|Warren Hanson, Author/Illustrator|
THE NEXT PLACE
"An inspirational journey of light and hope to a place where earthly hurts are left behind."
Here are a few excerpts:
place I go will be
"sweet, untroubled mind...
not be a boy or a girl,
finally be perfect.
not a single thing
"Though I will know the joy of solitude... I'll never be alone."
This is a majestic book. I have given this book many times, in lieu of flowers, to honor the memory of a family member that has begun their journey "in the next place."
The Next Place is a celebration. Highly recommended.
Beautiful book that honors the joy of loving and growing old together.
|Warren Hanson is the illustrator of the Christmas classic, A
Cup of Christmas Tea, as well as PEEF
The Christmas Bear and A
Silent Night for PEEF. He is also the author and illustrator of the
comforting book The Next Place.
Warren is a native of Yankton, South Dakota. He received a degree in theater from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, where he met his wife Patty. Together they moved to St. Paul, Minnesota, where Warren received his art education at the College of Visual Arts. Warren and Patty have two grown children, Cody and Lacey.
Warren Hanson is a gifted artist, writer, designer, speaker and musician. After illustrating a number of books in collaboration with author Tom Hegg, Warren has found great satisfaction and success in writing and illustrating books of his own. The simple message of comfort in his book The Next Place has brought peace and hope to nearly 200,000 people all across the country since its release in the fall of 1997.
Older Love is the most recent book that Warren has written as well as illustrated. It is a gentle celebration of a love between two people that goes quietly, joyfully, peacefully on and on through the years. Older Love sings the song of everyday devotion, the music of an imperfectly perfect union, “the lyrical duet of two new lovers growing old.”
In the fall of 2000, Warren Hanson will have a new book available. Reading With Dad was written by Richard Jorgensen and illustrated by Warren. The story begins with a father reading to his young daughter, and tells of the bond of reading together that keeps them close throughout the years, until, in the end, the now-adult daughter reads to her elderly father as he lies in bed.
In media interviews, at bookstore appearances, and in speaking to groups, Warren shares his insights and anecdotes about his work, and invites conversation with his audiences. Reading both published and unpublished works, and sometimes adding performances of original songs, Warren presents a program that invites everyone to become a part of the universal themes of the heart that are woven throughout all his work. Don’t be surprised to find your eyes filled with "sweet tears" as you realize that, when Warren writes, he writes about you.
For more information, check Warren’s web site at warrenhanson.com
Great Mother's Day Gift
The weekly routine of Mrs. Jolly Bones is far from typical—but tons of fun!
It’s Monday, Mrs. Jolly Bones, there’s laundry to be done.
So gather up the dirty clothes and sort them one by one.
Wash them, dry them, iron them, and fold them nice and neat—
Then fling them out the window so they brighten up the street!
Mrs. Jolly Bones has a very busy week ahead of her—and a very unique style of doing her chores. Each day of the week brings a new thing to do. But with the help of her animal roommates, she’ll grocery shop, clean house, and garden, getting everything done just in time for a wrestling match with her best gal pals!