Five-year-old Sophie finds that going to school and making friends is more difficult than running a farm! The ups and downs of Dick King-Smith's stoic, determined heroine will appeal to children and parents alike.A classic story for young readers by the beloved author of Babe.
From the beloved author of Babe comes the second of six stories about Dick King-Smith's most adored (human!) character, the inimitable Sophie, re-imagined twenty years later by the witty, perceptive paintbrush of the award-winning Hannah Shaw. At last, Sophie has a farm of her very own - complete with barn, pond, cows, sheep and even a spotty pig! But a model farm is not quite the same as the real thing. Sophie's fifth year brings new challenges, like going to school, making friends and chicken-pox. Another year older and even more determined...
This is Book 2 in the Sophie Adventures Series. See all Sophie Adventures books here.
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'More about Dick King-Smith
Hannah Shaw graduated from the University of Brighton in 2004 with a degree in illustration, and since then she has continued to write her own stories and develop characters to illustrate them. She has worked as a freelance illustrator, graphic designer and a visiting lecturer for an Art Foundation course. Evil Weasel, her first picture book, won the CambridMore about Hannah Shaw