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Ace: The Very Important Pig

by Dick King-Smith Lynette Hemmant

Meet Ace, Babe's great-grandson, who also gets a new cover from Knopf Paperbacks this season. " A Horn Book Fanfare Honor Book An IRA/CBC Children's Choice A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year.

Babe: The Gallant Pig

by Dick King-Smith

Farmer Hoggett and his wife discover that their new piglet Babe is no ordinary pig (made into a movie called Babe).

Babe: The Gallant Pig

by Dick King-Smith Mary Rayner

Fresh from his foray into Hollywood stardom, Babe gets a new cover for the Knopf Paperbacks line. An ALA Notable Book A Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book A Horn Book Fanfare Honor Book An IRA/CBC Children's Choice An NCTE Teachers' Choice

The Catlady

by Dick King-Smith

Muriel is known as the Catlady, because she lives alone with just her many cats for company. When a new kitten is born, it soon becomes clear that it's no ordinary cat. Vicky is a kitten with a very regal character, and strangely enough, she was born on the very day that Queen Victoria died!From the Hardcover edition.

The Catlady

by Dick King-Smith

Muriel is known as the Catlady, because she lives alone with just her many cats for company. When a new kitten is born, it soon becomes clear that it's no ordinary cat. Vicky is a kitten with a very regal character, and strangely enough, she was born on the very day that Queen Victoria died!From the Hardcover edition.

The Catlady

by Dick King-Smith

Muriel is known as the Catlady, because she lives alone with just her many cats for company. When a new kitten is born, it soon becomes clear that it's no ordinary cat. Vicky is a kitten with a very regal character, and strangely enough, she was born on the very day that Queen Victoria died!

Chewing the Cud

by Dick King-Smith

A candid and very funny memoir from beloved children's book author Dick King-Smith.Before he was a children's book author, Dick King-Smith was a soldier, a farmer, a salesman, a factory worker, and a teacher. But he was always a devoted family man who loved the countryside he lived in and the animals he kept. In this insightful memoir, Dick King-Smith recounts the joys and failures of his life with equal humor and candor. And he remembers a delightful cast of animal characters-from Anna, the dachshund who turned out to be just stubborn, not deaf, to the 600-pound pig Monty, who liked to be scratched on top of his head, to Wilhelmina, a pet badger who was fond of love bites. As readers delight in recognizing the inspiration behind many of Dick King-Smith's books, they'll also see how a collection of experiences made a man a writer.From the Hardcover edition.

Chewing the Cud

by Dick King-Smith

Dick's story begins with his apprenticeship on a farm before World War II, his war experiences and his childhood romance with the girl he later married. Then come the 14 years he spent on Woodlands Farm where the eccentric cast of animals and humans provided a wealth of material for his later writing. When the farm failed, Dick settled into teaching before blossoming into a writer in his 50s, and finding international fame with the release of the film "Babe".

Funny Frank

by Dick King-Smith

Being a duck isn't all it's quacked up to be. But don't try telling that to Frank--he's a chicken with a dream. All he thinks about are webbed feet, waterproof feathers, and the cool water of the pond. So when Frank takes a dip and nearly drowns, his mood turns foul. Luckily, he gets a little human help--in the form of a man-made wet suit and a pair of flippers--and soon he's the speediest bird in the water. And while Frank knows he's ruffled a few feathers, he doesn't care--there's just too much for him to crow about. Until a certain young chick catches his eye, that is.

Funny Frank

by Dick King-Smith John Eastwood

Being a duck isn't all it's quacked up to be. But don't try telling that to Frank--he's a chicken with a dream. All he thinks about are webbed feet, waterproof feathers, and the cool water of the pond. So when Frank takes a dip and nearly drowns, his mood turns foul. Luckily, he gets a little human help--in the form of a man-made wet suit and a pair of flippers--and soon he's the speediest bird in the water. And while Frank knows he's ruffled a few feathers, he doesn't care--there's just too much for him to crow about. Until a certain young chick catches his eye, that is. . . .From the Hardcover edition.

The Golden Goose

by Dick King-Smith

Farmer Skint and his family have fallen on hard times at Woebegone Farm until their goose lays a golden egg. With the birth of Joy the Golden Goose, the fortune of the Skint family begins to change. But what will happen when people find out about their golden-feathered friend? How long can they keep Joy a secret?From beloved author Dick King-Smith comes the heartwarming story of a magical golden goose perfect for beginning readers.From the Hardcover edition.

The Golden Goose

by Dick King-Smith

Farmer Skint and his family have fallen on hard times at Woebegone Farm until their goose lays a golden egg. With the birth of Joy the Golden Goose, the fortune of the Skint family begins to change. But what will happen when people find out about their golden-feathered friend? How long can they keep Joy a secret? From beloved author Dick King-Smith comes the heartwarming story of a magical golden goose perfect for beginning readers. From the Hardcover edition.

Harriet's Hare

by Dick King-Smith

The last thing eight-year-old Harriet Butler expects is to meet a space alien who is on vacation from another planet. But one morning in her dad's wheat field, that's just what happens. Disguised as a hare, Wiz (as Harriet names the visitor) talks to the other animals on the farm, races with Harriet on her afternoon pony rides and surprises her by changing into a snail, a crow, and even a hedgehog. For Harriet, it's a wonderful summer and an unforgettable friendship. With its clever animal and alien antics and its warm family charm, Harriet's Hare is vintage Dick King-Smith with a tender twist.

Harry's Mad

by Dick King-Smith

The arrival of a gregarious and loquacious gray African parrot pleasantly ruffles the placid routine of the Holdsworth family. Madison, or Mad as his new owner, Harry, calls him, quickly becomes a chatty, checker-playing companion for the young boy. Life for Mad and Harry is thoroughly enjoyable until a burglar abducts the astounded bird during a robbery and hustles him to an unsavory part of London. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

The Invisible Dog

by Dick King-Smith

When her parents can't afford a new pet, seven-year-old Janie invents one.

Jenius: The Amazing Guinea Pig

by Dick King-Smith

From the author of Babe: The Gallant Pig, a tender tale of a young student and her clever pet.

Lady Lollipop

by Dick King-Smith

The author of Babe, The Gallant Pigoffers another winner with this tale of a bright pig and her canny young keeper 'training' a spoiled princess. Lollipop is no ordinary pig. According to her young trainer, Johnny Skinner, she's the smartest pig in the entire kingdom. When people stare into Lollipop's bright, intelligent eyes, it somehow changes them for the better. But can Lollipop win over the spoiled Princess Penelope - and her not-so-pig-friendly parents, the King and Queen? Dick King-Smith's tale about a special pig - and some memorable humans, too - will delight his legions of loyal fans!

Martin's Mice

by Dick King-Smith Jez Alborough

"Martin, a kitten, is branded a `wimp' by his siblings for his friendly interest in mice. He loves caring for them and can't understand their desire for freedom. Only when he becomes the pet of a big city apartment dweller does he realize why his pets deserted him. An engaging animal fantasy with plenty of humorous insight into the human condition, King-Smith's story has humor and a fast pace which will appeal to younger readers."--School Library Journal (starred review)

A Mouse Called Wolf

by Dick King-Smith

Wolfgang Amadeus Mouse ("Wolf," for short) has a big name for such a little mouse. But the name fits. His favorite pastime is listening to Mrs. Honeybee, the lady of the house, play the piano. If only he could sing along to the music! One day, Wolf decides to try -- and to his surprise, out of his mouth comes a perfect melody.It's not long before Wolf is singing everything from "Three Blind Mice" to Chopin to the Beatles, all to Mrs. Honeybee's accompaniment. Then an accident leaves Mrs. Honeybee in danger, and it's up to Wolf to save her... the only way he knows how.

A Mouse Called Wolf

by Dick King-Smith

Wolfgang Amadeus Mouse was the youngest of thirteen children. He was also the smallest. His mother had given the other twelve mouse pups quite ordinary names, like Bill or Jane. But when she looked at her last-born and saw that he was only half as big as his brothers and sisters, she said to herself, "He should have an important-sounding name to make up for his lack of size."

The Mysterious Miss Slade

by Dick King-Smith

Perhaps it's the patch on her eye. Or maybe it's the donkey she rides. It might even be the ancient caravan she lives in, surrounded by six dogs, six cats, several goats, and a lot of chickens. Whatever the reason, the village children think Miss Slade is a witch. To Jim and Patsy Reader, Miss Slade is the eccentric neighbor who lets them play with her animals, shares her lunch of chips and cookies, and makes them laugh out loud. Soon the whole family is attached to her. But Miss Slade is a mystery, even to the Readers: Why does she speak like an aristocrat? And where did she get that gold sovereign? It turns out Miss Slade does have a secret after all--one that brings trouble when discovered. Luckily, she has some friends--human and canine--who can help. With humor, compassion, and a yard full of animals, Dick King-Smith, beloved author of Babe: The Gallant Pig, tells a warm story of friendship and kindness.

Pigs Might Fly

by Dick King-Smith

In this sweet, charming and humorous book, Daggie Dogfoot is a runt with a deformity--puppy feet. When the pigman tries to cull Daggie from his family, he shows his first burst of courage! Many delightful adventures later, Daggie does help to save the farm animals and the master.

Robin Hood and His Miserable Men

by Dick King-Smith

Topsy turvy fairy tales, including Snow White; I Love Little Pussy; The Frog King; Rock-a-Bye Baby; Ring-a-Ring o' Roses; Robin Hood and His Miserable Men; Mary, Mary; and The Sleeping Beauty.

The School Mouse

by Dick King-Smith

The School Mouse is about a young mouse, Flora, who is born in a kindergarten room in a school. She was so eager to learn things that she studied the books that were left open on the children's desk.

The Sheep-Pig

by Dick King-Smith

Babe is a piglet won by a farmer who has sheep and Border Collie dogs. His favorite dog is named Fly. Fly raises the piglet with her puppies who are alter sold to other sheep farmers. She teaches Babe to herd sheep. Instead of using the collie's way of demands for behaviors, Babe uses courtesy to convince the unruly sheep to do what she wants. It works. The farmer sees what's happening, although he does not understand the animal speech, and he makes a plan. He trains Babe to enter the Grand Challenge Sheep Dog trials. So what happens when a pig enters? Read and find out! Note: British spelling and punctuation. Picture descriptions included. Also, in the British farm communities the females are called bitches and the males called dogs. The word "bitch" is not a negative use, just means it's a female. Fly is often referred to as a bitch in the story.

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