Sally Goes to Heaven by Stephen Huneck

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Huneck’s instantly recognizable woodcuts make each scene feel iconic, and his plainspoken prose will provide grieving young pet-owners with a measure of relief.
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"Any family who has ever loved and lost a dog will find comfort in Sally Goes to Heaven. Stephen Huneck's beautiful illustrations and simple text evoke an afterlife that is everything we could hope for our dogs--and ourselves" - Ken Foster, author of The Dogs Who Found Me and I'm A Good DogJoin Sally, the cheerful black Labrador retriever, as she enters a world where meatballs hang from trees, comfy couches stretch as far as the eye can see, and tummy rubs abound. Providing an uplifting and reassuring look at what happens to pets once they leave a family, Sally Goes to Heaven describes this transition in charming detail through the eyes of Sally. With captivating illustrations from Stephen Huneck's original woodcut prints, this lighthearted book helps provide upbeat and gentle insight into the natural cycle of life. Beautifully illustrated, this story inspires a life-long love of reading, capturing the imagination of readers and dog lovers everywhere!

 

About Stephen Huneck

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Stephen Huneck is an internationally acclaimed painter, sculptor, and printmaker. Stephenalong with his wife, Gwenis the owner of Stephen Huneck Galleries. His hand-carved furniture, sculpture, and woodcut prints are included in various museum collections, including the White House Collection of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. Stephen, Gwen, and Sally live in St. Johnsbury, Vermont.
 
Published March 22, 2013 by Huneck. 48 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Kirkus

Excellent
on Feb 26 2014

The final entry in the late Huneck’s series about Sally the black Labrador is a touching account of Sally’s death from old age and her joyous experiences in heaven...Gentle, understated and comforting to both children and adults.

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Publishers Weekly

Excellent
on Mar 17 2014

Huneck’s instantly recognizable woodcuts make each scene feel iconic, and his plainspoken prose will provide grieving young pet-owners with a measure of relief.

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