Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) June 21, 2012
Trajectory, Inc. today announced the digital 1st edition of Sally Goes to Heaven by New York Times bestselling author and artist Stephen Huneck. This new original story has been designed and packaged to be read and played on Apple’s iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, Amazon’s Kindle Fire, Barnes and Noble NOOK tablets, and Google Android tablets and smartphones. Sally Goes to Heaven, a ‘first to digital’ work, is the eighth title in the award-winning Sally Series and is available today for download as an app and eBook. It is now available at Apple, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Google play.
In Sally's world, meatballs hang from trees, comfy couches stretch as far as the eye can see and tummy rubs abound. Readers, children and parents will find comfort in Sally's description of heaven. Stephen Huneck's Sally Goes to Heaven is an uplifting and reassuring look at what happens to family pets once they leave us. Described in charming detail, by Sally, the fun loving black lab, with captivating illustrations from original woodcut prints, this wonderful book is a non-threatening way to help children understand the natural cycle of life. Beautifully illustrated, this classic tale captures the imagination of readers and dog lovers of all ages.
"Any family who has ever loved and lost a dog will find comfort in Sally Goes to Heaven. Stephen Huneck's beautiful illustrations and simple text evoke an afterlife that is everything we could hope for our dogs--and ourselves.”, said Ken Foster, author of The Dogs Who Found Me and I’m a Good Dog.
Remarked Dr. Jeffrey Rockwell, DVM; "Nothing makes me happier than seeing a young family walk into my exam room with a puppy because I know there are many adventures in store for them! It is a privilege to be a part of these escapades and it is ultimately my privilege to be there when a beloved pet dies. It never gets easier, no matter how many times I am witness to the loss and I doubt it ever will. I am fortunate to share the cycle of life with my patients and to witness the love they share with their families. In a dogs enduring wisdom, Sally knows that there are other dogs just waiting to befriend us and mend our hearts"
Published for the first time, Sally Goes to Heaven was written in the winter of 2009, just a few months before Huneck's own untimely death. His inimitable style, humor and infectious love of dogs live on in the irresistible Sally. Amanda McDermott from Dog Mountain narrates the stories. Amanda worked side by side with Stephen and continues to work together with Gwen Huneck at Dog Mountain. This Digital 1st Edition is published utilizing BookSpace™, Trajectory’s proprietary digital reader for smartphone and tablet devices. Sally Goes to Heaven incorporates high-resolution digital images of Stephen Huneck’s classic woodcut prints.
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Gwendolyn Huneck, said, "I know Stephen would be thrilled to see his last story, ‘Sally Goes to Heaven’, become a reality."
Stephen Huneck was an internationally acclaimed painter, sculptor and printer as well as the creator of the Dog Chapel in St. Johnsbury, VT, where he lived. In 1994 Huneck suffered from Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome after falling down a flight of stairs, leaving him in a coma for two months. The accident eventually led Huneck to make his segue into children's books, using his black Lab named Sally as inspiration for his first title: "My Dog's Brain". Huneck went on to write seven more children's books based around Sally, including the New York Times Best-seller Sally Goes to the Beach.
About Trajectory, Inc.
Trajectory is a Cambridge, MA based technology and marketing oriented publishing company that collaborates with leading authors, artists, and traditional publishers. Trajectory has over 130 eBooks and apps in distribution. Become a fan of Trajectory on Facebook.
About Stephen Huneck
Stephen created the Dog Chapel, his largest and most ambitious piece of artwork, Stephen Huneck Gallery and workshop on Dog Mountain near his home in the Northeast Kingdom in Vermont. Dog Mountain continues to be an annual place of refuge for dogs, dog lovers, and art fans alike. The chapel and gallery are open daily as are the miles of trails. His hand-carved furniture, sculpture, and woodcut prints are included in the White House Collection of the Smithsonian Institution, the collections of the American Kennel Club Library and the Museum of Folk Art, and many other prestigious museum and private collections.
"I believe art should be an integral part of life. I try to give my work an almost magical energy that makes the viewer feel good."
Additional titles in the New York Times best selling Sally Series include: Sally Goes to the Beach, Sally Goes to the Farm, Sally Goes to the Mountains, Sally Goes to the Vet, Sally Gets a Job, Sally’s Snow Adventure, and Sally’s Great Balloon Adventure and are available at a bookstore near you or online at Barnes and Noble. Notable Sally Series awards include: Parents Choice Silver Award Winner, New York Times Best Seller, Child Magazine Best Books, Smithsonian Notable Book, and Society of Illustrators Silver Award Winner.
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