The Cuckoo Child by Dick King-Smith, Leslie W. Bowman, Nigel Anthony
At the zoo, Jack steals an ostrich egg that's about to be fed to a snake, brings it home to his family's farm, and persuades a pair of geese to be its foster parents.
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 1.50(h) x 5.00(d)|
|Age Range:||7 - 11 Years|
About 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 wrote mostly about animals: farmyard fantasy, as he likes to call it, often about pigs, his special favorites. He enjoyed 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 are Babe: The Gallant Pig, which was made into a major motion picture and was nominated for an Academy Award.
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Dick King-Smith¿s The Cuckoo Child isn¿t any ordinary child. In fact, it¿s an ostrich. Jack Daw and his family live on a farm. There are lots of animals there. But the animals Jack loves best are birds. When Jack¿s class visits the zoo, Jack comes face-to-face with an amazing nine feet tall, 345 pound bird, an ostrich. It¿s love at first sight. Jack adores them so much, he steals an ostrich egg about to be fed to snakes. He gets to geese to be it¿s foster parents. All he can do is hope the geese will keep the egg warm and if his ¿Cuckoo child¿ will hatch.