Mouse Family Robinson by Dick King-smith

Mouse Family Robinson

Written by Dick King-smith

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A mouse family on the move… The mouse family Robinson set off on a midnight flit to save their skins after young Beaumont Robinson is within a whisker of getting caught by the cat. A wonderful new stories from the master of animal stories.


Mouse Family Robinson by Dick King-smith

'If only that horrible cat didn't live here!' When Beaumont Robinson, an inquisitive young mouse, is nearly killed by the cat, his family decide there is only one thing to do. They must emigrate! And so they all set out on a midnight adventure to find a new house. This is a story with a engaging mouse hero - suitable for readers of 7+.


His animal stories never descend to fluffiness Independent on Sunday Dick King-Smith is a huge favourite with children Observer

About the Author

Dick King-smith

Dick King-Smith was born in 1922 and brought up in Gloucestershire.

Dick served with the Grenadier Guards during World War II and was mentioned in dispatches. He then spent twenty years working as a farmer and a short period teaching in a primary school before becoming a full-time writer.

Dick wrote over seventy stories, many of which have animal characters for the simple reason that, "I like them, I've always kept a lot of pets, and because it's fun putting words in their mouths." His farming years were the inspiration for many of his books, and pigs have featured in several of them because they are his favourite animal. Dick won the 1984 Guardian Fiction Award for The Sheep-Pig, which was later turned into an Oscar-winning film, 'Babe'. He died in 2011.

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96 pages
Interest Age: From 7


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Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date

31st January 2008




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