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
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User Review  - Melle - Goodreads

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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Nice flow and development of expression of grief and coming to terms with it. 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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