Search Results: "Dick King-Smith"


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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"It's classified as animal anecdotes, but don't bury it in the 590s with assignment material. (Nonfiction. 5- 10)"
In 31 anecdotes about animals he has known, King-Smith (The Stray, p. 1237, etc.) once again proves his worth as a born storyteller. Read full book review >

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SPIDER SPARROW by Dick King-Smith

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Released: March 1, 1999

"The love story is delightfully satisfying. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Charlie Muffin, a mouse farmer, taxidermist, and tinkerer, finds his calm, orderly existence in turmoil when Merry Day, a high-spirited, determined young lady, challenges him to breed a green mouse. Read full book review >

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THE FOX BUSTERS by Dick King-Smith
Released: Nov. 1, 1988

"A swell read-aloud."
Another wonderful animal story from the author of Babe, the Gallant Pig and Harry's Mad. Read full book review >

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"This fantasy has that appeal; and though the humor here is less pungent than in Martin's Mice (1989), King-Smith's fans are sure to enjoy Ace's adventures."
Like his ancestor, Babe, the Gallant Pig (1985), who distinguished himself as a champion herder of sheep, Ace is a persistent achiever. Read full book review >

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CHEWING THE CUD by Dick King-Smith
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 8, 2002

A memoir from a beloved chronicler of the barnyard reveals a vast experience with his subject matter, and a huge capacity for self-deprecation. Read full book review >

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SOPHIE'S SNAIL by Dick King-Smith
Released: Oct. 1, 1989

"Perfect as a readaloud."
Six stories about a remarkably self-possessed four-year-old and her family. Read full book review >

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THE MOUSE BUTCHER by Dick King-Smith
Released: May 24, 1982

"With church cat Ecclesiastes' large family filling out the hunting party, and with the outlaw monster cat Great Mog for lurking danger and final confrontation, it's nimble and less forced than the pig story—more like an elegant English trifle, for those with a taste for writing as per-formance."
Another clever, archly playful animal story from the very British author of If Pigs Could Fly (p. 419, J-87). Read full book review >

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THE JENIUS by Dick King-Smith
Released: July 15, 1990

"Firmin's attractive full-color illustrations strike a good balance between realism and caricature."
After Judy's class teases her about the limited potential of her favorite pets—guinea pigs—Judy discovers that her elderly pair has given birth to one with special talents. Read full book review >

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HARRY'S MAD by Dick King-Smith
Released: Jan. 21, 1987

"This would be great to read aloud."
Harry Holdsworth, nine, inherits a 40-year-old parrot from a great-uncle who was a professor of linguistics across the ocean in New York. Read full book review >

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CUCKOOBUSH FARM by Dick King-Smith
Released: Aug. 15, 1988

"Satisfying."
Round the year at yet another farm, with the usual series of blossoms, harvests and babies; this time the journey is distinguished by King-Smith's careful structure and nicely cadenced prose, and by the airy, stylized illustrations that Japanese-born Kazuko has done for her first book. Read full book review >