Dick King-Smith

  • 5 stars across 148 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... MoreThe Hodgeheg

(53 reviews) Review
3rd March 2022

Ambrose Follows His Nose

'Sparkling humour and wonderful characters are Dick King-Smith's trademarks' - Books for Your ChildrenAn exciting new pu... MoreAmbrose Follows His Nose

(20 reviews) Review
6th July 2017

The Sheep-pig: 40th Anniversary Edition

A tale loved by many from one of Britain's best-known authors, this wonderful new edition of The Sheep-Pig comes with a ... MoreThe Sheep-pig: 40th Anniversary Edition

(19 reviews) Review
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 bel... MoreSophie's Snail

(8 reviews) Review
4th June 2015

Sophie Is Seven

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

(5 reviews) Review
17th January 2005

The Queen's Nose

Harmony's uncle sends her on a treasure trail - which ends in finding a 50p piece. But the coin is a magic one, and when... MoreThe Queen's Nose

(4 reviews) Review
3rd October 1996

Happy Mouseday

Another delightful story from the master of animal fiction, Dick King Smith. "You are NOT keeping a mouse in this house... MoreHappy Mouseday

(4 reviews) Review
29th August 2002


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

(4 reviews) Review
1st March 1996

Harriet's Hare

Hares don't talk. Everyone knows that. But the hare Harriet meets one morning in a corn circle in her father's wheatfiel... MoreHarriet's Hare

(4 reviews) Review
2nd February 2006

All Because of Jackson

'I want to sail the seas,' said Jackson. 'I want to see the world ...'Jackson is a very unusual rabbit - a rabbit with a... MoreAll Because of Jackson

(4 reviews) Review
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