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Tink: The Children of Crow Cove (The Children of Crow Cove #3)

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We first met Tink when he came to live in Crow Cove as a young boy in Eidi. Now hard times have come to the little settlement, and their food supply is dwindling. Tink, with the help of a newcomer to Crow Cove, saves his friends from starvation by learning how to fish--and also learns important lessons about the complexities of human nature, the importance of compassion, a ...more
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published May 10th 2011 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Nov 04, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: second-childhood
Set at some unspecified point in an agrarian past (I am not sure if it is meant to be real or imagined), this series, translated from the Danish, chronicles the lives and hardships of a small group of people eking out an existence in a beautiful but unforgiving coastal hamlet. A great deal of the space in these slim books is taken up with the various ways in which the people gather and raise food and make plans to trade for the goods they cannot make themselves, which makes for oddly compelling ...more
This is the third volume of “The Children of Crow Cove” series. Readers were first introduced to Tink as a young boy in “Eidi.” In “Eidi,” Tink was rescued by the heroine, Eidi, and joined the residents of Crow Cove, an isolated seaside settlement, peopled by an odd assortment of family and friends who find each other by chance, but remain together by choice. Readers will find themselves contemplating who belongs in their “family” (the folks you care about, not necessarily those who are relation ...more
Jan 12, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: juvenile
Tink has joined the tight-knit group at Crow Cove, but still feels like an outsider. Particularly when a mistake he made makes their already meager food supply dwindle even further. He's setting off to get away from his guilt, when he comes across a man on the road, barely alive. Setting aside his personal plans for the moment, he runs back to the Cove for help.

The man proves to be Foula's ex-husband, Burd. Even with all their past history, a place is made for him at Crow Cove, albeit a bit ten
May 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: 5th grade+;
I sit here in my air conditioned house in front of my computer with a glass of iced coffee and a tuna sandwich made from store bought bread and other ingredients and I do not think about how difficult life can be/used to be. Then along comes a book like this, a simple, spare story so beautifully written, that forces me out of my cushy existence and makes me take another look at the world around me.

Tink is the third book in The Children of the Crow Cove series, beautifully translated from the Da
Carrie Dye
Dec 03, 2011 rated it liked it
Tink is the 3rd book in “The children of Crow cove series,” about a small Danish community. Young Tink has been taken in by the people of Crow Cove. When their food supply dwindles down to almost nothing, Tink blames himself for accidently allowing the sheep into their food supply. He decides to leave, but doesn’t get far when he finds a man (Burd) in bad shape on the road. He makes the moral choice to return the Crow Cove to get this man some help. He saves his life, but discovers he has a hist ...more
This is the third book in Bredsdorff's Crow Cove series (I read the first years ago). A Danish translation, this particular entry follows a boy named Tink as he and some other people struggle to live and eat on the coast, in spite of the recent failure of their potato crop. While there a drunkard from their past appears, and though he has changed very little, he teaches Tink the rudiments of fishing along the cover, help to stave off the people's starvation. The language is lovely and the settin ...more
Kat Goldin
Sep 05, 2011 rated it liked it
Tink: The Children of Crow
This book is translated from Danish!
Map Black and white in the front prior to the text of the book to help with further understanding.
I have not read the first two installments of The Children of Crow, but will after this memorizing novel for upper elementary student or middle learners. This book is about survival and how society and social norms change when times are tough. The book is haunting at times and it is easy to get dragged down in the sad details of all the
Jane G Meyer
Sep 27, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: middlegrade
This book is harder for me to recommend than the earlier books in this series. Since I'm reading aloud to an 8-year-old, I found that in the moment I was editing several passages in the text. Much of this book focuses on the young boy Tink and his relationship with Burd, who struggles with drink and anger. I, as an adult, appreciated the themes, and pulled some goodness from the plot line, but I am not ready for my little one to pepper me with question after question if I were to read word for w ...more
Katie Roseveare
Mar 15, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: edsl-520
I liked it only because it touched on my Irish heritage and the way alcohol and survival has played a role in my family. I think i could use it if there were ever an appropriate time to discuss alcohol or drug addiction. It certainly covers issues including coming of age and self confidence and unusual upbringings. It was first published in Denmark in the 90's and just recently translated and published here in 2011.
Sep 28, 2010 rated it really liked it
Spare, affecting and real, this third book in the Crow Cove series is the sort of book that stays with one for a long time. There are plenty of great big real life issues here, laid out without mercy and without explanation, but with compassion. A lovely story, a splendid story in fact. Not a stand-alone, though- read them in order.
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