Cry, Heart, But Never Break — ebook

Cry, Heart, But Never Break — ebook


Written by Glenn Ringtved
Illustrated by Charlotte Pardi
Translated from Danish by Robert Moulthrop

Winner of the 2016 Mildred L. Batchelder Award

Aware their grandmother is gravely ill, four siblings make a pact to keep death from taking her away. But Death arrives all the same. He comes gently, naturally. And he comes with enough time to share a story with the children that helps them to realize the value of loss to life and the importance of being able to say goodbye.

ISBN: 978-1-59270-294-7
Available as an .epub file • 29MB • 32 pages

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Winner of the 2016 Mildred L. Batchelder Award
A Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of 2017

"Now comes a fine addition to the most intelligent and imaginative children’s books about making sense of death—the crowning jewel of them all, even." —Maria Popova, Brain Pickings

"Rich and affecting." —Mark Levine, The New York Times

"In this empathic picture book, [...] Pardi creates a cozy, lived-in ambiance in her pencil and watercolor art." —Publishers Weekly

"The removal of any parental buffer in this episode reinforces the salutary suggestion that children are resilient enough to be in death’s presence without fear. [...] Gentle, wistful reading for times of imminent loss." —Kirkus Reviews

“This important book beautifully illustrates the need for opposition, while simultaneously conveying a timeless message: we all face death and must not shy away from these crucial conversations with our children.” —Miranda Rosbach, My Bookbloom


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