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Ace: The Very Important Pig

Written by Dick King-SmithAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Dick King-Smith
Illustrated by Lynette HemmantAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Lynette Hemmant


· Yearling
· Trade Paperback · Ages 6-9 years
· March 10, 1992 · $5.50 · 978-0-679-81931-8 (0-679-81931-2)

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

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.  

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Ace is an intelligent, lovable, unlikely pig hero...King-Smith's delightful animal fantasy is lightly satirical, poking fun at human pretensions in the foibles of the animal characters" --School Library Journal, starred review.

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WINNER 1989 - School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
WINNER 1991 - Library of Congress Children's Books of the Year
WINNER 1990 - Horn Book Fanfare
WINNER 1991 - Maine Student Book Master List

AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY

Dick King-Smith was born and raised in Gloucestershire, England, surrounded by pet animals.  After twenty years as a farmer, he turned to teaching and then to writing children's books.Dick writes mostly about animals: farmyard fantasy, as he likes to call it, often about pigs, his special favorites.  He enjoys writing for children, meeting the children who read his books, and knowing that they get enjoyment from what he does.  Among his well-loved books is Babe, The Gallant Pig , which was recently made into a major motion picture, and was nominated for an Academy Award.  

Dick currently lives with his wife in a small 17th-century cottage, about three miles from the house where he was born.  

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