2017 Mildred L. Batchelder Award for an outstanding children’s book originally published in a language other than English in a country other than the United States, and subsequently translated into English for publication in the United States.— From 2017 ALA Award Winners Announced
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.