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Chewing the Cud
An Extraordinary Life Remembered by the Author of Babe: The Gallant Pig
Written by Dick King-SmithAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Dick King-Smith


· Knopf Books for Young Readers
· eBook · Ages 10 and up
· February 19, 2009 · $9.99 · 978-0-307-48277-8 (0-307-48277-4)

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

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.


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AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY

Dick King-Smith is the author of dozens of children’s books, including Babe: The Gallant Pig. In 1992, he was named Children’s Author of the Year at the British Book Awards.


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