The Tenth Good Thing About Barney

by Judith Viorst
Illustrator Erik Blegvad

Atheneum Books For Young Readers | September 30, 1987 | Trade Paperback |

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My cat Barney died this Friday. I was very sad. My mother said we could have a funeral for him, and I should think of ten good things about Barney so I could tell them...
But the small boy who loved Barney can only think of nine. Later, while talking with his father, he discovers the tenth -- and begins to understand.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 32 Pages, 5.91 × 6.69 × 0 in

Published: September 30, 1987

Publisher: Atheneum Books For Young Readers

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0689712030

ISBN - 13: 9780689712036

Appropriate for ages: 6

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The Tenth Good Thing About Barney

by Judith Viorst
Illustrator Erik Blegvad

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 32 Pages, 5.91 × 6.69 × 0 in

Published: September 30, 1987

Publisher: Atheneum Books For Young Readers

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0689712030

ISBN - 13: 9780689712036

From the Publisher

My cat Barney died this Friday. I was very sad. My mother said we could have a funeral for him, and I should think of ten good things about Barney so I could tell them...
But the small boy who loved Barney can only think of nine. Later, while talking with his father, he discovers the tenth -- and begins to understand.

About the Author

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).

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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

Appropriate for ages: 6

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