Badger's Parting Gifts

Written by Susan Varley

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A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month January 2019 |

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.

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Badger's Parting Gifts Synopsis

A welcome return to the Andersen list of this quintessential and award-winning picture
book about bereavement.

Badger's Parting Gifts Press Reviews

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

Beautifully detailed ink and watercolour illustrations carry the reader right into the heart of this story Carousel

Sensitively written   Woman's Own

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ISBN: 9781849395144
Publication date: 07/03/2013
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781849395144
Publication date: 7th March 2013
Author: Susan Varley
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers, 5+ readers
Recommendations: Julia Eccleshare's Picks, eBooks

About Susan Varley

Susan Varley is a prize-winning artist who has illustrated many books for Andersen Press. Her picture book Badger's Parting Gifts is one of the most enduring of all time, winning many prizes, including the Mother Goose Award in 1985.

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