"What is heaven like?"
A young boy and his sister, missing their recently departed grandfather, ponder heaven. In a quest for understanding, the boy sets off to ask everyone he encounters all about ithis teachers, the ice cream truck driver, the dentist, his familyand each person offers a different yet insightful response.
For any child who is coming to terms with the loss of a loved one, or even those young ones who are simply curious, What Is Heaven Like? poignantly addresses the questions kids ask most often. The final page offers suggestions for parents and Christian educators.
"There are many rooms in my Father's house. If this were not true, I would have told you."
|Publisher:||Baker Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||11.25(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||6 - 8 Years|
About the Author
BEVERLY LEWIS, raised in Pennsylvania Amish country and both a schoolteacher and an accomplished musician, is now an award-winning novelist. Her books have appeared on numerous bestseller lists, including USA Today and The New York Times. She's also the author of Annika's Secret Wish and numerous other books for children. She and her husband, David, live in Monument, Colorado.
PAM QUERIN is a fine arts graduate of Youngstown State University and a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. Her intricate illustrations have graced Beverly Lewis' novella, The Sunroom, as well as Annika's Secret Wish. Pamela makes her home in Boardman, Ohio, where, when she is not painting, she enjoys antiques, fine art, and flowers.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The boy in the story has lost his grandfather. He gets a varied and more complete picture of heaven by asking others their point of view. These views all come from the Christian perspective but will be enjoyed my others also. My greatest appreciation of this book is that it allows for 'sadness' on the part of those left behind while looking forward to seeing the loved one again. The illustrations are very well done.
Comforting examination of Christian beliefs about dieing, written for children. Illustrations are soft and soothing. Young boy loses his grandfather, and asks a number of grownups what heaven is like, where it is, and so on. The grownups have differing ideas (in the details) but all answers are supported by scripture quote at the bottom of the page.
I enjoyed the book. I don't think it could be used in the traditional classroom. In a Sunday School class or at home it could be used to help children understand about death and ease their fears after someone close to them passes away.
A Christian based book that helps to answer questions in children's minds about what Heaven is like. A little boy is curious about Heaven and so asks the different people in his life about Heaven. The little boy gets a good, peaceful, and pleasant image of what Heaven will be like.