Dog Chapel Welcome All Creeds, All Breeds, No Dogmas Allowed
The Dog Chapel
Welcome All Creeds, All Breeds, No Dogmas Allowed
  • Imprint: Abrams Books
  • Publication Date: November 1, 2002
  • Price: $24.95
  • Trim Size: 8 12 x 8 12
  • ISBN: 978-0-8109-3488-7
  • EAN: 9780810934887
  • Page Count: 80
  • Format: Hardcover

I wanted to build a chapel, a place that celebrated the spiritual bond we have with our dogs, a place that would be open to all dogs and to people of any faith or belief system.-Stephen Huneck With The Dog Chapel, Stephen Huneck, author and artist of Abrams' beloved children's books about Sally, the black Lab, presents a warm and heartfelt offering to adult dog lovers everywhere. In joyful celebration of the bond between humans and their canine companions, The Dog Chapel gives readers a touching introduction to Huneck, his renowned woodcuts and sculpture, and his greatest artistic achievement: the chapel he built for dogs in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. Magical and transforming, Huneck's book, like the chapel itself, is testimonial to the love, humor, loyalty, and solace dogs bring to our lives every day. Featured in The New York Times and USA Today, on Oprah and the Today show, the Dog Chapel draws visitors, with their dogs, from all over the world. The Dog Chapel includes a preface by Huneck, many color photographs of the chapel, and more than 30 woodcuts. It also includes a pull-out frame that can be sent to the chapel-along with a photo of a beloved dog-where it will take an honored place on the "Remembrance Wall."

About the author

Best-selling author Stephen Huneck is an internationally acclaimed painter, sculptor, and printmaker. His hand-carved furniture, sculpture, and woodcuts are in many museum collections, including the White House Collections of the Smithsonian Institution, the American Kennel Club Library in New York City, and the American Folk Art Museum in New York City. He is the author of three highly successful Abrams children's books, Sally Goes to the Beach, Sally Goes to the Mountains, and Sally Goes to the Farm. Huneck and his wife, Gwen, live with their four dogs on Dog Mountain in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. In 1995, with no warning, Huneck fell victim to adult respiratory syndrome. In a coma for two months, he was not expected to live. When he awoke, his wife Gwen and their dogs were there to welcome him back. They remained by his side while he learned to walk all over again, and slowly regained his health and strength. Huneck's remarkable brush with death, and the love that he felt from his wife and dogs throughout his illness, have forever altered his understanding of life and death, and the relationships humans have with one other and with their pets. In celebration of this remarkable experience, he created the Dog Chapel. To learn more about the dog chapel, please visit