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  • 5 stars across 61 books
    Richard Adams grew up in Berkshire, the son of a country doctor. After an education at Oxford, he spent six years in the army and then went into the Civil Service. He originally began telling the story of Watership Down to his two daughters and they insisted he publish it as a book. It quickly became a huge success with both children and adults, and won the Guardian Children's Fiction Award and the Carnegie Medal in 1972. Richard Adams wrote many novels and short stories, including Shardik and The Plague Dogs . He died in 2016, aged 96.
    1st March 2012

    Watership Down

    "Watership Down" by Richard Adams is a true classic. This stirring tale of courage and survival against the odds has bec... More

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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 bel... More

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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

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    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... More

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    3rd January 2008

    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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    2nd May 2005

    Sophie Hits Six

    Small, but very determined, Sophie loves animals and is going to be a farmer when she grows up. In this book Sophie gets... More

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    8th May 2001

    Webster J Duck

    When wee Webster J. Duck comes out of his egg, he is all alone. Where's my mum? he thinks, and sets off to find her. Bow... More

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    5th July 2018

    Sophie's Adventures

    Small but very determined, Sophie is everyone's favourite farmer-to-be! A bind-up of three classic stories for young... More

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    6th December 2010

    Fly Traps! Plants that Bite Back

    One of a new series of books, Read and Discover, designed to encourage children to learn about the world as they learn t... More

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    2nd August 2012

    Give Us a Goal!

    A family fun-filled holiday, Seaside football - match of the day, On the beach - ... More

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