Saying Goodbye to Barkley

Saying Goodbye to Barkley
$17.99 / £10.99
Format: Hardback, 32 Pages
ISBN: 9781925335965
Publisher: EK Books
Buy from an Online Retailer
We do not sell books through our website in the UK.
Please use the links below to buy from online retailers
US:
            
UK:
            
CA:
      
AU:
   

Description

Olivia and her dog Barkley are inseparable. He's her sidekick, her partner in crime-fighting - they're the perfect pair. But then, Barkley dies and Olivia is heartbroken. She dreads falling asleep because waking up without Barkley is just too sad. Gradually, however, she realizes that Barkley wouldn't want her to be unhappy for the rest of her life. So she thinks of a way that she cannot only get her own happiness back, but also give happiness to another animal, by adopting a new dog from an animal shelter. And so Spud joins the family. Spud is a terrible sidekick and crime-fighter - she wants to play with the bad guys not catch them! In fact, Spud couldn't be less like Barkley, but Olivia grows to love her very much because she's just as special in her own way.

The author

Devon Sillett is a former radio producer, turned writer and reviewer. Born in the US, Devon now calls Australia home. She has loved books as long as she can remember — so much so that she even married her husband Matthew in a library! Currently, she teaches in the writing department at the University of Canberra, where she is also a PhD student, researching Australian children’s picture books. If she isn’t writing or reading, you’ll find her playing Lego or hide-and-seek with her two young sons, Jay and Aaron. Her first picture book, The Leaky Story, was published by EK in 2017. She is also the author of Saying Goodbye to Barkley (2019, EK Books) and Scaredy Book (2020, EK Books)

Nicky Johnston is an educator, speaker and author/illustrator of children’s books. She is passionate about promoting emotional resilience in children and raising awareness of mental health issues. Her love of teaching sees her kept busy with school visits and presenting at workshops and conferences. Her previous titles with EK Books are 'Grandma Forgets', 'The Fix-It Man' and 'At the End of Holyrood Lane’.
 

Reader reviews

Specs

Format: Hardback, 32 Pages
ISBN: 9781925335965
Illustrations: 35 color illustrations
Size: 10.039 in x 9.646 in / 255 mm x 245 mm
Published:

You might also be interested in

Enter to win a classroom set of DAVID BOWIE by Isabel Sanchez Vegara for your students
Fill in your contact information below to enter to win a set of books for your classroom or library. Winners will be notified the week of August 1, 2019. Open to US and Canadian entrants only. Entry open July 1-31, 2019.
Read More >
About the Little People Big Dreams Series
Welcome to the world’s most inspiring biography series: Little People, Big Dreams by Isabel Sanchez Vegara. Discover the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream. Told as a story, with a facts and photos section at ...
Read More >
Who is your favorite Little People Big Dreams character?
Tell us who your favorite Little People, BIG DREAMS character is for a chance to win! Will you draw us a picture or write us a story about your favorite person? Every month, we will randomly pick one lucky person to win the latest two books in the series. How to Enter: All you need ...
Read More >
See More Posts