Animal Stories

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Scholastic Inc., Jan 1, 1997 - Children's stories, English - 122 pages
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A beloved children's author and a master of the well-told animal tale. Dick King-Smith gathers eight of his best yarns in this handsomely illustrated and beautifully designed treasury. Old favorites can be found here, including "'Keep Yelling, Young Un, '" the tale of Babe's historic first day as a sheep-pig. There are also new treats, available here for the first time, such as "Fat Lawrence", which tracks the travels of a well-fed feline. These imaginative and witty tales are ideal read-alouds, sure to please Dick King-Smith's legions of fans and draw newcomers into the fold.

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Contents

Keep Yelling Young Un
1
Fat Lawrence
15
A Narrow Squeak
33
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About the author (1997)

Dick King-Smith was born and raised in Gloucestershire, England, surrounded by pet animals. After twenty years as a farmer, he turned to teaching and then to writing children's books. Dick wrote mostly about animals: farmyard fantasy, as he likes to call it, often about pigs, his special favorites. He enjoyed writing for children, meeting the children who read his books, and knowing that they get enjoyment from what he does. Among his well-loved books are Babe: The Gallant Pig, which was made into a major motion picture and was nominated for an Academy Award.

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