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  • Published: 1 October 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407098517
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 64

All Because of Jackson




In this tale from the master of animal stories Jackson the unusual rabbit stows away on a ship and sails off in search of adventure...

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...

  • Published: 1 October 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407098517
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 64

About the author

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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Praise for All Because of Jackson

Larger than life characters leap from the pages of this engaging and humorous story for lower juniors

Junior Education

Dick King-Smith is surely the master of the animal story.....charming and humorous tale...shows why Dick King-Smith is such a favourite with so many young readers.

News and Reviews

An unusual theme that gives rise to a great deal of humour.... The illustrations are jaunty and the writing uncluttered and unsentimental

Nursery World

Quirky, rich and entertaining

West Sussex Gazette

Rabbit fans of all ages will greatly enjoy this chapter book which offers up one explanation of how Australia came to be overrun with rabbits. This simple yet engaging adventure tale will amuse young readers and give them a taste of Dick King-Smith's unique, often amusing, narrative style.

Through the Looking Glass

The adventures the two friends have on board the ship are told with the exuberant brand of humour we associate with Dick King-Smith...An excellent buy...

Jack Ousbey, Carousel

Dick King-Smith at his best: an ingenious account of the way rabbits got to Ausrtalia. Don't be deceived by its apparent simplicity: it stands reading and re-reading, and each time you chuckle at something different

Independent Weekend

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