Cry, Heart, But Never Break by Glen Ringtved

Cry, Heart, But Never Break

Written by Glen Ringtved
Illustrated by Charlotte Pardi

RRP £11.99


Cry, Heart, But Never Break by Glen Ringtved

We continue to be told that there just aren't enough books available for children on loss and grief. This book offers a story that is about not only the death of a beloved old person, but also the duality of life itself, composed as it is of light and dark. Indeed, the story is just as much about the coexistence of these two things as about loss. Accessible, gently frank and philosophic, this book should have strong appeal in the school and library market as well as among all professionals who work with children, along with their caregivers.A strong, lovely text makes this book a standout. A large need exists for books like this.Very well conceived in regard to the audience -- the children -- it is meant to reach.


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

About the Author

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.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 4 to 8 years


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Enchanted Lion Books

Publication date

16th February 2016



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