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Dog Heaven [Hardcover]

By Cynthia Rylant (Author) & Cynthia Rylant (Illustrator)
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Item description for Dog Heaven by Cynthia Rylant...

God created Dog Heaven, a place where dogs can eat ice cream biscuits, sleep on fluffy clouds, and run through unending fields.

Publishers Description

In Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant's classic bestseller, the author comforts readers young and old who have lost a dog. Recommended highly by pet lovers around the world, Dog Heaven not only comforts but also brings a tear to anyone who is devoted to a pet. From expansive fields where dogs can run and run to delicious biscuits no dog can resist, Rylant paints a warm and affectionate picture of the ideal place God would, of course, create for man's best friend. The first picture book illustrated by the author, Dog Heaven is enhanced by Rylant's bright, bold paintings that perfectly capture an afterlife sure to bring solace to anyone who is grieving.

Citations And Professional Reviews
Dog Heaven by Cynthia Rylant has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Kirkus Review - Children - 07/01/1995 page 951
  • Publishers Weekly - 07/17/1995 page 228
  • Booklist - 08/01/1995 page 1956
  • School Library Journal - 10/01/1995 page 115
  • Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/1995 page 43

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Blue Sky Press
Pages   40
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 12.27" Width: 8.35" Height: 0.36"
Weight:   1 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Sep 1, 2005
Publisher   Harper Collins Publishers
Age  4-8
ISBN  0590417010  
ISBN13  9780590417013  

Availability  157 units.
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More About Cynthia Rylant

Cynthia Rylant Cynthia Rylant is an author and librarian who has written more than 100children's books, including fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Several of her books have won awards, including her novelMissing May, which won the 1993Newbery Medal, andA Fine White Dustwhich was a 1987Newbery Honorbook, and two of her books areCaldecott Honor Books.
Diane Goode has illustrated over 50 beloved and critically acclaimed picture books, including the New York Times best seller, Founding Mothers and the Caldecott Honor Book, When I Was Young in the Mountains.

Cynthia Rylant currently resides in Portland, in the state of Oregon. Cynthia Rylant was born in 1967.

Cynthia Rylant has published or released items in the following series...
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  4. Growing Reader: Level 3
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  6. Henry & Mudge Books (Simon & Schuster)
  7. High-Rise Private Eyes (Paperback)
  8. I Can Read - Level 2 (Quality)
  9. I Can Read Books: Level 2
  10. Lighthouse Family (Paperback)
  11. Little House (HarperTrophy)
  12. Mr. Putter & Tabby
  13. Mr. Putter & Tabby (Paperback)
  14. Poppleton (Paperback)
  15. Poppleton Everyday (Paperback)
  16. Puppy Mudge
  17. Reading Rainbow Books
  18. Ready-For-Chapters (Pb)
  19. Ready-To-Read - Level Pre1 (Quality)
  20. Ready-To-Read Annie & Snowball - Level 2 (Cloth)
  21. Ready-To-Read Annie & Snowball - Level 2 (Quality)
  22. Ready-To-Read:
  23. Ready-To-Read: Level 2
  24. Ready-To-Read: Level 2 Reading Together
  25. Ready-To-Read: Pre-Level 1
  26. Scholastic Reader: Level 3

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1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8 > Picture Books
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5Books > Subjects > Children > Issues > Pet Death
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8Books > Subjects > Children > Series > Early Reader

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Reviews - What do customers think about Dog Heaven?

Helped with healing  Mar 23, 2007
This book was sent to me by the specialty veterinary hospital where my beloved dog died. They used the book as a sympathy card of sorts, and wrote personal notes to us expressing condolences. The book is so sweet and touching-I think it would be excellent in helping a child deal with pet loss, because it certainly helped this forty-something year old.
A dear, dear book for those who've lost their best friends  Mar 22, 2007
What a comfort this book is for people who have lost their beloved pets. My dad read it every night after Pie the black lab died and it just helps to think of dogs in a better place, enjoying their every whim. My mom thinks veterinarians should stock it.
A comforting tear-jerker  Mar 21, 2007
I came across this book several years ago when a friend bought it for another friend. Since then I've given it (or "Cat Heaven") to everyone I know when they lose a pet. Even after having read it many times, it's guaranteed to bring tears to your eyes. It does such a wonderful job of describing just how doggie heaven should be, and many folks I've given it too have told me that it brought them a lot of comfort. I would give this book 10 stars if I could.
Dog Heaven  Mar 8, 2007
A perfect book for anyone of any age who had loved a dog.
For anyone who suffers the loss of a dear old dog  Feb 27, 2007
This is the book that I buy for friends when they lose a beloved dog. It's not just for kids. It's so sweet, and comforting and lovely. I HIGHLY recommend it! I bought if for my two sons when we lost our precious old dog.

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