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  • Published: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407097558
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 96

Hairy Hezekiah

This is the story of Hezekiah the camel, the hairiest animal in the shire! A hilariously hairy story from the bestselling, award-winning Dick King-Smith.

Hezekiah is a very hairy camel. He lives a quiet life in his enclosure at the zoo and seems to be the only animal without a friend. So Hezekiah decides to escape from the zoo and go on the run – crashing through hedges, hiding in toilets and breaking into a safari park! There he meets another hairy character – and finally makes a friend...

  • Published: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407097558
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 96

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 Hairy Hezekiah

The master of animal adventures

Independent on Sunday

A hilariously hairy tale...perfect for 6+.

Amanda Craig, The Times

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

Parents Magazine

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

Books For Your Children

Dick-King Smith sets out to prove there is somebody for everybody in his latest humorous story.

Waterstone's Books Quarterly

Funny, informative and likely to stimulate discussion about the relative merits of zoos and wild animal parks.

www.cbuk.info (Children's Books UK Info)

this deliciously funny tale will have readers of all ages laughing out loud. Didk King-Smith is a master at giving his animal characters wonderful personalities complete with amusing accents and colourful language.

Through the Looking Glass

King-Smith is an established talent for making beasts into believable characters which makes his tales funny and exciting.


Quirky, rich and entertaining

West Sussex Gazette

The cover illustrations are colourful and are bound to appeal to both boys and girls...brilliant stuff.

South Wales Argus

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