Badger's Parting Gifts

Author(s): Susan Varley


"The gentle message holds particular validity for children and is conveyed in a tenderhearted manner." --Booklist

"Warm and sensitive." --Publishers Weekly

All the woodland creatures--Mole, Frog, Fox, and Rabbit--love old Badger, who is their confidante, advisor, and friend. When he dies, they are overwhelmed by their loss. Then they begin to remember and treasure the memories he left them.

Told simply, directly, and honestly, this uplifting story will be of tremendous value to both children and their parents. A gentle classic that can help foster communication, care, and understanding.

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Winner of Mother Goose Award in 1985

"'An enchanting tale'" -- Joanna Sayers EYE 

"Varley's text is sensitive, comforting, gentle. This is one sensible and honest approach to death for the young." -- Elaine Moss Times Literary Supplement

"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

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.

General Fields

  • : 9781849395144
  • : Andersen Press
  • : Andersen Press
  • : March 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Susan Varley
  • : Paperback
  • : 823/.914
  • : 28
  • : Colour