Dick King-Smith

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About 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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Dick King-Smith and Josie Rogers
2 months to go until Dick King-Smith and Josie Rogers will be releasing Ambrose Follows His Nose. Published by Puffin.
11 days ago
National Horse Day (US)
Amazing!!! Horse Pie by Dick King-Smith. Published by Young Corgi.
1 month ago
National Horse Day (US)
Loving The Water Horse by Dick King-Smith and David Parkins from Puffin.
1 month ago
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Happy Birthday Dick King-Smith! Now's the time to read Jungle Jingles published by Young Corgi.
9 months ago
Dick King-Smith
Happy Birthday Dick King-Smith! Now's the time to read Hairy Hezekiah published by Young Corgi.
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Dick King-Smith
Happy Birthday Dick King-Smith! Now's the time to read Happy Mouseday published by Corgi Childrens.
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Dick King-Smith
Happy Birthday Dick King-Smith! Now's the time to read Funny Frank published by Young Corgi.
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Dick King-Smith
Happy Birthday Dick King-Smith! Now's the time to read All Because of Jackson published by Young Corgi.
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