The Heaven of Animals

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KIWI Magazine Review:

Nancy Tillman creates the most beautiful books for children, but the whole family will revel in her gorgeous artwork and touching prose.  She writes this book about the difficult subject of losing a pet.  For many families, pets become such an integral part of our lives, and their loss is often the first loss a child experiences.  The comfort in her words and beauty of her images are a wonderful way for a family to share the loss and love together.


With all of my heart, I believe it is true

that there is a heaven for animals, too.

The heaven of animals is a magical place. Angels know every dog’s favorite game; cats bask in their own rays of sunshine; horses thunder across the sky.

The loss of a pet is heartbreaking. But in the heaven of animals, the love you have for your animal friends lives on. National-bestselling author Nancy Tillman’s message of comfort will help readers of all ages through the process of grieving and healing.
Nancy Tillman is the author and illustrator of the bestselling picture book On the Night You Were Born; its companion journal, The Wonder of You: A Book for Celebrating Baby’s First Year; The Spirit of Christmas; and the New York Times bestsellers, Wherever You Are, My Love Will Find You and The Crown on Your Head. She also created the mischievous cat Tumford in Tumford the Terrible and Tumford’s Rude Noises, and illustrated It’s Time to Sleep, My Love by Eric Metaxas.

Nancy’s mission in creating her books is to convey to children everywhere that “You are loved.” She lives in Portland, Oregon.

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