Babe the Gallant Pig

Dick King-Smith (Author) Melissa Manwill (Illustrator)
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Description

Fresh from his foray into Hollywood stardom, Babe gets a new cover for the
"Knopf Paperbacks" line."An animal fantasy which will inevitably be
compared to "Charlotte's Web."..Combines a robust pleasue in the smell and
feel of rural surroundings with a humorous affection for all living
creatures...a splendid book." "The Horn Book," starred review
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

Product Details

Price
$6.99  $6.43
Publisher
Yearling Books
Publish Date
July 18, 1995
Pages
118
Dimensions
5.24 X 0.32 X 7.61 inches | 0.21 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780679873938

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About the Author

Dick King-Smith was born and raised in Gloucestershire, England. After twenty years as a farmer, he turned to teaching and then to writing children's books that have received critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic. Among his well-loved novels are Babe: The Gallant Pig, Harry's Mad, Martin's Mice, Ace: The Very Important Pig, The Robber Boy, The Invisible Dog, Three Terrible Trins, Harriet's Hare, The Stray, A Mouse Called Wolf, and Mr. Ape. Mr. King-Smith passed in away in 2011, but his stories live on.

Reviews

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

"A hilarious fantasy about a plucky piglet that learns how to tend sheep, Babe is a barnyard charmer." --The Washington Post on the film adaptation

"An animal fantasy which will inevitably be compared to Charlotte's Web. . . . A splendid book." --The Horn Book, starred review

"Impossible to resist." --Booklist, starred review

"One of the most delightful children's authors." --The Guardian on Dick King-Smith