Cry Heart, but Never Break is written by Glen Ringtved, Charlotte Pardi is the illustrator, Robert Moulthrop is the translator.
“Cry, Heart, bur never break” is a contemplative story developed from his own personnel incident–When his mother was dying and he was fighting with how to explain her mother what is his young children are feeling and what is happening to them? At that time to console them she said “Cry,Heart,but never break”.
It was the grandmother’s way of convincing the children that the intense grief of loss is to be granted instead than confronted, then collapsed into the entirety of life, which proceeds to grow. (Ringtved said he is reminded of Maria Kalman’s unforgettable words: “When Tibor died, the world came to an end. And the world did not come to an end. That is something you learn.”)
All the four grand children are aware of her grandmother’s serious illness and to keep death away from their grandmother all four made an arrangement. But even after their arrangements Death turns up,as it.Death comes naturally, quietly and softly.To make them aware of the value of loss of life Death narrates them a story of two brothers, Sorrow and Grief.How they marry two sisters Joy and Delight.These two couples live and die together and no one has value without the other.At last Death takes away their grandmother and grand children remind his intelligent words,”Cry,Heart,but never break.”This picture book is illustrated in an attractive manner.Everyone will enjoy this book with these pictures.