- 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
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 Elviss DogMoonbeamhave been critically acclaimed. Jack, The Prince of Ireland, his play for children, was first performed at Manhattan Childrens Theatre.