Book Tours: The Next Place (Warren Hanson) (1999)
Warren Hanson, award-winning illustrator and author of The Next Place, was inspired to help when two small children in his town lost their parents. Being a parent himself, he wanted to give them something they could understand, something that would give them some small comfort at their time of profound loss, but some surprises were in store for him as well.
He purposefully held the subject matter of death and what comes after free of religious iconography or concept, making this truly unique book available to everyone. Many people have responded with gratitude, saying that through his book, they experienced a depth of understanding that they had not felt anywhere else.