Dick King-Smith

52 children’s books by the writer

Biography for Jonathan Allen Jonathan Allen is the author and illustrator of many popular fiction and picture books for young children. His previous books for Transworld includes the flap book CHICKEN LICKEN, two Corgi Yearlings THE FLYING SQUAD and KEEP-FIT CANARIES, and he has illustrated Dick King-Smith's poetry, JUNGLE JINGLES AND OTHER ANIMAL RHYMES. Author lives: Hertfordshire Biography for Dick King-Smith DICK KING-SMITH was a Gloucestershire farmer until the age of 45, when he gave up farming to become a primary school teacher. Now a bestselling full-time author, his work has received many awards including a Bronze Medal for the Smarties Prize of l997 for All Because of Jackson and the Children's Book Award in l995 for Harriet's Hare. In l992, he was also voted Children's Author of the Year. In l995, his top-selling title The Sheep-Pig was developed into a box-office movie, BABE, introducing hundreds of thousands of youngsters to his work.

7-9 years

Ninnyhammer

Dick King-Smith

Ninnyhammer

Peter is a young boy, living on a farm. One day, whilst out doing chores for his father, he comes across a strange white stick floating in the stream. He reaches out and catches it - and finds an exciting new ...

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5-8 years

The Rats of Meadowsweet Farm

Dick King-Smith, Victor Ambrus

The Rats of Meadowsweet Farm

Animal Farm meets Shaun the Sheep in this darkly funny story from award-winning Dick King-Smith with full colour artwork. Life on Meadowsweet Farm has always had a balance - Farmer Green turns a blind eye to the messiness of his farm ...

£6.99

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5+ years

Aristotle

Dick King-Smith, Bob Graham

Aristotle

Aristotle, the witch's kitten, is so adventurous; it's just as well cats have nine lives! Luckily the good witch Bella Donna is always on hand to help him out. Follow his fur-raising adventures in this enchanting illustrated story ...

£5.99

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7+ years

The Sheep-pig

Dick King-Smith, Mary Rayner

The Sheep-pig

The Sheep-pig is one of Dick King-Smith's most famous tales. It shot to further fame when the film adaptation, Babe, was released in 1995. 'Why can't I learn to be a Sheep-Pig?' When Babe, the little orphaned piglet ...

£5.99

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5+ years

The Twin Giants

Dick King-Smith, Mini Grey

The Twin Giants

Lottavim and Normus do everything together: waking up, going to sleep, even sneezing. So when they reach the age of twenty and the height of twelve feet, it's not surprising that they each think the same thought at exactly ...

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7-9 years

Omnibombulator

Dick King-Smith

Omnibombulator

"Out of the way, Titch!" Omnibombulator is a very small beetle - so small that his parents give him a really long name to make him feel important. It doesn't seem to help. Earwigs and woodlice still push poor Omnibombulator ...

£4.99

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7-9 years

The Adventurous Snail

Dick King-Smith

The Adventurous Snail

Snail on board! Siegfried loves to explore. One day his explorations take him on a big adventure - from his home in the grass, to the airport, on to an aeroplane and all the way to America! There he makes some ...

£5.99

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4+ years

Sophie's Snail

Dick King-Smith, Hannah Shaw

Sophie's Snail

From the beloved author of Babe comes the first of six stories about Dick King-Smith's most adored (human!) character, the inimitable Sophie, re-imagined twenty years later by the witty, perceptive paintbrush of the award-winning Hannah Shaw. Sophie loves animals ...

£5.99

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