Translated from the Danish by Robert Moulthrop.
Grandmother has taken care of her four grandchildren well over the years. But now Death is in the house. To prevent Death from going to her, the children gave him a lot of coffee. This scheme works for a bit but nothing can stop Death.
Death tells the children a story to reveal why death must come.
This book made me cry a bit as I imagined the children's pain.
Warning: Death is portrayed as it typically is-a hunched, bony man in a black cloak. It may scare younger and sensitive children.
*Borrowed from the library.