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UNSOLVED: One specific book > Children's or YA Fiction Chapter book with brother and sister badgers who go on adventures. I assume it is straight fiction without a side genre, but I am looking for my husband to surprise him, so I can't ask him anything else without arising suspicion

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message 1: by Emily (new)

Emily Roberts | 4 comments I'm looking for a book from my husband's childhood to surprise him. I can't ask for more details without arising suspicion.

It’s a chapter book. The main characters were brother and sister badgers who had adventures. May or may not have been a series. One thing he remembers is one where a frog or something wanted to be closer to earth so they weighed him down with ball bearings.

I have been asking friends as well to look and one said her mom remembers reading it when she was 15, but can't remember if it was newly published. My friend's mom would have been 15 in 1972.

As I want to surprise him, I can't confirm with him. I would need to read and find the scene itself.

Wind in the Willows has been suggested, but I don't think that is it as I can find it for free online and can't find that scene anywhere.

Thank you for your help!!


message 2: by Bonnie (new)

Bonnie | 242 comments The Frances the Badger Series was written during that time.

https://www.goodreads.com/series/49715


message 3: by Emily (new)

Emily Roberts | 4 comments As far as I know, Francis books aren’t chapter book. ☹️


message 4: by Bonnie (new)

Bonnie | 242 comments Also found this one but don't know anything about it other than this statement:

Ben and Brock by:Shepard, Ernest H. (Ernest Howard), 1879-1976
Adventures of the young boy Ben and the Brocks, two highly individual badgers who give Ben a glimpse of their dwelling and their adventurous life.

https://www.abebooks.co.uk/book-searc...


message 5: by Bonnie (new)

Bonnie | 242 comments There's also a series about Bill Badger published during that time:

https://www.goodreads.com/author/list...


message 6: by Mehgan (new)

Mehgan  (mehgss) | 4 comments Maybe a book by Brian Jacques? If you aren't sure about when it was published it could be one of the redwall series.


message 7: by Emily (new)

Emily Roberts | 4 comments I’ll have to see if my Local library has any of these. They don’t seem available on their app.

Y’all are finding books I didn’t though.


message 8: by Molten*Violet (new)

Molten*Violet | 9 comments Bonnie wrote: "There's also a series about Bill Badger published during that time:

https://www.goodreads.com/author/list..."


Hello! I don't want to be unhelpful but I've read the Redwall series fairly recently and while the presence of badgers does fit, the scene with the frogs is not in the first books- I didn't read the last four so it could be in those?


message 9: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart | 19065 comments First thing that came to mind was Duncton Wood, but those are moles, not badgers.

Is your husband 100% sure they were badgers?


message 10: by Bonnie (new)

Bonnie | 242 comments Molten*Violet wrote: "Bonnie wrote: "There's also a series about Bill Badger published during that time:

https://www.goodreads.com/author/list..."

Hello! I don't want to be unhelpful but I've read the Redwall ..."


You must have replied to the wrong comment, cause I didn't mention anything about Redwall.


message 11: by SamSpayedPI (last edited Jan 22, 2020 05:52PM) (new)

SamSpayedPI | 2070 comments Bonnie wrote: "You must have replied to the wrong comment, cause I didn't mention anything about Redwall."

It was Mehgan Turner who suggested the Redwall Series.


message 12: by Emily (new)

Emily Roberts | 4 comments He is not 100% certain of badgers when last asked about it. Could have been moles. I believe the only certain thing is the scene with the frog wanting to be closer to earth so they gave him ball bearings or possibly something similar.

The Frog could have been another similar amphibian as well, like a toad.


message 13: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart | 19065 comments Do you have any idea what country the book may have been set in?

When I think of badgers, I think of Europe, but I believe they can also be found in certain parts of the USA.


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