Babe the Gallant Pig  -     By: Dick King-Smith
    Illustrated By: Mary Rayner
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Babe the Gallant Pig

Illustrated By: Mary Rayner
Yearling / 1995 / Paperback

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 118
Vendor: Yearling
Publication Date: 1995
Dimensions: 7.61 X 5.24 X 0.32 (inches)
ISBN: 0679873937
ISBN-13: 9780679873938

Publisher's Description

Dick King-Smith’s classic story of Babe the sheep-herding pig is back with a charming new cover to win over a new generation of readers!
 
When Babe arrives at Hogget Farm, Mrs. Hogget’s thoughts turn to sizzling bacon and juicy pork chops. But before long, Babe reveals a talent no one could have expected: he can handle Farmer Hogget’s stubborn flock better than any sheepdog ever could! When Farmer Hogget enters Babe in the Grand Challenge Sheepdog Trials, everyone, including his wife, thinks he is a fool. But he believes in Babe. Now it’s just up to Babe to convince everyone else to believe in a sheep-pig!

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
 
"A hilarious fantasy about a plucky piglet that learns how to tend sheep, Babe is a barnyard charmer." —The Washington Post on the film adaptation
 
"An animal fantasy which will inevitably be compared to Charlotte’s Web. . . . A splendid book." —The Horn Book, starred review
 
"Impossible to resist." —Booklist, starred review 
 
"One of the most delightful children’s authors." —The Guardian on Dick King-Smith

Author Bio

Dick King-Smith was born and raised in Gloucestershire, England. After twenty years as a farmer, he turned to teaching and then to writing children’s books that have received critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic. Among his well-loved novels are Babe: The Gallant Pig, Harry’s Mad, Martin’s Mice, Ace: The Very Important Pig, The Robber Boy, The Invisible Dog, Three Terrible Trins, Harriet’s Hare, The Stray, A Mouse Called Wolf, and Mr. Ape. Mr. King-Smith passed in away in 2011, but his stories live on.

Editorial Reviews

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
 
"A hilarious fantasy about a plucky piglet that learns how to tend sheep, Babe is a barnyard charmer." —The Washington Post on the film adaptation
 
"An animal fantasy which will inevitably be compared to Charlotte’s Web. . . . A splendid book." —The Horn Book, starred review
 
"Impossible to resist." —Booklist, starred review 
 
"One of the most delightful children’s authors." —The Guardian on Dick King-Smith

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