Synopses & Reviews
Sally Goes to Heaven
is a wonderful, joyous book to help provide gentle insight into the natural cycle of life of a pet, or to share with young children who have recently experienced the loss of a beloved animal. In this book, Sally passes away and goes to heaven, where she lives happily and helps her family on Earth find a new pet. The book includes a removable magnetic photo frame that readers can use to hold a picture of their own beloved pet.
Praise for Sally Goes to Heaven
andldquo;Any family who has ever loved and lost a dog will find comfort in Sally Goes to Heaven. Stephen Huneckandrsquo;s beautiful illustrations and simple text evoke an afterlife that is everything we could hope for our dogsandmdash;and ourselves.andrdquo; andmdash;Ken Foster, author of The Dogs Who Found Me and Iandrsquo;m a Good Dog
andquot;The final entry in the late Huneckandrsquo;s series about Sally the black Labrador is a touching account of Sallyandrsquo;s death from old age and her joyous experiences in heaven.andquot;
--Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW
andquot;Huneckandrsquo;s instantly recognizable woodcuts make each scene feel iconic, and his plainspoken prose will provide grieving young pet-owners with a measure of relief.andquot;
--Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW
andquot;This title can help children remember the good times in both Sallyandrsquo;s or their own petandrsquo;s life.andquot;
--School Library Journal
andquot;The folk artandndash;style woodblock illustrations, in their directness and simplicity, are as comforting as the text.andquot;
In joyful celebration of the bond between humans and their canine companions, "The Dog Chapel" gives readers an introduction to Huneck, his renowned woodcuts and sculpture, and his artistic achievement: the chapel he built for dogs in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. The book includes a preface by Huneck, color photos of the chapel, and more than 30 woodcuts.
About the Author
Stephen Huneck was the bestselling, award-winning author of seven previous Sally adventures and an internationally acclaimed painter, sculptor, and printmaker. His artwork is in the collections of the American Folk Art Museum and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. He lived with his wife, Gwen, and their four dogs in St. Johnsbury, Vermont, near Dog Mountain, where his Dog Chapel is located. His own dog, Sally, was Huneckand#8217;s inspiration for these books. Huneck died in 2010.