The Tenth Good Thing about Barney

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Perfection Learning Corporation, Jan 1, 1971 - Juvenile Fiction - 25 pages
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"In simple phrases narrated by a child whose cat, Barney, has just died, the author succinctly and honestly handles both the emotions stemming from the loss of a beloved pet and the questions about the finality of death which naturally arise in such a situation. . . . An unusually good book that handles a difficult subject straightforwardly".--The Horn Book.

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Viorst is an excellent writer. - Goodreads
In addition the illustrations are delightful! - Goodreads
This book has great character development. - Goodreads

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This is one of the best books about death, not just the death of a beloved animal companion, that I've ever read. The references and illustrations are a little dated -- lovely, just the same. But the ... Read full review

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Judith Viorst: Judith was born February 2, 1931. She is an American author, newspaper journalist, and psychoanalysis researcher. She is perhaps best known for her children's literature, such as The ... Read full review

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Judith Viorst was born in Newark, New Jersey on February 2, 1931. She graduated from Rutgers University (1952) and the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute (1981). She has written extensively, her works include children's books, collections of poetry, lyrics to musicals, several works of fiction, and a cookbook. She has won a Silver Pencil award (for The Tenth Good Thing About Barney) and an Emmy (for poems used in an Anne Bancroft TV special).

Erik Blegvad was born in Denmark and studied at the School of Applied Arts in Copenhagen. Mr. Blegvad has illustrated more than one hundred children's books, including "Twelve Tales" by Hans Christian Andersen, "Riddle Road" by Elizabeth Spires, "Hurry, Hurry, Mary Dear!" by N. M. Bodecker, and "Sea Clocks: The Story of Longitude" by Louise Borden. The Blegvads divide their time between England, France, and Wardsboro, Vermont.

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