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!
Amazing Gracie tells the story of Gracie’s first morning, racing around Dan in the snowy yard, and her determination to prove to her step-sisters, Dottie the Dalmation and Sarah the Black Lab, that she’s one of the girls. But when Gracie’s delicate constitution starts turning into anorexia, Dan must find a solution. In three days he is baking her the cookies that will spur her appetite, launch Three Dog Bakery, and transform their lives forever.
By turns funny, moving, tender, and inspiring, Gracie’s tale is a treat for every dog lover.
About the Author
HENRY LEYVA’s regional theatre credits include A Streetcar Named Desire at Hartford Stage, The Miser at Arena Stage, Taming of the Shrew at the Denver Center, and Once in Arden at South Coast Rep. New York stage credits include Love Suicide at LaMaMa, Modern Ladies at EST, and Death and the Maiden at PRTT. Film credits include Turn the River, Charlie Keats, and The Interrogation. Henry has narrated many outstanding audio books and has voiced hundreds of TV and radio commercials. He received an MFA in Drama at the University of California, Irvine.
“Equal parts love story, salvation tale, and rags-to-riches saga. You don’t have to be obsessed with dogs to love this story.”
“Tears will stain the pages as you read about Gracie.”
“If you’re short on inspiration, read Amazing Gracie.”
“Tickles the funny bone and touches the heart.”
—St. Louis Post-Dispatch
“An interesting, entertaining and often amusing tale that is not limited to dog lovers.”