Back to SchoolCollegeGroceryClothing, Shoes & AccessoriesHomeOutdoor Living & GardenFurnitureKitchen & DiningElectronicsVideo GamesToysSports & OutdoorsMovies, Music & BooksBabyHousehold EssentialsBeautyUlta Beauty at TargetPersonal CareHealthPetsSchool & Office SuppliesArts, Crafts & SewingParty SuppliesLuggageGift IdeasGift CardsCharacter ShopBullseye’s PlaygroundTarget OpticalClearanceTarget New Arrivals Target Finds #TargetStylePrideLGBTQIA+ ShopBlack Beyond MeasureMás QueWomen-Owned Brands at TargetAsian-Owned Brands at Target Top DealsTarget Circle DealsWeekly AdShop Order PickupShop Same Day DeliveryRegistryRedCardTarget CircleFind Stores


Dog Heaven (School And Library) (Cynthia Rylant)

Dog Heaven (School And Library) (Cynthia Rylant) - image 1 of 1
Dog Heaven (School And Library) (Cynthia Rylant) - image 1 of 1
$10.82 when purchased online

About this item


About the Book

This Newbery Medalist makes her debut as an illustrator in a warm, whimsical picture book about the wonderful place where all good dogs go for an endless supply of ham biscuits, good meals and lots of petting.

Book Synopsis

A comforting and playful exploration of a beloved dog's journey after a happy life on Earth.

In Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant's classic bestseller, the author comforts readers young and old who have lost a dog, as she did for cats in the bestselling companion book, CAT HEAVEN. Recommended highly by pet lovers around the world, DOG HEAVEN not only comforts but also brings a tear to anyone who is devoted to a pet. From expansive fields where dogs can run and run to delicious biscuits no dog can resist, Rylant paints a warm and affectionate picture of the ideal place God would, of course, create for man's best friend. The first picture book illustrated by the author, Dog Heaven is enhanced by Rylant's bright, bold paintings that perfectly capture an afterlife sure to bring solace to anyone who is grieving.

Review Quotes

Pure, tender, lyrical without being overearnest, and deeply felt. - Kirkus - pointer reviewThe reassuring story might comfort a child after the loss of a pet, but this pleasant, imaginary paradise will have a broader appeal to all animal lovers. - SLJThe bright acrylic paintings are Rylant's debut as a picture-book painter... they mesh beautifully with the innocence of the text... a book for parent-child sharing. - Booklist

About The Author

Cynthia Rylant has written more than 100 books, including Dog Heaven, Cat Heaven, and the Newbery Medal-winning novel Missing May. She lives with her pets in Oregon.
Dimensions (Overall): 12 Inches (H) x 8.3 Inches (W) x .4 Inches (D)
Weight: 1 Pounds
Suggested Age: 0-3 Years
Number of Pages: 1
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Dogs
Publisher: Scholastic
Format: Library
Author: Cynthia Rylant
Language: English
Street Date: September 1, 1995
TCIN: 11819517
UPC: 9780590417013
Item Number (DPCI): 059-03-6817
Origin: Made in the USA
If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it.

Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 8.3 inches length x 0.4 inches width x 12.3 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 1 pounds
We regret that this item cannot be shipped to PO Boxes.
This item cannot be shipped to the following locations: United States Minor Outlying Islands, American Samoa (see also separate entry under AS), Puerto Rico (see also separate entry under PR), Northern Mariana Islands, Virgin Islands, U.S., APO/FPO, Guam (see also separate entry under GU)

Return details

This item can be returned to any Target store or
This item must be returned within 30 days of the date it was purchased in store, shipped, delivered by a Shipt shopper, or made ready for pickup.
See the return policy for complete information.

Q: what is the age range for this book?

submitted by mary - 4 years ago
  • A: Hi, mary! Regarding your question about the Dog Heaven (School And Library) (Cynthia Rylant): This is listed by the publisher for ages 5-7. If you have additional questions or for more information, please give us a call at 1-800-591-3869.

    submitted byPatrick - 3 years ago
    Target expert support
  • A: There is No age range for this book. I am an adult, and my dog's Oncologist sent this to us when our dog passed away. The staff wrote their memories of my dog on the blank pages. Best gift ever !

    submitted bySophial - 6 months ago

Q: Is this a Hardcover book?

submitted by Lisa - 8 months ago
5.0 out of 5 stars with 7 reviews
100% would recommend
4 recommendations

beautiful book

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
mommOfMaxx - 8 months ago
it's a children's book, however, friends gave to my husband and me when we lost our boy troy over thanksgiving one year. it's truly a beautiful and special book.
Did you find this review helpful?

Worth the money

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
SSC - 3 years ago, Verified purchaser
Such a beautiful book. Let alone the artwork but the story really helped our daughter after our dog passed. I'm glad I bought this book. I highly suggest this book if you've lost your dog.
1 guest found this review helpful. Did you?

For my kids

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Veloz - 3 years ago
As soon as my dog was given days to live, my husband bought this book for our kids. The night our sweet Babygirl passed, we read the book to our kids. It helped them understand that she was in a better place now. Love how book explained heaven to our kids especially when I was hurting so much.
3 guests found this review helpful. Did you?

Dog Love

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Katie - 5 years ago, Verified purchaser
Given this book after losing my first dog 17 years ago and just purchased it for my friend who just lost their sweet boy. Thought it’d be a good way for her to help her little kids grieve the loss of their pup.
2 guests found this review helpful. Did you?

Cynthia Rylant's Dog Heaven

5 out of 5 stars
Dog Lover - 14 years ago
Cynthia Rylant's book Dog Heaven was written to explain what happens to dogs after they die. This book gives us hope that our beloved pets will go on to enjoy life in Heaven like we hope that they will. I recommend that anyone grieving the loss of a dog read this book.
4 guests found this review helpful. Did you?

Get top deals, latest trends, and more.

Privacy policy


About Us

About TargetCareersNews & BlogTarget BrandsBullseye ShopSustainability & GovernancePress CenterAdvertise with UsInvestorsAffiliates & PartnersSuppliersTargetPlus


Target HelpReturnsTrack OrdersRecallsContact UsFeedbackAccessibilitySecurity & FraudTeam Member Services


Find a StoreClinicPharmacyOpticalMore In-Store Services


Target Circle™Target Circle™ CardTarget Circle 360™Target AppRegistrySame Day DeliveryOrder PickupDrive UpFree 2-Day ShippingShipping & DeliveryMore Services
PinterestFacebookInstagramXYoutubeTiktokTermsCA Supply ChainPrivacyCA Privacy RightsYour Privacy ChoicesInterest Based AdsHealth Privacy Policy