Glenn Ringtved, a Danish author, and Charlotte Pardi, a Danish illustrator, have created a wonderful book for young people about death and dying.

I was recently introduced to ‘Cry, Heart, But Never Break’, and am so grateful as it is a book of great tenderness. The story tells of four children, brothers and sisters and how they react when death arrives for their Grandmother who they love dearly. It is a beautiful story that tells of the nature of life with an openness and honesty, with a recognition of the place for all experiences, for those that bring both sorrow and joy.

I particularly appreciate the way the author portrays death with kindness and compassion, to all the characters within the story.