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Dick King-Smith

  • 5 stars across 126 books
    After serving as a soldier in World War II, Dick King-Smith became a farmer and then a teacher of English. His first book, The Fox Busters, was published in 1978 and he went on to become one of the most prolific English writers for children. He is best known for The Sheep-Pig, which was adapted into the movie Babe in 1995, and won the 1984 Guardian Children's Fiction Prize. He was awarded an Honorary Master of Education degree and appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2010 New Year Honours. He passed away in 2011.
    30th June 2010

    The Hodgeheg

    Max is a hedgehog who lives with his family in a nice little home, but unfortunately on the wrong side of the road fro... More

    (30 reviews)
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    6th July 2017

    The Sheep-pig

    The Sheep-pig is one of Dick King-Smith's most famous tales. It shot to further fame when the film adaptation, Bab... More

    (10 reviews)
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    5th February 2015

    Sophie's Snail

    Small but very determined, Sophie is everyone's favourite farmer-to-be! A classic story for young readers by the beloved... More

    (5 reviews)
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    20th March 2003

    Great Scientists Aristotle

    Suitable for the library and for project work, the books in this series present biographies of people who have made gr... More

    (3 reviews)
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    29th August 2002

    Blessu

    Blessu is a very small elephant who suffers from dreadful hay fever - and although he's very small, he has a very large ... More

    (3 reviews)
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    17th January 2005

    The Swoose

    Fitzherbert's mother is a goose, but his father was a swan - which makes him a swoose! As Fitzherbert grows up he decisd... More

    (2 reviews)
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    4th June 2015

    Sophie in the Saddle

    Small but very determined, Sophie is everyone's favourite farmer-to-be! From the beloved author of Babe com... More

    (2 reviews)
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    5th February 2015

    Sophie's Tom

    Five-year-old Sophie finds that going to school and making friends is more difficult than running a farm! The ups an... More

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    14th November 2007

    The Water Horse

    The story begins with a mysterious egg washed up on a Scottish beach, the morning after a great storm. Kirstie and her b... More

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    25th November 2004

    Hodgeheg

    The Hodgeheg by Dick King-Smith is a much-loved classic! Now part of the collectible Puffin Modern Classics series. Max,... More

    (2 reviews)
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