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  • Published: 1 July 2013
  • ISBN: 9780552567411
  • Imprint: Young Corgi
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 112
  • RRP: $12.99

The Adventurous Snail



A sparky story about a little British snail and his adventures in America, from the master of animal tales Dick King-Smith.

Snail on board!

Siegfried loves to explore. One day his explorations take him on a big adventure - from his home in the grass, to the airport, on to an aeroplane and all the way to America!

There he makes some very important friends, Mr Ambassador and Mr President, finds a new home in a sandwich box - and also meets the lovely Peggy Sue . . .

Another magical, funny story from the master of animal tales, Dick King-Smith.

  • Published: 1 July 2013
  • ISBN: 9780552567411
  • Imprint: Young Corgi
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 112
  • 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 The Adventurous Snail

The master of animal adventures

Independent on Sunday

The king of animal stories, King-Smith uses his language skills to the full to engage readers.

Birmingham Post

Dick King-Smith writes wittily, knowledgeably and lovingly about animals.

Bournemouth Daily Echo

Highly readable

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