E. S. P.

E. S. P. : Eric Stanley Pigeon

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Old Smelly loves to bet on the horse races, but he never has much luck - until he meets Eric Stanley Pigeon, that is. For this young bird has a very unusual talent...Old Smelly dreams of winning a fortune, but will his dreams come true?show more

Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 126 x 190 x 8mm | 158.76g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Young Corgi
  • London, United Kingdom
  • b&w line drawings
  • 0552546062
  • 9780552546065
  • 964,161

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. Now a bestselling full-time author, his work has 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.show more

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"Dick King-Smith has brought magic into the lives of millions of children" Parents Magazine "The animal stories of Dick King-Smith have revitalised the tradition so completely that other writers who put words into animals' mouths are outclassed" TES "Sparkling humour and wonderful characters are Dick King-Smith's trademarks" Books for Keeps "Remember those wonderful occasions as a child when a book gave you reassurance, warmth, humour and a cracking story? King-Smith's animal stories hit that mark every time" Oxford Timesshow more

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3 28% (11)
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