Cry, Heart, But Never Break by Glenn RingtvedCry, Heart, But Never Break by Glenn Ringtved

Cry, Heart, But Never Break

byGlenn RingtvedIllustratorCharlotte PardiTranslated byRobert Moulthrop

Picture Books | February 26, 2016

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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 Ne...
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Title:Cry, Heart, But Never BreakFormat:Picture BooksDimensions:32 pages, 11.88 × 8.25 × 0.41 inPublished:February 26, 2016Publisher:Enchanted Lion BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1592701876

ISBN - 13:9781592701872

Reviews

Rated 3 out of 5 by from I enjoyed it I was actually expecting the book to be sadder based on the beautiful cover but I found I enjoyed the book and that it touches on some tough lessons in a easy to grasp manner for children.
Date published: 2017-09-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointing. I know this is a very difficult subject, but I still expected more. This felt kinda stilted and matter-of-fact.
Date published: 2017-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cry heart but never break With the right child at the right time, this book could be great. I would use it purposefully with a grieving child not with a whole group.
Date published: 2017-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Ugh, this book hit me right in the feels. A really mature and brave way of looking at death and grieving that is accessible to younger audiences
Date published: 2017-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A real beaut Beautiful story. Lovely illustrations. A real winner.
Date published: 2016-11-29

Editorial Reviews

Winner of the 2017 Batchelder AwardNow 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 "