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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User Review  - MeganSchneider - LibraryThing

The book made me cry, which does not happen. I never cry but this book had a really intense way of drawing you in and putting me in the shoes of protagonist. I thought about losing one of my cats and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

Beautiful, clean, concise, authentic... deserves its reputation as a good book to help a child who is grieving the loss of a pet, and as a good book for any of us, because we'll all lose something/someone, some day. 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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