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
"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
From the Hardcover edition.
WINNER 1985 - Horn Book Fanfare
WINNER 1985 - Parents' Choice Award
WINNER 1985 - Booklist Books for Youth Editors' Choice
WINNER 1985 - Library of Congress Children's Books of the Year
WINNER 1985 - Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book
NOMINEE 1998 - Illinois Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award
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.