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Animal Tales

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All Because of Jackson - Jackson is a very unusual rabbit - one who dreams of going to sea. So one day he stows away on the Atalanta and sails off in search of a new life ...The Catlady - Muriel lives alone with lots and lots of cats. But Muriel's cats are no ordinary cats - they are people she once knew reincarnated in feline form! The Guard Dog - The story of a scruffy little mongrel with a grand ambition - to be a guard dog. The other pups laugh at him. Could such a small and scruffy dog really guard a home? Hairy Hezekiah - Hezekiah lives a quiet life, and seems to be the only animal in the zoo without a friend. So he decides to escape and go on the run! Horse Pie - Jenny the donkey finds herself unwelcome at the Old Horses' Home, but when rustlers start looking for horses to make into pies, it's up to Jenny to save the day.show more

Product details

  • 9+
  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 153 x 186 x 26mm | 348g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Young Corgi
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552565385
  • 9780552565387
  • 360,903

About Dick King-Smith

DICK KING-SMITH was a Gloucestershire farmer until the age of 45, when he gave up farming to become a primary school teacher. As a bestselling full-time author, his work received many awards including a Bronze Medal for the Smarties Prize of l997 for All Because of Jackson and the Children's Book Award in l995 for Harriet's Hare. In l992, he was also voted Children's Author of the Year. In l995, his top-selling title The Sheep-Pig was developed into a box-office movie, BABE, introducing hundreds of thousands of youngsters to his work. He died in 2011.show more

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"The master of animal adventures" The Independent on Sunday "Dick King-Smith has brought magic into the lives of millions of children" Parents Magazineshow more

Back cover copy

Five furry friends for you to take home and cherish, in this delightful collection of tales from Dick King-Smith. ALL BECAUSE OF JACKSON Not many animals dream of going to sea, but Jackson is no ordinary rabbit. THE CATLADY Vicky the kitten has a very regal character - is there more to her than meets the eye? THE GUARD DOG Will anyone ever buy the mongrel in the pet shop window? HAIRY HEZEKIAH Hairy Hezekiah is fed up with being the only camel in the zoo, so he escapes in search of new friends. HORSE PIE Jenny the donkey finds herself unwelcome at the Old Horses' Home. 'The master of animal adventures' Independent on Sundayshow more

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"Dick King-Smith has brought magic into the lives of millions of children"show more

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