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Just Like Heaven

By Patrick McDonnell (Hardcover Book, 2006)
Patrick McDonnell's hypnotic picture book featuring the stars of his Mutts comic strip is a captivating ode to everyday beauty and wonder.When Mooch the cat awakes to find himself lost in a deep fog, he concludes he's in heaven. 'Wow,' he remarks as he explores. 'What a great place.' But when Mooch comes face-to-face in heaven with a big and scary dog, what, he wonders, is he supposed to do? Mooch's reassuring answer reveals that the joys of nature, home and friends are blessings to appreciate here and now. Heaven really is a place on earth!
  • Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    • Format: Hardcover Book

    • Price: $14.99 US/$18.99 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316114936

    • On Sale Date: 10/04/2006

    • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    Formats Available: Hardcover Book

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Patrick McDonnell's hypnotic picture book featuring the stars of his Mutts comic strip is a captivating ode to everyday beauty and wonder.When Mooch the cat awakes to find himself lost in a deep fog, he concludes he's in heaven. 'Wow,' he remarks as he explores. 'What a great place.' But when Mooch comes face-to-face in heaven with a big and scary dog, what, he wonders, is he supposed to do? Mooch's reassuring answer reveals that the joys of nature, home and friends are blessings to appreciate here and now. Heaven really is a place on earth!

Patrick McDonnell is the creator of the Mutts comic strip, which recently celebrated its tenth anniversary. He has illustrated for the New York Times, Sports Illustrated, Reader's Digest, Time, Parents, and other journals, done CD covers for the Greatest Hit classical music series, and created a license plate for his home state of New Jersey. Hailed as "the next Charles Schulz," Patrick sits on the board of directors of the Humane Society of the United States, and has won numerous awards for both Mutts and his animal welfare work. He is the author of The Gift of Nothing and Art (LBYR), his first children's books, and the co-author of Krazy Kat: The Comic Art of George Herriman. He also contributed a story to Little Lit: It Was a Dark and Silly Night, edited by Art Spiegelman and Francoise Mouly (HarperCollins, 2003).

  • Praise for The Gift of Nothing:

    <"Both Mutts fans and newcomers will appreciate McDonnell's clever wordplay and lovable charaters, who prove that nothing can be everything."--Publishers Weekly, starred review

    "Priceless."--The Washington Post

    "[The] sage and funny storytelling promotes the greatest gift of all: time spent together."--Child Magazine

    "A sweet tale with a Zen message."--People Magazine

    "A perfect meditation on gift giving and friendship."--Kirkus Reviews

    Praise for Patrick McDonnell:
    "Patrick McDonnell's Mutts is up there with Peanuts, Pogo, Krazy Kat, and Calvin and Hobbes - cartoons that are smart and funny, brilliantly drawn, and full of heart."
    --Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons

    "To me, Mutts is exactly what a comic strip should be. It is one of the best comic strips of all time."--Charles Schulz, creator of Peanuts

    *National Cartoonist Society Reuben Award for Cartoonist of the Year 1999
    *National Cartoonist Society Reuben Award for Comic Strip of the Year 1997
    *Harvey Award for Best Comic Strip 1997, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003
    *PETA Humanitarian Award 2001

  • (Publishers Weekly).

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Just Like Heaven
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Price: $14.99 US/$18.99 CAN
  • Pages: 44
  • Physical Dimensions: 7-3/4" x 6-3/4"
  • Audio Run Time: 0
  • ISBN-13: 9780316114936
  • On Sale Date: 10/04/2006

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Just Like Heaven