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  • Published: 20 December 2018
  • ISBN: 9781407099309
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 128

Mr Ape




A new story with an animal theme from master storyteller Dick King-Smith

Abandoned by his bossy wife and children, old Mr Ape finds himself living all alone in his huge and rambling house. And then he gets a brilliant idea: he can fill the house with animals the pets his wife and children would never let him have. But pets have a habit of increasing and increasing and soon every room is stuffed to the brim with animals. Something has to change . . .

  • Published: 20 December 2018
  • ISBN: 9781407099309
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 128

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 Mr Ape

Mr Ape fits the mould of The Sheep-Pig, Daggie Dogfoot and Dick King-Smith's other enduring stories

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