The Dog Chapel: Welcome All Creeds, All Breeds. No Dogmas Allowed by Stephen Huneck. Hardback, near square picture book is quite clean and in near new condition and is signed by the author on back of free front endpaper. Dust jacket shows some wear-overall good and in a Brodart protector. NOT AN EX-LIB!. Bookseller Inventory # 28391
Synopsis: In celebration of the bond between humans and their canine companions, The Dog Chapel gives readers an introduction to Stephen Huneck, his woodcuts and sculpture, and the chapel he built for dogs in St Johnsbury, Vermont, USA.
Review: In gloriously exuberant woodcuts and sweetly charming text, artist and author Stephen Huneck tells the story of The Dog Chapel, the real-life, complete-with-a-steeple chapel he built on a hill in Vermont to celebrate the love and friendship we enjoy from our canine friends. After an introduction in which he explains how he came to build the dog chapel, Huneck provides photos of its serene, doggy-friendly interior--including pews carved with dog images for the humans, and comfy mats and doggy doors for four-legged visitors. The heart of the book offers witty illustrations and touching "bites" of wisdom for dog lovers of all ages: "To bring your dog joy, put on your jacket and grab a leash!" and "You can trust a dog with your life... but not with your lunch." At the back of the book a tear-out frame is included, and readers are invited to send their dog photo and messages to the chapel for inclusion in its Remembrance Wall. Huneck dedicates the book to his beloved, now departed black Lab Sally, the "star" of three previous books in which she ventured to the beach, to the mountains, and to a farm. --Judy Fireman
Title: The Dog Chapel: Welcome All Creeds, All ...
Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.: Harry N Abrams Inc
Publication Date: 2002
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Good
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Book Description Harry N. Abrams, U.S.A., 2002. Hardcover. Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. Signed by the author on the front free page facing the title page. A first edition, fourth printing. Small amount of shelf wear and is price clipped. Featuring more than thirty of Huneck's touching and playful woodcut prints of dogs. It also includes the author's remarkable account of his illness and recovery, the story of how he came to envision and build the chapel. The Dog Chapel began being built in 1997. It sits on Dog Mountain, a vast park-like space he and his wife owned near St. Johnsbury, Vermont. Small, modest and white, the chapel resembles a 19th-century New England church from the outside, apart from the steeple topped by a winged Labrador. A sign proclaims: ¿Welcome: All Creeds, All Breeds. No Dogmas Allowed." Inside, the four pews, handmade by Mr. Huneck, are supported by carved wooden dogs. Stained-glass windows depict dogs in various poses. The walls are almost entirely covered with handwritten notes to departed pets, placed there by grieving visitors. Sadly the author took his own life in 2010 after dealing with difficult business decisions. Protected in a new archival dust jacket. Satisfaction guaranteed. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 50314
Book Description Harry N. Abrams, Inc., U.S.A., 2002. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Stephen Huneck (illustrator). The Dog Chapel: Welcome All Creeds, All Breeds - No Dogmas Allowed by author/illustrator Stephen Huneck. Very large original drawing of dog holding a banner with the owner's name, In Honor Of Chantel at the top of the page and author's signature and date at the bottom. Page facing title page. Fourth printing. No writing/markings. Price unclipped. A heartfelt offering to dog lovers everywhere by the author who built a chapel to honor dogs. Includes more than thirty of authors woodcut prints. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 007230