Babe: The Gallant Pig

Babe: The Gallant Pig

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by Dick King-Smith, Maggie Kneen
     
 

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When Babe arrives at the Hogget farm, Mrs. Hogget's thoughts turn to sizzling bacon and juicy pork chops. It looks as if the little pig is destined for the dinner table-until he reveals a surprising talent for sheepherding, that is. Before long, Babe is handling Farmer Hogget's flock better than any sheepdog ever could.

Babe is so good, in fact, that the farmer

Overview

When Babe arrives at the Hogget farm, Mrs. Hogget's thoughts turn to sizzling bacon and juicy pork chops. It looks as if the little pig is destined for the dinner table-until he reveals a surprising talent for sheepherding, that is. Before long, Babe is handling Farmer Hogget's flock better than any sheepdog ever could.

Babe is so good, in fact, that the farmer enters him in the Grand Challenge Sheepdog Trials. But the crowds can't believe this sheep-pig is for real. Will it take a miracle for Babe to win?

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The fast-paced story of an extraordinary pig that wants to be a sheepherder. Ages 912. (April)
Children's Literature - Mary Clayton Rowen
This is the amazing story of a pig named Babe. When the Large White pig arrives at the Hogget farm, Fly, the sheepdog, adopts him. Unbelievably, Babe exhibits a talent for sheep herding. Can this talent be enough for him to save the sheep from rustlers or to win the Grand Challenge Sheepdog Trials? An appealing story for the animal lover that has recently been made into a movie, it is reminiscent of Charlotte's Web.
Children's Literature - Jan Lieberman
With the release of the movie Babe children are discovering the world of Dick King-Smith. The enchanting book and film tell the life-affirming story of Babe, the Gallant Pig. Who becomes a prize-winning sheep dog and captures everyone's hearts including the sheep. This is truly a family movie. If you haven't seen it, go now! But take time to read the book, too.
From the Publisher
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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375829703
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
03/08/2005
Series:
Babe Series
Edition description:
Anniversar
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.32(w) x 9.38(h) x 0.59(d)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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From the Publisher
"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

Meet the Author

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.

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Babe, the Gallant Pig 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought babe was a great story it showed the plot well and made you fall in love with Babe the pig himself!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
BABE IS A PIG
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hehe we are talking on a baby book babe.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hey sexy!
Tere_Tere More than 1 year ago
I relly licked Babe. Hee es so cute. My mommy brung me home thiz buk. Thnks mommy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This story is about a pig who is won at a fair by a farmer and his wife (Mr. hogget and Mrs.hogget). Mr. hogget has a sheep-dog. She is a collie (girl dog) and her name is Fly. Fly was explaing to her pupps that pigs,ducks, and sheep were stupid. But when Fly saw Babe, she thougt that he did not look stupid at all. A few months later Fly's pupps were sold. Babe was the only young'n there so she decided to take care of him. When he was a bit older Fly let him chase ducks.THen with his kindness he became a wonderful sheeppig.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In this book, Babe was a very generous pig! After Mr. Hogget won Babe, he was very shy until Babe met Fly. Fly was his so called mom, which was a dog. A couple of days later, Babe saw his mom doing her daily job which was to be a sheep-dog, so Babe decided that he wanted to be a sheep-pig. A little later in the week, Babe was doing his daily job, and there was alot of commotion by the herd of sheep. No sooner the herd of sheep was crowded around a sheep, Babe scared away the angry dogs. Mr. Hogget came running with Fly by his side. To find out more you can find this at your local library!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was great. Babe is so cool! I liked every single page of the book! I could never put it down!