The tenth good thing about Barney

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Atheneum, Jul 1, 1971 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 25 pages
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Barney was a cat. He died last Friday. And everyone was sad.

They did what most people do when a cat they like dies. They had a funeral. And then they tried to think of good things about him. They wanted to remember him as he was; and they thought about some other things, too.

Whenever a cat dies, or a dog, or a bird, or any friend, it can be a little like this story about Barney. since dying is as usual as living, it's good to know about him.

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Would make a great writing activity. - Goodreads
Viorst is an excellent writer. - Goodreads
This book has great character development. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Andd Becker - Goodreads

Viorst gives an unforgettable way to remember a deceased cat. Read full review

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User Review  - Kara - Goodreads

In this book the main character is suffering the loss of his pet cat, Barney. The book is his list of the great things about his cat and how he is coping with the loss of his friend. This book could be used in the classroom to discuss death and loss of a pet or family member with young students. Read full review


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About the author (1971)

Judith Viorst has been writing for the ten years that she has been married, with a lot of helpful encouragement from her husband and three sons. She loves children's books and tries to write books her own children will like. Her husband, too, is a free-lance writer, and he also works at home. As one of their children once explained, "My father is a typewriter, and I think my mother is too.

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