The Tenth Good Thing about Barney

The Tenth Good Thing about Barney Cover

The Tenth Good Thing about Barney

By Judith Viorst; Erik Blegvad (Illustrator)

Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780689206887, 32pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 1971

Description
Barney was a cat. He died last Friday. And everyone was sad.
They did what most people do when a cat they like dies. They had a funeral. And then they tried to think of good things about him. They wanted to remember him as he was; and they thought about some other things, too.
Whenever a cat dies, or a dog, or a bird, or any friend, it can be a little like this story about Barney. since dying is as usual as living, it's good to know about him.


About the Author
Judith Viorst was born and brought up in New Jersey, graduated from Rutgers University, moved to Greenwich Village, and has lived in Washington, DC, since 1960, when she married Milton Viorst, a political writer. They have three sons and seven grandchildren. A 1981 graduate of the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute, Viorst writes in many different areas: science books; children s picture books including the beloved "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day", which was made into a box-office favorite movie of the same name; adult fiction and nonfiction; poetry for children and adults; and musicals.

Erik Blegvad is the distinguished illustrator of over a hundred books for children. He divides his time between London and Vermont.