Always and Forever by Alan Durant

When Fox dies the rest of his family are absolutely distraught. How will Mole, Otter and Hare go on without their beloved friend? But, months later, Squirrel reminds them all of how funny Fox used to be, and they realise that Fox is still there in their hearts and memories.

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A delicate subject touchingly and sensitively handled. You'll need a hanky ... Primary Times (Hampshire) Many small children will be faced with the death of someone they love and this charming picture story might help them to come to terms with it. Northern Echo Moving to the point where younger children may be upset, but explains death gently. 10/10. Daily Mirror It is an enjoyable tale and I think young children will like it and might gain some insight into grief and how to cope with it. Bereavement Care One of the best books i've read on death and loss. Sprouts

About the Author

Alan Durant

Alan Durant is the author of books for a wide age-range, from picture books such as Burger Boy to top-end teenage thrillers. He also writes prize-winning poetry.

He was born in Surrey, went to Trinity School in Croydon and then to Keble College, Oxford to read English. Having worked as a copywriter at Walker Books, he is now a full-time author. He’s married, with three children and lives just outside London. He does a lot of school visits throughout the UK and abroad and also runs writing workshops.

In 2007 he won the Portsmouth Children's Picture Book Award for Burger Boy and the Stockport Children's Book Award for Football Fever. He has won the Kingston Borough/Waterstone's Poetry Prize on two occasions. In 2008 he won The Royal Mail Award for Scottish Children's Books for Billy Monster's Daymare which also won the 2009 Portsmouth Children's Book Award.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Publication date

7th February 2013



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