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Books by Dick King-Smith

  • The Hodgeheg

    Dick King-Smith

    Product Code: HGE2
    Paperback 7 years +
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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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  • The Invisible Dog

    Dick King-Smith

    Product Code: BGLCC
    Paperback
    A little girl who desperately wants a dog introduces an imaginary Great Dane called Henry into her home. Her wish comes true when she is allowed a real Henry. Was old Mrs Garrow, with her cackling laugh and black cat, responsible for her wish coming true? From the number one author for animal magic comes a wonderful new edition of this much loved classic.
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  • Sophie's Adventures

    Dick King-Smith

    Product Code: BQJER
    Paperback
    Small but very determined, Sophie is everyone's favourite farmer-to-be! A bind-up of three classic stories for young readers by the beloved author of Babe. The inimitable Sophie is Dick King-Smith's most adored (human!) character, beautifully re-imagined twenty years later by the witty, perceptive paintbrush of the award-winning Hannah Shaw. Sophie loves animals of all kinds, but how will she grow up to be a farmer if she is not allowed any of her own? She goes looking for creatures to keep in her menagerie, but all she seems to find is trouble - yikes! And there is one pest she certainly doesn't want around: her prissy new neighbour, Dawn...
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  • Harry's Mad

    Dick King-Smith

    Product Code: AONHF
    Paperback 5 years +
    Harry isn't very pleased when he inherits a parrot from Great-Uncle George, but Maddison is no ordinary parrot. Not only can he talk, but you can have conversations with him and he and Harry quickly become great friends - but then Maddison is stolen. Will he and Harry ever be reunited?
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  • Martin's Mice (Reissue)

    Dick King-Smith

    Product Code: BGLCE
    Paperback
    Unlike most kittens, Martin doesn't like eating mice - let alone catching them. When he catches one by mistake he decides to keep it as a pet and soon Drusilla the mouse is established in an old bath tub in the attic. Martin is kept busy getting food, water, bedding - and then Drusilla's babies start to arrive. How can Martin cope with all his mice? From the number one author of animal magic comes this wonderful new edition of Martin's Mice.
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  • The Queen's Nose

    Dick King-Smith

    Product Code: BGLBZ
    Paperback
    Harmony's uncle sends her on a treasure trail - which disappointingly ends in her finding a 50p piece. But the coin is a magic one, and when you rub the queen's nose, your wishes will come true! From the number one author for animal magic comes this wonderful new edition of a much-loved classic.
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  • The Crowstarver

    Dick King-Smith

    Product Code: AONHS
    Paperback 5 years +
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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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  • A Mouse Called Wolf

    Dick King-Smith

    Product Code: AONHX
    Paperback 5 years +
    Whoever heard of a singing mouse? But Wolfgang Amadeus Mouse (named after the beginning of a name found on a scrap of sheet music) has a truly wonderful voice - a voice that thrills old Mrs Honeybee. Soon Mouse is singing daily while the lonely old woman plays the piano. But then - disaster strikes! Can Wolf's voice save the day?
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  • The Jenius

    Dick King-Smith

    Product Code: AONIF
    Paperback 5 years +
    Dick King-Smith, creator of "Babe the Sheep-Pig", presents the cleverest guinea pig in the world! Judy's classmates snigger when she claims guinea pigs are brainy. But, when her guinea pigs have a baby son, she decides to call him Jenius and train him to prove her point. Soon he can do all kinds of clever tricks, and Judy can't wait to show him off at school. After all, what could possibly go wrong?
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  • Horse Pie

    Dick King-Smith

    Product Code: AONHR
    Paperback 5 years +
    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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  • Aristotle

    Dick King-Smith

    Product Code: AJLTW
    Paperback
    This is a brand-new format for Dick King-Smith's enchanting story about a very mischievous kitten. Aristotle, the witch's kitten, is so adventurous; it's just as well cats have nine lives! Luckily the good witch Bella Donna is always on hand to help him out. Follow his fur-raising adventures in this enchanting illustrated story by two of the most important names in children's books today. It features a fresh new look for the B-format paperback edition of this classic tale, with black and white illustrations.
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  • Clever Lollipop

    Dick King-Smith

    Product Code: AIXKQ
    Paperback
    This is a fresh young fiction look for Dick King-Smith's timeless classics, "Lady Lollipop and Clever Lollipop". Lady Lollipop is no ordinary pig. She lives in the royal palace with Princess Penelope and the King and Queen - and she's very clever. She's very good at solving other people's problems too. But when she needs a little magical help herself, it's time to call in the amazing Collie Cob, the Conjuror! Clever Lollipop and Lady Lollipop make a classic pair from the much-loved Dick King-Smith, the man who brought pigs to fame with "The Sheep-Pig" (filmed as "Babe").
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  • The Guard Dog

    Dick King-Smith

    Product Code: ADUUF
    Paperback 5 years +
    There are six puppies in the pet shop window; five posh pedigree puppies, and a scruffy little mongrel with a grand ambition - to be a guard dog. The other pups laugh at him. How can such a small, scruffy dog possibly expect to be bought to guard a home? Especially when his bark is the most horrible, earsplitting racket they have ever heard! Will the poor little guard dog be doomed to a lonely life in the Dogs' Home - or worse...?
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  • All Because of Jackson

    Dick King-Smith

    Product Code: AONHO
    Paperback 5 years +
    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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  • The Fox Busters (Reissue)

    Dick King-Smith

    Product Code: BGLCB
    Paperback
    Flightless, helpless and often, more than a little silly, chickens are no match for the cunning, merciless foxes stalking their coop. Or are they? Thanks to a careless farmer and generations of determined foxes, the chickens on Foxearth Farm have evolved into quick-witted, long-legged, high flying fox dodgers. Then, just a week after a vicious fox ambush in the water trough, three sisters are hatched. And Ransome, Sims and Jefferies are no ordinary chicks: they grow up determined to fight back. They are the legendary Fox Busters ...From the number one author for animal magic comes this wonderful new edition of a much-loved classic.
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  • The Magic Carpet Slippers

    Dick King-Smith

    Product Code: AONHI
    Paperback 5 years +
    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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  • Omnibombulator

    Dick King-Smith

    Product Code: AONIJ
    Paperback 5 years +
    "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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  • Sophie's Further Adventures

    Dick King-Smith

    Product Code: BYXMJ
    Paperback
    From the beloved author of Babe come three more adventures from feisty farmer-to-be Sophie. Now whimsically re-imagined by the perceptive paintbrush of award-winning illustrator Hannah Shaw. In this book Sophie visits the farm, learns to ride a pony AND gets to visit Great Aunt Al in the Scottish Highlands! Sophie always makes a big impression, and these stories beautifully capture the dynamics of family life. Timeless adventures with a fresh, contemporary feel.
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  • The Queen's Nose

    Dick King-Smith

    Product Code: BSZDE
    Audio
    A BBC radio full-cast dramatisation of Dick King-Smith's enchanting children's story about Harmony Parker and her magical 50p coin. Harmony Parker is ten years old and loves animals. She longs for a pet of her very own, but her parents won't allow it. All she can do is keep hoping, dreaming and wishing. Then Uncle Ginger comes to visit from India. He and Harmony become friends, and he gives her a very special present. Not a puppy, but something even better: a magical 50 pence piece with the power to grant seven wishes. All she has to do is rub the point of the coin opposite the Queen's nose. Harmony starts wishing right away, and is soon the proud owner of some of the things she wants most in the world. But she discovers that you have to be careful what you wish for, as the Queen's nose doesn't always grant wishes in quite the way you might expect... This fantastic tale from the bestselling author of Babe, The Sheep-Pig starsLauren Mote as Harmony and Rupert Graves as Uncle Ginger.
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  • Henry Pond the Poet

    Dick King-Smith

    Product Code: BLLRQ
    Paperback
    Henry Pond is a toad who is also a poet. His gift is an uncommon one, his poems sweep the prize table at the Eistoadfod and he has many adoring fans. Sadly, that's not enough to win the heart of Victoria Garden-Pool, whose affections lie with Larry Lake. And so Henry Pond must be more than a poet - he must become a toad of action too. Will his derring-do and rhyming prowess be enough to persuade Victoria to be his love? A wonderful froggy adventure from award-winning Dick King-Smith combines with stunning artwork from Victor Ambrus to make for an utterly charming Little Gem. High quality cream paper and a special easy to read font ensure a smooth read for all.
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  • Mr. Ape

    Dick King-Smith

    Product Code: AONIL
    Paperback 5 years +
    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...
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  • Happy Mouseday

    Dick King-Smith

    Product Code: AONIH
    Paperback 5 years +
    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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  • Magnus Powermouse

    Dick King-Smith

    Product Code: AONIE
    Paperback 5 years +
    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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  • Under the Mishmash Trees

    Dick King-Smith

    Product Code: AONID
    Paperback 5 years +
    A nonsense story about Og and Ut, the gombrizils, who make friends with Tumblerum Wollycobble, the slobbadunk. They cure his indigestion and he helps them hatch their egg and bring up their daughter, Okay. Now part of the family, Tumblerum watches Okay grow up and saves her life when a tree falls on her during a storm. Eventually Okay marries and Tumblerum hatches her eggs. They all live happily under the mishmash trees.
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