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  • Published: 2 September 2013
  • ISBN: 9780552567367
  • Imprint: Young Corgi
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 64
  • RRP: $12.99

E.S.P.



A warm and funny story about a remarkable pigeon, from Britain's best loved teller of animal tales

When Old Smelly the tramp mets Eric Stanley Pigeon, it's his lucky day!

Old Smelly loves to bet on the horse races, but he never has much luck - until he meets Eric Stanley Pigeon, that is. For this young bird has a very unusual talent... Old Smelly dreams of winning a fortune, but will his dreams come true?

  • Published: 2 September 2013
  • ISBN: 9780552567367
  • Imprint: Young Corgi
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 64
  • RRP: $12.99

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 E.S.P.

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

Parents Magazine

The animal stories of Dick King-Smith have revitalised the tradition so completely that other writers who put words into animals' mouths are outclassed

Times Educational Supplement

Sparkling humour and wonderful characters are Dick King-Smith's trademarks

Books for Your Children

Remember those wonderful occasions as a child when a book gave you reassurance, warmth, humour and a cracking story? King-Smith's animal stories hit that mark every time

Oxford Times

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