went on a walk alone and when the painters realized that she wasn't in the yard it began the "Great Gracie Chase." Everyone in town was outside trying to catch her but no one could. They began to get tired and couldn't run anymore so Gracie went back home in quite and was a happy dog again. Such a cute story to read to young children.
wturnbull06 on LibraryThing 5 months ago
This book is an example of fantasy because it gives Gracie who is a dog real feeling and thoughts which we wouldn¿t actually know but you don¿t question them as you reading. media: paint
abconnor1 on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Gracie Rose is a dog that likes quiet. She does not like it when painters come to paint the kitchen so she was put outside. She did not like that at all. Afterall, that was her house. Gracie takes off through the town. No one can catch her. She showed the whole town that she could go on a walk all by herself. After all of the commotion, she once again was a happy dog in her quiet house. Good book!
katitefft on LibraryThing 5 months ago
The Great Gracie chase is an excellent modern fantasy story that younge readers will greatly enjoy. It tells the story of a sweet dog named Gracie who escapes her house and takes the entire neighborhood on an adventurous chase that only leads her back home. Since readers are not able to hear the thoughts of their beloved pets in real life, this fantasy story opens the imagination of readers to what their pets might be thinking in their day to day life. The patterns and rhythm of this story will also captivate the audience, along with the wonderful illustrations.
perihan on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Gracie Rose loves her quite home, but one day the painters come to paint the house and Gracie learns that she does not like painters. Because they put her outside of the house and the gate is open, Gracie decides to take a walk all by herself. While she is walking, she hears someone calling her name, instead of going back to the house, she runs fast. She sees that the painters and everyone else in the neighborhood is chasing her, so she runs even faster. After a while, she hears nothing and everything else is as quite as before the painters came. Gracie returns to her home that she loves.
reececo331 More than 1 year ago
Thr Great Gracie chase stop that dog by Cynthia Rylant Used to teach word attack and reading new words for a 2nd grade class today. Gracie is left outside when the painters came. It changes her world as she goes for a walk All by herself
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My kids love this book! Its so good they ask me to read it to them every night!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I fell in love with this book the moment I first read it. The illustration on the jacket just invites you to pick it up, and the illustrations throughout the book are bright, colorful, engaging, and great fun. Mark Teague gives Gracie so much personality! It is a truly enchanting story by Cynthia Rylant, and If I were on the selection committee, this book would definitely be a contender for the Caldecott. This is a must have for any lover of picture books.