Item description for Dog Heaven by Cynthia Rylant...
Overview God created Dog Heaven, a place where dogs can eat ice cream biscuits, sleep on fluffy clouds, and run through unending fields.
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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Studio: Blue Sky Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 12.27" Width: 8.35" Height: 0.36" Weight: 1 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2005
Publisher Harper Collins Publishers
ISBN 0590417010 ISBN13 9780590417013
Availability 42 units. Availability accurate as of May 27, 2017 04:34.
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More About Cynthia Rylant
As a child in West Virginia, Cynthia Rylant never dreamed of becoming a writer. In her free time, she devoured Archie comic books and paperback romances and enjoyed the outdoors. But after taking one college English class, she was, "hooked on great writing... I didn't know about this part of me until I went to college-didn't know I loved beautiful stories." And one night, inspired by the Southern writer James Agee, she sat down and wrote When I Was Young in the Mountains. Named a Caldecott Honor Book and an ALA Notable Book, it was an instant success. Since that night, Rylant hasn't stopped creating wonderful books. Her stories explore friendship, love, grief, and other mysteries, and often draw on her memories of growing up in Appalachia. "I get a lot of personal gratification thinking of those people who don't get any attention in the world and making them really valuable in my fiction-making them absolutely shine with their beauty." She lives with her many pets in the Pacific Northwest.
Cynthia Rylant currently resides in Portland, in the state of Oregon. Cynthia Rylant was born in 1967.
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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.