Babe: The Gallant Pig

Babe: The Gallant Pig

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by Dick King-Smith, Mary Rayner
     
 

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Fresh from his foray into Hollywood stardom, Babe gets a new cover for the Knopf Paperbacks line.

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    See more details below

Overview

Fresh from his foray into Hollywood stardom, Babe gets a new cover for the Knopf Paperbacks line.

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  

Editorial Reviews

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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679873938
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
07/28/1995
Edition description:
REISSUE
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
112,362
Product dimensions:
5.22(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.32(d)
Lexile:
1040L (what's this?)
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, surrounded by pet animals.  After twenty years as a farmer, he turned to teaching and then to writing children's books.  Dick writes mostly about animals: farmyard fantasy, as he likes to call it, often about pigs, his special favorites.  He enjoys 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 Gallant Pig , which was recently made into a major motion picture, and was nominated for an Academy Award.  

Dick currently lives with his wife in a small 17th-century cottage, about three miles from the house where he was born.  

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