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Soon after his popular A Travel Guide to Heaven was published, bestselling author Anthony DeStefano recognized that children also have many questions about heaven. In celebration of the tenth anniversary of that book, Anthony wrote this fun-filled, action story about a little boy named Joey who gets to take a whirlwind tour of heaven with his guardian angel, Gabby. Artist Erwin Madrid’s stunning illustrations bring the story to life, showing heaven to be a place where everyone is happy, the animals all get along, and God’s glory is more amazing than anything Joey had ever seen in his whole life.
This long-awaited children’s edition will quickly become a favorite for the reader and the child alike. Imagine the comfort and peace children will experience when they hear about this incredible place God has prepared for them.
|Publisher:||Harvest House Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||9.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||3 - 7 Years|
About the Author
Anthony DeStefano is the bestselling author of the adult Christian books A Travel Guide to Heaven, Ten Prayers God Always Says Yes To, Angels All Around Us, as well as the gift book I Just Can't Take It Anymore! and the children’s books Little Star, The Donkey That No One Could Ride, and Roxy, the Ritzy Camel. He has received prestigious awards from religious organizations worldwide for his efforts to advance Christian beliefs in modern culture.
Erwin Madrid earned his BFA in illustration from the Academy of Art College in San Francisco. During his last semester, PDI/DreamWorks Animation hired Erwin to work on the animated feature film, Shrek 2, and later became a visual development artist for the ongoing Shrek franchise and the Madagascar sequel. Erwin lives in the Bay Area where he continues to provide concept art for the entertainment industry.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
My kids and I enjoyed this book. It is filled with beautiful illustrations and really gets your imagination going as to who you will see one day in Heaven, and what you would like to be able to do when you get there. It certainly breaks the boring, stand around in white dresses singing in the clouds sort of image. Is is Biblical? Well, he's used creative licence for sure. I'm sure roller coasters weren't ever specifically mentioned, but I do believe Heaven will be a wonderful place - and if that's the case, fun must be included. It stands to reason. The kids and I discussed the fact that what's in the book are his ideas of what Heaven is like, but that God is preparing a wonderful place for us. I didn't come across anything that I felt contradicted what the Bible says about Heaven. We loved it. I received this book from Harvest House for the purpose of an honest review. My opinion is my own. Thank you Harvest House.