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  • Published: 13 June 2023
  • ISBN: 9780141370217
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: $17.99

The Sheep-pig




A brand new edition to celebrate 40 years of Babe with a delightful new introduction by Michael Morpurgo!

When Babe, the little orphaned piglet, is won at a fair by Farmer Hogget, he is adopted by Fly, the kind-hearted sheep-dog. Babe is determined to learn everything he can from Fly. He knows he can't be a sheep-dog. But maybe, just maybe, he might be a sheep-pig . . .

From the number one author of animal magic comes this wonderful new edition of The Sheep-Pig. With a new foreword from Michael Morpurgo, this anniversary edition celebrates one of the most famous pigs in the world of books and film.

  • Published: 13 June 2023
  • ISBN: 9780141370217
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: $17.99

About the author

Dick King-Smith

Dick King-Smith served in the Grenadier Guards during the Second World War, and afterwards spent twenty years as a farmer in Gloucestershire, the county of his birth. Many of his stories are inspired by his farming experiences. Later he taught at a village primary school. His first book, The Fox Busters, was published in 1978. He wrote a great number of children’s books, including The Sheep-Pig (winner of the Guardian Award and filmed as Babe), Harry’s Mad, Noah’s Brother, The Queen’s Nose, Martin’s Mice, Ace, The Cuckoo Child and Harriet’s Hare (winner of the Children’s Book Award in 1995). At the British Book Awards in 1991 he was voted Children’s Author of the Year. In 2009 he was made an OBE for services to children’s literature. Dick King-Smith died in 2011 at the age of eighty-eight. Discover more about Dick King-Smith at: dickkingsmith.com

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