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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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7 days to go until Harriet's Hare is released, written by Dick King-Smith. Published by Puffin Classics.

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World Youth Skills Day

Learn some new skills with The Schoolmouse by Dick King-Smith from Puffin

6 days ago

World Youth Skills Day

Learn some new skills with Funny Frank by Dick King-Smith from Young Corgi

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World Youth Skills Day

Learn some new skills with Titus Rules OK by Dick King-Smith from Young Corgi

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World Youth Skills Day

Learn some new skills with Dick King-Smith's Book of Pets by Dick King-Smith from Puffin

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World Youth Skills Day

Learn some new skills with Dick King-Smith's Book of Pets by Dick King-Smith from Penguin Random House Children's UK

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World Youth Skills Day

Learn some new skills with The Schoolmouse by Dick King-Smith from Penguin Random House Children's UK

6 days ago

Malala Day

A great read for all The Invisible Dog by Dick King-Smith from Penguin Random House Children's UK

9 days ago

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