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Always and forever

Always and forever

Durant, Alan, 1958-; Gliori, Debi

When Fox dies, the rest of his family are distraught. How will Mole, Otter and Hare go on without their beloved friend? But months later, Squirrel reminds them all of how funny Fox used to be, and they all realize that Fox is still there in their hearts and memories

Paperback, Book. English. Children's stories.
Published London: Picture Corgi, 2004
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Statement of responsibility: Alan Durant ; illustrated by Debi Gliori
ISBN: 0552548774, 9780552548779
Intended audience: Preschool.
Note: Originally published: London: Doubleday, 2003.
Physical Description: [27] p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 25 cm.
Subject: Books on prescription for children and families.; CAMHS.; Bereavement Pictorial works Juvenile fiction.; Child and adolescent mental health service.; Books on prescription.

Author note

Alan Durant (Author)

Alan Durantis the author of books for a wide age-range, from picture books such asBurger Boy, Angus Rides the Goods TrainandAlways and Foreverto top-end teenage thrillers (Blood, Flesh and Bones). Having worked as a copywriter at Walker Books, he is now a full-time author.

He's married, with three children and lives in Brighton. He does a lot of school visits throughout the UK and abroad and also runs writing workshops.

Debi Gliori (Illustrator)

Debi Gliori is the author and illustrator of many books for children, including the very popularMr Bearseries. She won the Children's Book Award picture book section, and was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal in 1997. Her backlist in Doubleday/Corgi includesTell Me Something Happy Before I Go to SleepandThe Very Small.Pure Dead Magic, which introduced the Strega-Borgias, was her first novel. It was followed byPure Dead Wicked,Pure Dead Brilliant,Deep Trouble,Deep WaterandDeep Fear.

Debi lives in Scotland, near Edinburgh.


"Moving to the point where younger children may be upset, but explains death gently. 10/10"
Daily Mirror||"A delicate subject touchingly and sensitively handled. You'll need a hanky"
Primary Times||"Many small children will be faced with the death of someone they love and this charming picture story might help them to come to terms with it"
Northern Echo||"It is an enjoyable tale and I think young children will like it and might gain some insight into grief and how to cope with it"
Bereavement Care

Back cover copy

A beautiful and tender story about bereavement.

'A moving story of loss which is perfect as a first introduction to the concept of death' My Books Mag

'Gliori's illustrations are magic. Full of light and shimmering with colour, they reproduce all the beauty of Durant's script'
Books for Keeps

'Have a clean handkerchief ready for this beautifully judged story about the death of Fox'