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The Dog Chapel: Welcome All Creeds, All Breeds, No Dogmas Allowed

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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.
Hardcover, 80 pages
Published November 1st 2002 by Harry N. Abrams
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Laura Steakin
Aug 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Cheryl
Mar 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
My beautiful, sweet friend bought me this book shortly after we had to put our beloved 80 pound, gentle giant dog, Sadie, put to sleep. This book is beautiful and healing. The illustrations are charming, beautiful and the messages they give are the spiritual bond we share with our beloved 4 legged friends. The tears I cried while reading this book were happy, cleansing tears that brought me such comfort and peace.

The Dog Chapel really does exist on a mountain in St. Johnsbury Vermont. It was bui
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Melle
Nov 22, 2014 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: people mourning a dog and needing comfort
This is like Cynthia Rylant's Dog Heaven for grownups. The artwork has that some folksy, pastoral, comforting and cheerful feel about it. This is not a book for intellectually exploring grief and loss and death. The book is simple and simplistic and provides a lot of easy answers and platitudes, which is something I understand but I don't personally seek out in a book anymore, but I am not going to deny anyone's need for comfort and for emotional support in times of extreme grief and bereavement ...more
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May 30, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2010
Made me teary!
Martha
Sep 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Sweet. Sorry to know that the author committed suicide. He was very talented and obviously understood the bond between people and dogs.
Karetchko
I love all the Stephen Huneck books I've seen. This one brings back great memories of a trip I took to the actual Dog Chapel in Vermont in 2006.
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Stephen Huneck was an American wood carving artist, furniture maker, painter, and author. Most of his artwork is composed of carvings of dogs. In addition to carvings, Huneck also wrote several children's books, the main character of which was his black Labrador Retriever, Sally.

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