Heaven by Nicholas Allan

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When her beloved dog, Dill, packs his suitcase and announces he is going to heaven, Lily waits with him for the angels to take him away, and the pair get into a furious argument about what heaven is really like.

About Nicholas Allan

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Nicholas Allan is acclaimed for his ability to be simultaneously comic and serious. His quirky picture books include "Jesus' Christmas Party," an amusing yet endearing view of the Nativity story, and the enormous bestseller in England, "The Queen's Knickers," The author lives in England. "From the Hardcover edition.
Published August 1, 1996 by Hutchinson. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Nature & Wildlife. Fiction

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When a stray puppy comes to live with the girl, she tries to give it a little heaven on earth, but readers may already have gone on to the more congenial version of paradise found in Cynthia Rylant's Dog Heaven (1995).

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Although the ""D"" word is never mentioned (""I'm being collected,"" Dill the dog tells his owner, Lily, as he packs his suitcase), death is indeed the subject of this quirky, small-format picture book.

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