Babe: The Gallant Pig

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  

A piglet ...

See more details below
Paperback (REISSUE)
$6.99
BN.com price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (138) from $1.99   
  • New (13) from $3.43   
  • Used (125) from $1.99   
Note: Kids' Club Eligible. See More Details.
Sending request ...

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  

A piglet comes to Farmer Hogget's farm, where he is adopted by an old sheepdog and accomplishes amazing things.

Read More Show Less

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.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780679873938
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 7/28/1995
  • Edition description: REISSUE
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 89,805
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • Lexile: 1040L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.22 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.32 (d)

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.  

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

1 "Guess my weight" 9
2 "There. Is that nice?" 16
3 "Why can't I learn?" 24
4 "You'm a polite young chap" 30
5 "Keep yelling, young un" 39
6 "Good Pig" 49
7 "What's trials?" 59
8 "Oh Ma!" 70
9 "Was it Babe?" 81
10 "Memorize it" 88
11 "Today is the day" 98
12 "That'll do" 106
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 5 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 1999

    a reviewer

    I thought babe was a great story it showed the plot well and made you fall in love with Babe the pig himself!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted February 6, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    I love Babe

    I relly licked Babe. Hee es so cute. My mommy brung me home thiz buk. Thnks mommy.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2002

    This book has a great morel. (Be polite dont use force)

    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.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2002

    a reviewer

    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!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 1999

    Great Book

    This book was great. Babe is so cool! I liked every single page of the book! I could never put it down!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing all of 5 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)