Babe, the Gallant Pig (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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Knopf is proud to present a handsome 20th-anniversary edition of Dick King-Smith’s bestselling novel that became an Academy Award–nominated movie. When Babe arrives at Hogget Farm, Mrs. Hogget’s thoughts turn to sizzling bacon and juicy pork chops—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 ...
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Overview

Knopf is proud to present a handsome 20th-anniversary edition of Dick King-Smith’s bestselling novel that became an Academy Award–nominated movie. When Babe arrives at Hogget Farm, Mrs. Hogget’s thoughts turn to sizzling bacon and juicy pork chops—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 into the Grand Challenge Sheepdog Trials. Will it take a miracle for Babe to win?

Complete with the original text and stunningly reillustrated by acclaimed artist Maggie Kneen, this anniversary edition of Babe is perfect to introduce a new generation of readers to the magical story of a pig like no other.

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

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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 - 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.
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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780785796848
  • Publisher: Demco Media
  • Publication date: 7/28/1995
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Edition description: THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
  • Pages: 118
  • Sales rank: 970,800
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Dick King-Smith is the beloved author of Babe: The Gallant Pig, Titus Rules!, and Funny Frank. He turned 80 in 2003 and lives in a 17th-century cottage in Bristol, England, where he continues to write books for young readers.
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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
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 1999

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    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.

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  • Posted February 6, 2012

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    I love Babe

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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!

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  • 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!

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