What will it be like to live with God forever? A boy and his sister wonder that one day when they are missing their recently deceased grandfather. Curious, the boy sets out on a mission to find out, and he won't give up until he asks everybody he knows about eternity! Your children will love Beverly Lewis's engaging story and Pamela Querin's imaginative illustrations--and you'll appreciate the solid teaching from Scripture on every page. It poignantly addresses the questions kids ask most when they are coming to terms with the loss of a loved one. The final page offers suggestions for parents and Christian educators. Recommended for ages 4 to 8.
"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 it--his teachers, the ice cream truck driver, the dentist, his family--and 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."
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.
We've all wondered it: What Is Heaven Like? Now Beverly Lewis addresses the question in this lovely, thoughtful story for children. The boy in the story tells of his loneliness for his grandpa who has recently died. He then asks friends, teachers, neighbors, and family what Heaven is like, gaining a different perspective from each. Appropriately his questions end with his grandma who misses Grandpa so much, too.
The boy tells his story, but oddly enough, we never learn his name nor his sister's, though we learn the names of his dentist, the ice cream truck driver, and his next-door neighbor. When the boy discusses his loneliness for Grandpa with Grandma, she gives him the plan of salvation.
Pamela Querin's beautiful full-color illustrations enhance this hardcover book. Each two-page spread includes a verse about Heaven or life after death. On the last page, Lewis includes some notes to parents on teaching children about Heaven.
What Is Heaven Like? would be a great addition to a church, Christian school, or family library. The reading level is appropriate for second to fourth graders though younger children would profit from having it read. Debbie W. Wilson, Christian Book Previews.com