Babe the Gallant Pig

Babe the Gallant Pig

By Dick King-Smith; Mary Rayner (Illustrator)

Yearling Books, Paperback, 9780679873938, 118pp.

Publication Date: July 18, 1995

Dick King-Smith's classic story of Babe the sheep-herding pig is back with a charming new cover to win over a new generation of readers
When Babe arrives at Hogget Farm, Mrs. Hogget's thoughts turn to sizzling bacon and juicy pork chops. But before long, Babe reveals a talent no one could have expected: he can handle Farmer Hogget's stubborn flock better than any sheepdog ever could When Farmer Hogget enters Babe in the Grand Challenge Sheepdog Trials, everyone, including his wife, thinks he is a fool. But he believes in Babe. Now it's just up to Babe to convince everyone else to believe in a sheep-"pig"
An ALA Notable Book
A Boston Globe Horn Book Honor Book
A Horn Book Fanfare Honor Book
An IRA-CBC Children's Choice
An NCTE Teachers Choice
A hilarious fantasy about a plucky piglet that learns how to tend sheep, Babe is a barnyard charmer. "The Washington Post" on the film adaptation
An animal fantasy which will inevitably be compared to Charlotte's Web. . . . A splendid book. "The Horn Book," starred review
Impossible to resist. "Booklist," starred review
One of the most delightful children's authors. "The Guardian" on Dick King-Smith.

About the Author
Dick King-Smith is the author of this season s "Dinosaur Trouble "(see page 14). He lives in the west of England.

Praise For Babe the Gallant Pig

"An animal fantasy which will inevitably be compared to Charlotte's Web...Combines a robust pleasue in the smell and feel of rural surroundings with a humorous affection for all living creatures...a splendid book." The Horn Book, starred review