Stay: The True Story of Ten Dogs

Reviewed by The Bark Editors, March 2012

Luciano Anastasini comes from a  long line of circus performers, going all the way back to his great-greatgreat-great-grandparents. But on the fateful day he fell 50 feet from a high wire, his career as an athletic acrobat was over—and so, he felt, were his professional prospects. In need of rescue himself, Luciano’s thoughts turned to those in a similar situation, and in a flash, he knew where to look for his new partners. Stay: The True Story of Ten Dogs (Scholastic Press) features the many shelter dogs Anastasini rescued who are now the heart and soul of his popular circus acts. Beautiful photographs accompany brief profiles of a bonded pack of dogs and a heart-warming narrative of second chances and shared destinies.

Article first appeared in The Bark, Issue 69: Mar/Apr/May 2012