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- Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
More About This Title Scout's Heaven
A sensitive book about mourning the loss of a pet
In this poignant story, a family grieves the loss of their beloved dog, Scout. There’s pouring rain when Scout dies, and the sky looks like it’s never seen the sun. Even so, Scout’s family begins the terrible task of burying her. Then Little Brother hears the thunder rumble and realizes it sounds just like Scout growling at the mail carrier. He starts wondering where Scout is now—if she has food to eat, pigeons to chase, sticks to fetch. And his search for answers helps the whole family find a sense of peace.
This powerful story will resonate with any reader who has loved and lost a pet.
Bibi Dumon Tak is a Dutch author who has written a number of books for young readers, including Mikis and the Donkey and Soldier Bear (both Eerdmans), both of which won the Mildred L. Batchelder Award. She lives in the Netherlands.
Annemarie van Haeringen made her debut as an illustrator in 1985. Since then she has produced many children's books, including Mr. Matisse and His Cutouts (NorthSouth). She is a three-time winner of the Golden Brush Award, the most important Dutch prize for illustration. She lives in Amsterdam. Visit her website at www.annemarievanhaeringen.nl.