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  • Published: 3 September 2012
  • ISBN: 9780552565387
  • Imprint: Young Corgi
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $22.99

Animal Tales



A beautiful collection of five of Dick King-Smith's most charming and hilarious animal stories.

All Because of Jackson - Jackson is a very unusual rabbit - one who dreams of going to sea. So one day he stows away on the Atalanta and sails off in search of a new life . . .

The Catlady - Muriel lives alone with lots and lots of cats. But Muriel's cats are no ordinary cats - they are people she once knew reincarnated in feline form!

The Guard Dog - The story of a scruffy little mongrel with a grand ambition - to be a guard dog. The other pups laugh at him. Could such a small and scruffy dog really guard a home?

Hairy Hezekiah - Hezekiah lives a quiet life, and seems to be the only animal in the zoo without a friend. So he decides to escape and go on the run!

Horse Pie - Jenny the donkey finds herself unwelcome at the Old Horses' Home, but when rustlers start looking for horses to make into pies, it's up to Jenny to save the day.

  • Published: 3 September 2012
  • ISBN: 9780552565387
  • Imprint: Young Corgi
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • 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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Praise for Animal Tales

The master of animal adventures

The Independent on Sunday

Dick King-Smith has brought magic into the lives of millions of children

Parents Magazine

The master of animal adventures

The Independent on Sunday

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