Babe, the Gallant Pig (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)by Dick King-Smith, Mary Rayner
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.
- Demco Media
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- Edition description:
- THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
- Product dimensions:
- 5.20(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.60(d)
- Age Range:
- 8 - 11 Years
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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I thought babe was a great story it showed the plot well and made you fall in love with Babe the pig himself!
BABE IS A PIG
Hehe we are talking on a baby book babe.
I relly licked Babe. Hee es so cute. My mommy brung me home thiz buk. Thnks mommy.
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.
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!
This book was great. Babe is so cool! I liked every single page of the book! I could never put it down!