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4th Sep '17 7:06:48 PM wolftickets1969
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* Originally averted in ''Literature/MySideOfTheMountain'' (Newbery Honor, 1960), where Frightful the Falcon survives to have three sequels focusing on her, but played straight in the FilmOfTheBook, where she gets shot at the end.
3rd Sep '17 1:21:32 PM ElSquibbonator
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* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' episode "So Long, Spanky" deals with the death of DW's pet parakeet, Spanky.
25th Aug '17 2:39:39 PM Pamina
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* Averted by ''Literature/RamonaQuimby: Age 8'', the 1982 Newbery Honor winner. The book is full of AgeAppropriateAngst and light-hearted humor, with no one dying.

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* Averted by ''Literature/RamonaQuimby: Age 8'', the 1982 Newbery Honor winner. The book is full of AgeAppropriateAngst and light-hearted humor, with no one dying. In the following book ''Ramona Forever'', however, the family cat Picky-Picky dies: but even this is a downplayed example, with the loss itself emphasized less than the positive sisterly bonding it leads to between Ramona and Beezus.



%%* Lois Lowry's Newbery winner, ''Literature/NumberTheStars'' (1990). Involves Nazis, and ends with the leader of LaResistance Peter Nielsen dying, although protagonist's Jewish friend survives, as she is evacuated along with other Danish Jews.
%%** The protagonist's elder sister dies before the events of the book - but she only discovers the truth about how it happened during the course of the story, as she develops a more adult understanding of the realities of the war and occupation.

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%%* %* Lois Lowry's Newbery winner, ''Literature/NumberTheStars'' (1990). Involves Nazis, and ends with the leader of LaResistance Peter Nielsen dying, although protagonist's Jewish friend survives, as she is evacuated along with other Danish Jews.
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Jews. Also, the protagonist's elder sister dies died before the events of the book - but she only discovers the truth about how it happened during the course of the story, as she develops a more adult understanding of the realities of the war and occupation.



%%* Gail Carson Levine's ''Literature/EllaEnchanted'' (1997), Ella's mom dies early in the book as a result of not doing what the fairy godmother told her to. But, hey, it's a [[TwiceToldTale take]] on "Literature/{{Cinderella}}"; the mom has to die.

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%%* * Gail Carson Levine's ''Literature/EllaEnchanted'' (1997), Ella's mom dies early in the book as a result of not doing what the fairy godmother told her to. But, hey, it's a [[TwiceToldTale take]] on "Literature/{{Cinderella}}"; the mom has to die.



%%* ''Literature/TheUnderneath'' (Newbery Honor, 2008). The calico cat drowns in the river when Gar-Face tosses her into it.

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%%* * ''Literature/TheUnderneath'' (Newbery Honor, 2008). The calico cat drowns in the river when Gar-Face tosses her into it.



%%* Subverted with ''Moon Over Manifest'' (2011). The character Ned in the gypsy Miss Sadie's stories dies in battle during World War I. [[HeroicBSOD Abilene Tucker is shattered by this]], believing Ned was her father. This turns out not to be the case, and her father is still living, and his name in the story was "Jinx".
%%* In ''The One and Only Ivan'' (2013), by Creator/KAApplegate, the aunt of the elephant on the cover dies.

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%%* Subverted with ''Moon Over Manifest'' (2011). The character Ned in the gypsy Miss Sadie's stories dies in battle during World War I. [[HeroicBSOD Abilene Tucker is shattered by this]], believing Ned was her father. This turns out not to be the case, and her father is still living, and his name in the story was "Jinx".
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"Jinx". In ''The One and Only Ivan'' (2013), by Creator/KAApplegate, the aunt of the elephant on the cover dies.



%%* Most of the latter half of Felix Salten's ''Disney/{{Bambi}}'', starting when Bambi loses his mother, is one long series of Deaths by Newbery Medal. Particularly Gobo, the deer who was rescued and raised to adulthood by Man. He assumes all humans are his friends and dies horribly for it.

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%%* * Most of the latter half of Felix Salten's ''Disney/{{Bambi}}'', starting when Bambi loses his mother, is one long series of Deaths by Newbery Medal. Particularly Gobo, the deer who was rescued and raised to adulthood by Man. He Man; he assumes all humans are his friends and dies horribly for it.it. Unsurprisingly, the Disney version [[AdaptedOut adapts him out]] and makes Bambi's mother the only major character who dies.
21st Aug '17 6:35:26 AM CosmicFerret
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%%* ''TheBerenstainBears Lose a Friend'' deals with the loss of a pet goldfish.

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%%* ''TheBerenstainBears ''Literature/TheBerenstainBears Lose a Friend'' deals with the loss of a pet goldfish.
15th Jul '17 5:55:26 PM twilicorn
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* The French-Canadian film ''La Guerre des Tuques'' (of the Film/TalesForAll series) took its English title, ''The Dog who Stopped the War'' from the ending of the movie. Of course the dog ends the (snowball) war by dying. Poor girl has a snow fort collapse on her. No Newbery (obviously), but several awards and nominations anyway, and an acclaimed and beloved classic to this day in Quebec. It was remade in 2016 under the name ''Snowtime''.

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* The French-Canadian film ''La Guerre des Tuques'' (of the Film/TalesForAll series) took its English title, ''The Dog who Stopped the War'' from the ending of the movie. Of course the dog ends the (snowball) war by dying. Poor girl has a snow fort collapse on her. No Newbery (obviously), but several awards and nominations anyway, and an acclaimed and beloved classic to this day in Quebec. It Quebec, to the point where it was remade in 2016 as an animated film under the new English name ''Snowtime''.



* In ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'', a film that was one of the most critically acclaimed movies of 2015, Bing Bong, the {{imaginary friend}} of Riley, sacrifices his life for her happiness.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'', a film that was one of the most critically acclaimed movies of 2015, Bing Bong, the {{imaginary friend}} of Riley, sacrifices his life for pulls a HeroicSacrifice during the climax so Joy can reset Riley's emotions and restore her happiness.
24th Jun '17 3:12:45 PM jormis29
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* The story arc of ''Series/KingOfTheHill'' when Buckley died was not nearly as touching as the episode in which his angel comes back to help Luanne get over her loss and advise her to go to college. Especially touching is the last scene before the credits when he is shown from behind walking down the street and pulls a halo from his pocket he didn't have before; the music packs an especially powerful punch.

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* The story arc of ''Series/KingOfTheHill'' ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' when Buckley died was not nearly as touching as the episode in which his angel comes back to help Luanne get over her loss and advise her to go to college. Especially touching is the last scene before the credits when he is shown from behind walking down the street and pulls a halo from his pocket he didn't have before; the music packs an especially powerful punch.
26th May '17 11:22:59 AM ElSquibbonator
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* Lampshaded in ''Literature/DiaryOfAWimpyKid'', where Gregory is told to read ''Literature/CharlottesWeb'', and predicts that either the girl or the pig doesn't make it to the end of the book. He never finds out what happens because he only reads three chapters.

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* Lampshaded in ''Literature/DiaryOfAWimpyKid'', where Gregory is told to read ''Literature/CharlottesWeb'', and predicts that either the girl or the pig doesn't make it to the end of the book.book ([[spoiler: he's wrong--it's the spider]]). He never finds out what happens because he only reads three chapters.



* Parodied in Creator/HarlanEllison's post-apocalyptic novel ''A Boy and His Dog'' (Nebula Award for Best Novella, 1969). The titular boy escapes with his new girlfriend to find that, in his absence, his telepathic, erudite dog has been beaten nearly to death. His girlfriend, who's kind of a jerk, makes clear that he can either save the dog, or save her. Cut to the next scene, with the dog's injuries wrapped in the girl's dress, both of them complaining about how full they are, and... something... roasting over the remains of their fire.

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* Parodied in Creator/HarlanEllison's post-apocalyptic novel ''A Boy and His Dog'' (Nebula Award for Best Novella, 1969). The titular boy escapes with his new girlfriend to find that, in his absence, his telepathic, erudite dog has been beaten nearly to death. His girlfriend, who's kind of a jerk, makes clear that he can either save the dog, or save her. Cut to the next scene, with the dog's injuries wrapped in the girl's dress, both of them complaining about how full they are, and... something...[[ImAHumanitarian something]]... roasting over the remains of their fire.



* In Jack London's ''Literature/TheCallOfTheWild'', the dog is the protagonist, undergoing a transformation through hardship (and sometimes abuse) from dutiful pet to wild wolf, and when a DiabolusExMachina abruptly kills his loving human master (off-screen), it allows him to make the final jump to fully wild. Not primarily for children.

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* In Inverted in Jack London's ''Literature/TheCallOfTheWild'', where the dog is the protagonist, undergoing a transformation through hardship (and sometimes abuse) from dutiful pet to wild wolf, and when a DiabolusExMachina abruptly kills his loving human master (off-screen), it allows him to make the final jump to fully wild. Not primarily for children.
26th May '17 11:15:44 AM ElSquibbonator
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* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' episode "So Long, Spanky" deals with the death of DW's pet parakeet, Spanky. This was revisited in ''D.W. Tale Spins''.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' episode "So Long, Spanky" deals with the death of DW's pet parakeet, Spanky. This was revisited in ''D.W. Tale Spins''.
24th Apr '17 6:02:38 AM VoxAquila
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* ''Literature/APrayerForOwenMeany''


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* ''The Yearling'' - young boy on a farm, emotionally distant parent, adorable pet deer...you know where this is going. Pulitzer-prize winner.
11th Mar '17 9:49:45 AM nombretomado
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* ''Anime/GargantiaOnTheVerdurousPlanet'' is what happens when GenUrobuchi et al. try to write something that can be presented to the Newbery committee. This anime is a lot of things, but ultimately it's about a boy growing up and finding a place in the society. Oh, and his RobotBuddy dies in the end.

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* ''Anime/GargantiaOnTheVerdurousPlanet'' is what happens when GenUrobuchi Creator/GenUrobuchi et al. try to write something that can be presented to the Newbery committee. This anime is a lot of things, but ultimately it's about a boy growing up and finding a place in the society. Oh, and his RobotBuddy dies in the end.
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