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Dick King-Smith

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.

He enjoyed 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 Sheep Pig, which became a major film and was nominated for an Academy Award.

Dick died in January 2011, aged 88.

Books by Dick King-Smith

  • Colour First Reader: Happy Mouseday

    Colour First Reader: Happy Mouseday

  • Mr Ape

    Mr Ape

  • The Fox Busters

    The Fox Busters

  • The Golden Goose

    The Golden Goose

  • The Hodgeheg

    The Hodgeheg

  • The Hodgeheg

    The Hodgeheg

  • The Hodgeheg

    The Hodgeheg

  • The Invisible Dog

    The Invisible Dog

  • The Queen's Nose

    The Queen's Nose

  • The Sheep-Pig

    The Sheep-Pig

  • The Sheep-Pig

    The Sheep-Pig

Awards

Dick has won many awards including The Guardian Fiction Award 1984 for The Sheep Pig, the Children’s Author of The Year 1992 and The Children’s Book Award 1995 for Harriet The Hare.