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Chewing the Cud
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Chewing the Cud

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

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

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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.

From the Hardcover edition.