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Title:
The great Gracie chase : stop that dog
Author:
Rylant, Cynthia.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Blue Sky Press, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 x 29 cm
Summary:
A cumulative tale about a small dog named Gracie whose quiet life is disrupted by some noisy painters.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
AD 410 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.1 0.5 49862.

Reading Counts RC K-2 2.1 1 Quiz: 23901 Guided reading level: L.
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ISBN:
9780590100410
Format :
Book

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Summary

Gracie Rose has always been a good, quiet puppy, but when she barks at some noisy painters she's put outside. Your child will follow Gracie as she takes a walk around the neighborhood, which turns into a hilarious chase. Outstanding illustrations capture the comic fun from a dogs-eye view as the entire town joins in the chase.


Author Notes

Cynthia Rylant was born on June 6, 1954 in Hopewell, Virginia. She attended and received degrees at Morris Harvey College, Marshall University, and Kent State University.

Rylant worked as an English professor and at the children's department of a public library, where she first discovered her love of children's literature.

She has written more than 100 children's books in English and Spanish, including works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Her novel Missing May won the 1993 Newbery Medal and A Fine White Dust was a 1987 Newbery Honor book. Rylant wrote A Kindness, Soda Jerk, and A Couple of Kooks and Other Stories, which were named as Best Book for Young Adults. When I was Young in the Mountains and The Relatives Came won the Caldecott Award.

She has many popular picture books series, including Henry and Mudge, Mr. Putter and Tabby and High-Rise Private Eyes. (Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Ages 3^-6. Gracie Rose is a very good dog. She's also a very quiet dog--until noisy house painters invade her home. She barks (very politely) to tell them to go away, but in a complete miscarriage of justice, she's put outside. She's so angry she decides to break the rules and take a walk by herself. When she's discovered missing, a madcap chase involving half the neighborhood begins, ending when Gracie walks back home--all by herself. The illustrations have a round, comfortable, slightly off-kilter feel, and Gracie's facial expressions are humorous and telling. Children will like the idea of presenting the story from the dog's point of view, and older ones, as well as adults, will appreciate the more absurd aspects of the tale: when the fish that lives at Gracie's house seems lonely, Gracie sings to it. --Marta Segal


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 1-This simple story is a delight. Gracie Rose, a little round dog, lives with a cat, a bigger dog, and a goldfish. This charming canine loves peace and quiet and is always well behaved, until the day the noisy painters arrive. When she barks in annoyance, she's the one put outside and once there, she takes a walk all by herself. A comic chase ensues and soon a diverse group of animals and townspeople are tailing after Gracie across the entire town. The pursuers finally halt when their energy runs out and the perky pup returns home to relish the quiet again. In the hands of Rylant and Teague, this basic event has charm, humor, and joy. The full-page illustrations incorporate the text and convey a droll situation with `50s-style acrylic cartoonlike characters and background. A runaway success for storyhour.-Beth Tegart, Oneida City Schools, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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