Ninnyhammer

Ninnyhammer

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Peter is a young boy, living on a farm. One day, whilst out doing chores for his father, he comes across a strange white stick floating in the stream. He reaches out and catches it - and finds an exciting new friend in the process. Ninnyhammer is the local village simpleton, but Peter knows there's more to him than that - he's a magician and the white stick is his magic wand. Ninnyhammer is so grateful that he starts to help Peter and his family with their struggling farm - making the sow have more piglets, helping the corn to grow faster and the hens to lay twice as many eggs. But Peter wants to do something for Ninnyhammer in return. Can it really be right that his friend has to bed down in a hole with foxcubs? And can Peter persuade his dad to help...?show more

Product details

  • 9+
  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 152 x 183 x 8mm | 114g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Young Corgi
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • ill
  • 0552556203
  • 9780552556200
  • 728,014

Review quote

"Traditional, turn-of-the-century rural life is beautifully rendered and the friendship between the young boy and the old man is touchingly betrayed ... The real magic of this book, however, lies in its enchanting evocation of the wonder of nature" Inis "As always, Dick King-Smith has produced an appealing story for those of five or so to listen to and slightly older children to enjoy whilst practising their reading skills" Newbury Weekly Newsshow more

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

Back cover copy

Ninnyhammer might be known as the village simpleton, but Peter knows there's more to him than that. One day he fishes a strange white stick out of the stream and discovers that it's a magic wand . . . and that it belongs to Ninnyhammer! The magician is so grateful that he starts to help Peter and his family with their struggling farm ­- helping the cows to give more milk and the hens to lay twice as many eggs. But Peter wants to help Ninnyhammer in return. Can it really be right that his friend has to sleep in a hole with foxcubs? And can Peter persuade his dad to help . . . ?show more

Review Text

"As always, Dick King-Smith has produced an appealing story for those of five or so to listen to and slightly older children to enjoy whilst practising their reading skills"show more

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