ALWAYS MY BROTHER by Jean Reagan

ALWAYS MY BROTHER (Tilbury House 2009) is a story of healing.  It deals with the realistic feelings a grieving child might have on losing a sibling:  anger, frustration, guilt.  And how it takes time, much time, to feel better.  Jean Reagan knows.  She lost her own son, who left a younger sister and a devastated family.  As a writer, I admire and applaud her for delving into that pain every day in order to write this book for all of us.  As a mother, I thank her for sharing her story and reaching out to others who are grieving, and helping to explain their feelings to all of us.

You can read more about Jean’s story at her website.

Here’s what Jane Yolen says about ALWAYS MY BROTHER:  “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. And the last line had me sobbing.”

This is an important book for all of us.  Thank you, Jean.

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6 responses to “ALWAYS MY BROTHER by Jean Reagan

  1. Thanks for posting about this book. Just added to my ever-growing reading list!

  2. I havent read this book.
    But talking about lost, it reminds me to Francis Chalifour’s book, AFTER.

  3. Kathy,
    Thanks so much for your kind words about my book! Hope to see you at a conference one day!
    Jean Reagan

  4. Rebecca Hickox

    Nothing can fill the hole in your heart or your life left by the loss of a close sibling, but this book certainly fills a hole in picture books for young children who are dealing with this tragedy. It’s beautifully written and really addresses the emotions that I remember even though it’s been 50 years since I lost my little brother.

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