“Some people say Death’s heart is as dead and black as a piece of coal, but that is not true. Beneath his inky cloak, Death’s heart is as red as the most beautiful sunset and beats with a great love of life.” This children’s book by a Danish author and illustrator team is a marvelously wise parable about death’s place in life. —Reva— From Reva's Picks
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 Ringtved is a best-selling and award-winning Danish children's author, whose books have been widely translated.
Charlotte Pardi is a well-beloved Danish illustrator, who has created numerous books since her first picture book in 2000.
Robert Moulthrop is a published playwright. He lives in Greenwich Village, New York City.
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 collectionsTo Tell You The Truth and Elvis s DogMoonbeamhave been critically acclaimed. Jack, The Prince of Ireland, his play for children, was first performed at Manhattan Children s Theatre."