Amazing Gracie

Amazing Gracie

A Dog's Tale

Book - 2000
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Workman Press.
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.

Baker & Taylor
The co-founders of Three Dog Bakery describe how the rescue of Gracie, a deaf, partially blind, albino Great Dane pup, and her relationship with her owner, Dan Dye, led to the founding of their successful enterprise.

Publisher: New York : Workman Pub., c2000.
ISBN: 9780761119371
Characteristics: 248 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.
Additional Contributors: Beckloff, Mark

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One of the best dog stories I have ever read. Read it all the way through in one sitting-couldn't put it down!

Apr 19, 2011

A wonderful story of finding your purpose in life and how animals help us live and love. Set in Kansas City!


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A great tale on how a dog can change your life for the better. Gracie, a great dane, along with her buddies take the world by storm with some excellent healthy dog treats.


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