Another fantastic, classic tale from the award-winning, bestselling, national treasure Dick King-Smith
DICK KING-SMITH was a Gloucestershire farmer until the age of 45, when he gave up farming to become a primary school teacher. Now a bestselling full-time author, his work has received many awards including a Bronze Medal for the Smarties Prize of l997 for All Because of Jackson and the Children's Book Award in l995 for Harriet's Hare. In l992, he was also voted Children's Author of the Year. In l995, his top-selling title The Sheep-Pig was developed into a box-office movie, BABE, introducing hundreds of thousands of youngsters to his work.
"Traditional, turn-of-the-century rural life is beautifully rendered and the friendship between the young boy and the old man is touchingly betrayed ... The real magic of this book, however, lies in its enchanting evocation of the wonder of nature" Inis "As always, Dick King-Smith has produced an appealing story for those of five or so to listen to and slightly older children to enjoy whilst practising their reading skills" Newbury Weekly News