Three Terrible Trins

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Crown, 1994 - Juvenile Fiction - 105 pages
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Within the walls and under the floorboards of Orchard Farmhouse live three mischievous mouse brothers (a.k.a. the trins) who create constant commotion. "With his customary panache, King-Smith grabs the reader's attention from his opening sentence. And, sustaining his understated wit and rollicking pace throughout this breezy novel, the author never loosens his grip."--Publisher's Weekly. Illustrations.

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User Review  - Chris - Goodreads

It was a very enjoyable, funny and really well-written children's novel. It had really well done illustrations, great characters, very good humor and a very good story. I haven't read this book since ... Read full review

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User Review  - Miss Amanda - Goodreads

gr 3-5 103pgs Fantasy, mice. After Mrs. Gray's husband is eaten by the cat, she is determined to raise her triplets ("trins"): Richard, Henry, and Thomas to be cat fighters. Read full review



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Dick King-Smith was born on March 27, 1922 in Bitten, Gloucestershire, England. Before becoming a full-time author, he was a farmer and a schoolteacher. He served in the Grenadier Guards during World War II and attended Marlborough College in Wiltshire. He has written over 100 children's books including The Fox Busters, The Hodgeheg, and The Sheep Pig (aka Babe-The Gallant Pig), which was adapted as the 1995 film Babe. The 1995 TV miniseries The Queen's Nose was also based in one of his books. He was voted Children's Author of the Year at the 1991 British Book Awards. He died on January 4, 2011 at the age of 88.

Teague is the popular author and illustrator of Pigsty, which was an American Bookseller Pick of the Lists. He also has been named spokesperson for Crayola's national art contest. He lives in NY with his wife, Laura and daughter, Lily.

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