A Corner of Heaven
Written by Laura Dewire; illustrated by Kailen Offutt
- Price: $16.95
- Pages: 40, hardback
- ISBN 978-0-9970815-9-6
Kailen Offutt was just four years old when her baby brother, Kulen, was born sleeping and never made it home to join his three big sisters.
A Corner of Heaven shares a family’s journey through expectation and joy, to heartbreak and loss, and back to hope and happiness.
Illustrated by Kailen, now nine, A Corner of Heaven is a comforting gift for grieving families, providing a resource for parents to help their young children understand, discuss, and process the loss of their long-awaited sibling.
Grandparents, godparents, aunts and uncles, and family friends will find A Corner of Heaven to be the perfect way to express their sympathy and support at a time when mere words seem to fail.
A portion of the proceeds from sales of A Corner of Heaven will benefit Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep, a nonprofit organization that provides remembrance photography to grieving families.
Author Laura Dewire explains the inspiration behind A Corner of Heaven.
Praise for “A Corner of Heaven”
“I have personally found that sharing with my rainbow baby about his precious big brothers, David and Ethan, has created conversations as well as insight well beyond what I would have expected from a four-year-old. A Corner of Heaven is a beautiful way to begin discussions about the loss of a baby with the baby’s siblings. While the book may not be the same exact experience as yours or mine, it will create a conversation and a bond that is instrumental in the healing journey after the death of a baby.”
How to Help a Child Process the Loss of a Sibling (BabyCenter)
A Corner of Heaven (Cincinnati Family magazine)
Local Teacher Writes Book to Help Families Deal with Loss (Ripley Bee)
A Corner of Heaven (Maysville Ledger Independent)
Written by Teacher, Illustrated by Student, Book Aims to Comfort Families after Loss of Child (WCPO.com)
Ordering Information for Bookstores and Libraries
A Corner of Heaven
$16.95 ISBN 978-0-9970815-9-6 (hardback)
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Family / Siblings
Please call 937-483-4204 for special pricing and shipping information for bulk orders.
A Corner of Heaven is distributed by Independent Publishers Group.