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Varley, Susan

Works: 186 works in 653 publications in 17 languages and 15,478 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Stories in rhyme  Children's films  Picture books  Folklore  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Other
Classifications: PZ7.O624, E
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Susan Varley
Badger's parting gifts by Susan Varley( Book )

127 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in 14 languages and held by 2,740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
The monster bed by Jeanne Willis( Book )

34 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A little monster is afraid to go to bed because he thinks that humans will get him while he is asleep
Captain Small Pig by Martin Waddell( Book )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 1,335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Small Pig and his friends Old Goat and Turkey spend the day in a rowboat on a lake
Two shy pandas by Julia Jarman( Book )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Panda and Pandora live next to each other but never speak or play together because they are much too shy
Badger's bad mood by Hiawyn Oram( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Badger is in such a bad mood that he will not see any of his friends, Mole devises a plan to remind him that he is loved regardless of his mood
The spring rabbit by Tangba( Book )

18 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Smudge the rabbit follows the seasons through till spring brings him a new brother and sister. Suggested level: junior, primary
Princess Chamomile gets her way by Hiawyn Oram( Book )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chamomile is not allowed to wear anything but fussy, frilly princess dresses; she's not allowed to leave the castle grounds; and she's never, never allowed to eat sweets--until she is kidnapped
Lovely old lion by Julia Jarman( Book )

15 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lenny the lion loves his grandpa, King Lion. But when King Lion starts to forget things, Lenny begins to worry. He can't understand why grandpa keeps getting muddled and doesn't want to play any more. Lenny doesn't know what to do, but with a little help from grandpa's old friends, perhaps he can find a way to help him remember"--
Why is the sky blue? by Sally Grindley( Book )

19 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although he wants to learn all that wise old Donkey knows, Rabbit cannot sit still to listen to the answers to his questions, but in the end he teaches Donkey some new things
The boy who thought he was a teddy bear : a fairy tale by Jeanne Willis( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in Spanish and English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lost little boy is raised by three teddy bears who live in the woods
Badger's bring something party by Hiawyn Oram( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in Chinese and English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everyone brought something to Badger's birthday party- everyone except Mole. He felt one inch high ... until he found out the he'd brought the most specical thing he had : himself!
Princess Chamomile's garden by Hiawyn Oram( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After working with the royal gardener, Princess Chamomile decides that she would really like to create a garden all her own
The fox and the cat : Kevin Crossley-Holland's Animal tales from Grimm ; illustrated by Susan Varley by Wilhelm Grimm( Book )

7 editions published between 1985 and 1990 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of ten Grimm fairy tales with animal characters, including "The Wolf and the Seven Kids" and "The Hare and the Hedgehog."
The long blue blazer by Jeanne Willis( Book )

11 editions published between 1987 and 1998 in English and Japanese and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new boy in class wears a long blue blazer which he refuses to take off for any activity. Only later does a classmate inadvertently discover his secret
Jack and the monster by Richard Graham( Book )

17 editions published between 1933 and 1999 in 6 languages and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack's new baby brother seems like a monster to him, howling and making messes all over the house, until he discovers how to view the addition to his family in a new light
The monster storm by Jeanne Willis( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dennis the monster doesn't like the thunderstorm, so he decides to make as much noise as he can to try and scare it away. Suggested level: junior
Lollopy by Joyce Dunbar( Book )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Allée cueillir des campanules, Sophie dépose son lapin en peluche et l'oublie dans les bois. La nuit venue, de véritables lapins le découvrent et, comme Sophie, désobéissent. Une fois de plus, la poupée en est la victime. Un récit simple et charmant, illustré avec sensibilité
After dark : story by Louis Baum( Book )

11 editions published between 1984 and 1992 in English and French and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although its's time for bed, a small girl won't go to sleep until her mother returns from late-night shopping
Mole's moon by Hiawyn Oram( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Littlest Mole's family laughs at him and makes him wear a blindfold when he says he sees the moon in the stream at night, but eventually they find out the advantages of knowing someone who can see things in the dark that no one else does
Badger's parting gifts( Visual )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After badger's death his friends comfort themselves by remembering personal moments and the good times they shared with their beloved pal. Other segments include: In remembrance: LeVar shares fond memories of his grandmother and her wonderful cooking. LeVar joins kids at Staten Island Academy working on artwork in remembrance of loved ones ; Let the spirit move you: a dancer at Alvin Ailey Dance Company shares how the founder's spirit is still present
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Audience level: 0.30 (from 0.12 for The boy wh ... to 0.52 for Mole's moo ...)

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Badger's parting gifts
Alternative Names
Faarlii, Suusaan

Faarlii, Suusaan 1961-

Fārlī, Sūzān 1961-

바레이, 수잔 1961-

발리, 수잔 1961-


バーレイ, スーザン

バーレイ, スーザン 1961-


The monster bedCaptain Small PigBadger's bad moodThe spring rabbitPrincess Chamomile gets her wayWhy is the sky blue?The boy who thought he was a teddy bear : a fairy taleBadger's bring something party