Badger's Parting Gifts
Written by Susan Varley
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Badger is so old that he knows he will soon die. He tries to prepare his friends for this event, but when he does die, they are still grief-stricken. Gradually they come to terms with their grief by remembering all the practical things Badger taught them, and so Badger lives on in his friends' memories of him.
Badger's Parting Gifts by Susan Varley
A welcome return to the Andersen list of this quintessential and award-winning picture
book about bereavement.
'An enchanting tale' Joanna Sayers
Varley's text is sensitive, comforting, gentle. This is one sensible and honest approach to death for the young. -- Elaine Moss T. L. S.
I bow down to this one. It left me with a lump in the throat, and I would have no qualms at all about recommending it to any child. Tender, poignant, touching. Good book. -- Martin Waddell Irish News'
About the Author
Interest Age: To 5
More books by Susan Varley
Andersen Press Ltd
7th March 2013
Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press
Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.
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