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Farmer Hoggett and his wife discover that their new piglet Babe is no ordinary pig (made into a movie called Babe).
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!
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".
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.
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 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.
When her parents can't afford a new pet, seven-year-old Janie invents one.
From the author of Babe: The Gallant Pig, a tender tale of a young student and her clever pet.
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!
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."
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
WHO'S MORE IMPORTANT than the Queen? Whom does she serve? Her royal corgis, of course! But life isn't just royal thrones and unlimited biscuits for young Titus, Her Majesty's favorite pup. There are burglars to catch, fires to put out, leaking tubs to attend to, and jealous cousins to deal with. In the end, though, it's the Queen's edict that matters most: "Titus Rules!" Dick King-Smith, beloved author ofBabe: The Gallant Pig, offers a delightfully entertaining book to inspire readers with love for young Titus, and also with love for reading. "Kids will enjoy the engaging Titus; the fast-moving, witty prose; and the adventures inspired by loyalty and royalty, whether two legged or four. Comic drawings add to the fun. "--Booklist From the Hardcover edition.
The story of how the Loch Ness monster finds his home, thanks to the human family that raises him.
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