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Cry, Heart, But Never Break
By (author): Glenn Ringtved Illustrated by: Charlotte Pardi Translated by: Robert Moulthrop
9781592701872 Hardcover, Picture book English Juvenile: Age (years) from 4 - 8 JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Death, Grief, Bereavement Feb 26, 2016
$25.50 CAD
Active 8.25 x 11.88 x 0.41 in 32 pages color illustrations Enchanted Lion Books

Aware their grandmother is gravely ill, four siblings make a pact to keep death from taking her away. But Death does arrive all the same, as it must. 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.

Glenn Ringtvedis a best-selling and award-winning Danish children's author, whose books have been widely translated.

Charlotte Pardiis a well-beloved Danish illustrator, who has created numerous books since her first picture book in 2000.

Robert Moulthropis a published playwright. He lives in Greenwich Village, New York City.

Glen Ringtved: Glen Ringtved is a best-selling Danish children's author, whose books have been widely translated. Charlotte Pardi: Charlotte Pardi is a well-beloved Danish illustrator, who has created numerous books since her first picture book in 2000. Robert Moulthrop, an award-winning author and playwright, lives and works in New York City. Two short story collections-To Tell You The Truth and Elvis's Dog... Moonbeam-have been critically acclaimed. Jack, The Prince of Ireland, his play for children, was first performed at Manhattan Children's Theatre.

Winner of the 2017 Batchelder Award

"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

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