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  • Published: 1 March 2022
  • ISBN: 9780241488409
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 176
  • RRP: $22.99

Ambrose Follows His Nose



Published to mark the centenary of his birth, a recently discovered adventure by Dick King-Smith, completed by his great granddaughter Josie Rogers.

Ambrose is a young rabbit with a very strong sense of smell - he's as good at tracking as a bloodhound. He lives in a hutch with his three siblings and his parents, and is owned by Jim, who smells very strongly of cat, much to Ambrose's disgust. Jim's niece Biddy comes to stay and she desperately wants to take Ambrose home to be her pet. She plays with Ambrose every day, training him to track things with his extraordinary nose - which comes in very handy when his little sister Roly escapes the hutch and ends up down a foxhole. But Ambrose's nose really saves the day when a fire breaks out in Jim's cottage and Ambrose is the only one woken by the smell of smoke. Maybe Biddy's wish to take Ambrose home will come true after all...

  • Published: 1 March 2022
  • ISBN: 9780241488409
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 176
  • RRP: $22.99

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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