Dick King-Smith was a farmer for twenty years before becoming a writer, and most of his animal stories are based on his farming experiences. He won the Guardian Award with The Sheep-Pig, which became the blockbuster film Babe. Dick lives in Gloucestershire. show more
Dick King-Smith was a farmer for twenty years before becoming a writer, and most of his animal stories are based on his farming experiences. He won the Guardian Award with The Sheep-Pig, which became the blockbuster film Babe. Dick lives in Gloucestershire.
Birth date: March 27, 1922
Died: January 05, 2011
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Okay but for real. Excellent and adorable.
I was utterly charmed by the film based on this book, and the tale itself is just delightful.Babe is won by Farmer Hoggett at the local fair, and soon becomes of favorite not only of the Hoggetts but also of the animals on their farm. Sheepdog Fly takes care of him along with her puppies, and Babe i...
This read was brought to me by Twitter, at least, a post on Twitter which I'd seen about a commuter on the Tube, who was listening to a mother read to her young son, and who was then resigned to missing his stop so that he could find out the end of the story. This intrigued me, and I had to find out...
Dick King-Smith's children's books are always well written, as if they are for adults, which I like. The subject matter may be boring, and the plot simple, the characters mundane, but his writing never fails to be anything but good.
Much better than 'The Sheep-Pig' (commonly known as Babe), but perhaps because I don't enjoy animals talking. This is one of those children's books that has adult themes or concepts that is written well. Countries and Schools would probably ban it.