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  • Dick King-Smith's Sophie Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781406364712 - Dick King-Smith
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    In this set of six stories from Babe, the Sheep-Pig and the Queen's Nose author Dick King-Smith, children will get to meet Sophie - everyone's favourite farmer-to-be!

    Throughout the books the small but very determined Sophie meets snails, horses, ducks and cats and has a number of adventures. Written especially for children aged 7 and over, these are very appealing stories that will strike a chord with any young animal lover.

    With award-winning illustrator Hannah Shaw's illustrations providing a contemporary look, these are simply awesome animal adventures.
    Format: paperback
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    Dick King-Smith, best-loved author of Babe the Sheep-pig and countless other enchanting animal stories, has created another heroic animal character who will captivate young readers.

    Max the Hedgehog is a bright little animal with wits as sharp as his spines, so can he overcome the problem of how to cross the road to the park safely? Young animal lovers aged 7+ will enjoy this touching tale.
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    Dick King-Smith's stories of animals and farm life have been cherished by generations of readers and this awesome audio collection contains nine of his best, including The Sheep-pig (famously adapted into the film Babe).

    Box size 130 x 130mm, approximate running time 9 hours 22 minutes
    Ages 6 plus

    CDs in this collection:
    Billy the Bird, The Catlady, Friends and Brothers, Funny Frank, George Speaks, How Green Was My Mouse, Lady Lollipop, Ninnyhammer and The Sheep-pig - Discs 1-2.
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    Adapted into the 1995 film Babe, the Sheep-pig is a classic story by Dick King-Smith about an orphaned piglet who just wants to fit in...

    Babe was won by Farmer Hogget at a fair and was soon adopted by kind-hearted sheep-dog fly. He learns so much from Fly but knows he can never be a sheep-dog. But perhaps there's a chance he can be a sheep-pig?
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    A bumper edition of the first three bestselling Sophie titles. Sophie is small, but very determined. She loves animals - snails and cats and rabbits and dogs and pigs - and she wants to be a farmer when she grows up. Her best friend is Great-great-aunt Al from Scotland, who looks a bit like a bird, and her worst enemy is the dreadful Dawn. Follow Sophie's adventures in these three lively, fun-filled stories: "Sophie's Snail", "Sophie's Tom" and "Sophie Hits Six". Redesigned and relaunched, these lifelong classics will continue their exceptional sales, having sold over a million copies to date.
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    'T. rex! T. rex! Run!' The terrible Tyrannosaurus rex is scaring all the dinosaur families that live on the Great Plain. Nosy, the little pterodactyl, and his great friend Banty, the apatosaurus, agree that T. rex has got to be stopped. But how? Luckily Nosy has a plan ...
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    Hares don't talk. Everyone knows that. But the hare Harriet meets one morning in a corn circle in her father's wheatfield is a very unusual hare: a visitor from the far-off planet Pars, come to spend his holidays on Earth in the form of a talking hare. Wiz, as Harriet names her magical new friend, can speak any language, transform himself into any shape - and, as the summer draws to its close, he has one last, lovely surprise in store for Harriet...
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    All Because of Jackson - Jackson is a very unusual rabbit - one who dreams of going to sea. So one day he stows away on the Atalanta and sails off in search of a new life ...The Catlady - Muriel lives alone with lots and lots of cats. But Muriel's cats are no ordinary cats - they are people she once knew reincarnated in feline form! The Guard Dog - The story of a scruffy little mongrel with a grand ambition - to be a guard dog. The other pups laugh at him. Could such a small and scruffy dog really guard a home? Hairy Hezekiah - Hezekiah lives a quiet life, and seems to be the only animal in the zoo without a friend. So he decides to escape and go on the run! Horse Pie - Jenny the donkey finds herself unwelcome at the Old Horses' Home, but when rustlers start looking for horses to make into pies, it's up to Jenny to save the day.
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    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.
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    Emily was like her ninety-nine brothers and sisters, until she won all the eight-legged races at spider sports. People grew suspicious. And then, they counted her legs. She had ten! It's not her fault, but everyone turns against her. But there's something very special about Emily's legs that will change her life for ever ...
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    Snail on board! Siegfried loves to explore. One day his explorations take him on a big adventure - from his home in the grass, to the airport, on to an aeroplane and all the way to America! There he makes some very important friends, Mr Ambassador and Mr President, finds a new home in a sandwich box - and also meets the lovely Peggy Sue...Another magical, funny story from the master of animal tales, Dick King-Smith.
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    From the beloved author of Babe comes the fourth of six stories about Dick King-Smith's most adored (human!) character, the inimitable Sophie, re-imagined twenty years later by the witty, perceptive paintbrush of the award-winning Hannah Shaw. In this book Sophie visits a farm, makes a big impression at the school concert, celebrates her seventh birthday and starts riding lessons. This charming, funny story beautifully captures the dynamics of family life and has been given a fresh, contemporary look by a talented artist.
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    Magnus was a large mouse, a fearless mouse, a real powermouse. Fattened on patent Porker Pills. he just grows and grows - and so do his problems.
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    The great thing about being 75 years old is that you can wear your slippers everywhere - Percy Sloggett wears his in the garden and to the shops as well as in the house. In time his battered old slippers need to be replaced and he gets something of a surprise when he discovers that his new pair are magic. They make him feel years younger and also make him strong and clever. Percy is desperate to tell someone his secret and so tells his friend's grand-daughter, Lollie - for of course children understand magic better than adults do. Percy's slippers turn out to be life-savers as they enable him to leap across the road to save Lollie from being knocked over by a car.
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    "I've got a chicken that wants to be a duck!" Frank is a funny chick. Unlike all his brothers and sisters, he doesn't want to peck around at anything and everything in the dust. No, Frank wants to dabble about in the lovely duckpond, splashing himself with water. Most of all, he wants to learn to SWIM. Can Jemima, the farmer's daughter, find a way to help Frank? And if Frank CAN swim like a duck, what will happen when he grows up to be a cockerel?
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    Animal Farm meets Shaun the Sheep in this darkly funny story from award-winning Dick King-Smith with full colour artwork. Life on Meadowsweet Farm has always had a balance - Farmer Green turns a blind eye to the messiness of his farm and the rats run the show, glorying in the muck and the mire. Well, one rat in particular - Ripper the King Rat. But one day things turn upside down when Farmer Green kills some of Ripper's best men. Now the rats are out for revenge...High quality cream paper and a special easy-to-read font ensure a smooth read for all.
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    Crowstarving was the ideal job for Spider - he was on his own - yet never alone, for all around him were animals of one sort or another. Discovered as a foundling in a lambing pen, Spider Sparrow grows up surrounded by animals. From sheep and horses to wild otters and foxes, Spider loves them all, even the crows must scare away the newly sown wheat. Amazingly, every animal who meets Spider implicitly trusts the young boy. This magical rapport is Spider's unique gift, but nothing else in his tough life is so easy.
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    Laura is amazed when her baby brother George starts talking to her when he's only four weeks old, particularly as he sounds like a grown-up! It's a big secret to keep from their parents and the rest of the family and leads to all sorts of comic confusion until George's first birthday - when he makes a speech to his startled family.
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    Pete wants a pet mouse more than anything else in the world. Every Saturday - his mouseday - he asks his parents for one, and each time the answer is No. But who's going to know if he secretly keeps a mouse in his tree-house?
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    Laurence Higgins, an enormously fat black cat, has breakfast with Mrs Higgins, lunch with the Normans, tea with old Mr Mason and supper with the Barclay-Lloyds. None of them know why he is so fat on just one meal a day. Lawrence is happy until he finds the walking from house to house tiring and begins to get indigestion. His friends tell him to lose weight if he wants a girl friend so he begins to spend one day in four with all his owners. He gets thinner but the cat he fancies down the road tells him she doesn't like slim boys - she's lost her heart to an enormously fat black cat she used to see up the road. Triumphantly Lawrence returns to his four meals a day, spurred on by the thought of meeting Bella when he's back to his normal size.
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    "Out of the way, Titch!" Omnibombulator is a very small beetle - so small that his parents give him a really long name to make him feel important. It doesn't seem to help. Earwigs and woodlice still push poor Omnibombulator around, and snails walk across him, making him all slimy. Then, one day, Omnibombulator sets out to see the world - and discovers just how useful being really small can be.
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    Captain, Ladybird and Herbert - two Shire horses and a Suffolk Punch - are not pleased when Jenny, a retired seaside donkey, arrives at the Old Horses' Home. It's supposed to be a home for horses, and they don't want to share their field with a common little donkey. Then rustlers are spotted in the area: thieves who like nothing better than to steal horses and ship them abroad - to be made into horse pie! Can Jenny and her friends save the huge heavy horses?
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    I want to sail the seas,' said Jackson. 'I want to see the world ..." Jackson is a very unusual rabbit - a rabbit with a dream. He spends his days watching the tall sailing-ships coming and going. He LONGS to go to sea too. So one day - with his girlfriend, Bunny - Jackson stows away on the Atalanta and sails off in search of a new life ...
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    Abandoned by his bossy wife and children, old Mr Ape finds himself living all alone in his huge and rambling house. And then he gets a brilliant idea: he can fill the house with animals, the pets his wife and children would never let him have. But pets have a habit of increasing and increasing and soon every room is stuffed to the brim with animals. Something has to change...