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Always My Brother Hardcover – May 21, 2009

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Grade 2–5—Becky narrates this story about her brother's death and its effects on her and her family. She and John were "best buddies," and when he dies, she is devastated and gives up many of the things she loved doing. Finally, as she begins to adjust to her life without him, she realizes that her brother would want her to be happy in spite of his absence. The story is poignant and touching, realistic and straightforward. This is a good book to recommend to families struggling with the death of a relative or friend. While the body proportions are not always exactly right in the realistic watercolors, the facial expressions are rendered with care and precision.—Wendy Smith-D'Arezzo, Loyola College, Baltimore, MD
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“In a better world, no child would need a book about the death of her brother. But here is a tender, even joyful book about such a tragic event.” (Jane Yolen, children’s book author)

“The story is poignant and touching, realistic and straightforward.” (Wendy Smith-D'Arezzo, Loyola College, Baltimore, MD - School Library Journal)
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 6 - 9 years
  • Grade Level: 1 - 6
  • Lexile Measure: 570L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Tilbury House Publishers; 1 edition (May 21, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0884483134
  • ISBN-13: 978-0884483137
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 0.4 x 10.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,838,432 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Kathy Eder on July 12, 2009
Format: Hardcover
If you are looking for a book that will transport you to the place where longing for a loved one and loving the memories of a loved one and living in the present without forgetting the past are possible at the the same time, Jean Reagan has created this world for us.

This book can guide a child to remember that it is possible to let go and yet still remember.
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Always my Brother looks at the issue of death within a family, geared towards younger children, probably ages 7-11. The details of the story are a bit on the vague side. Becky and her brother John played soccer and walked home together, sharing special moments. We then learn that John died, yet don't really learn what happens. The story follows the process of grieving and slowly allowing one's life to return to normal.

While I wish there were more details, the other side of this is that is allows each reader to relate with their own experiences. Overall, children learn it's okay to grieve and miss someone, but also that it's okay to go on with your own life at your own pace. It's nice to have another resource for children who deal with loss, and with the easy to follow story and nice artwork, Always My Brother proves to be a helpful book.
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"Always My Brother" is a sensitive, compassionate book about an ordinary, soccer -playing girl who misses her brother, John after his death. With her parents' love and support and her beloved dog Toby, she gradually returns to a semblance of enjoying her life. When she feels bad about this because she still misses John and does not wish to betray his memory by returning to life as normal without him, her parents remind her that he is always her brother, that he will always be with her, and that he would want her to be happy and have a normal life again. "Always My Brother" is enhanced with delicate water color illustrations that clearly portray both the everyday life before and after the death of a much-loved brother. "Always My Brother" is well crafted to appeal to children in grades 3-6.
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