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Always My Brother Hardcover – May 21, 2009
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From School Library Journal
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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“The story is poignant and touching, realistic and straightforward.”
- Wendy Smith-D'Arezzo, Loyola College, Baltimore, MD, School Library Journal
“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
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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.
This book can guide a child to remember that it is possible to let go and yet still remember.