Hairy Hezekiah by Dick King-Smith


Hairy Hezekiah by Dick King-Smith

Hezekiah is a very hairy camel. He lives a quiet life in his enclosure at the zoo and seems to be the only animal without a friend. So Hezekiah decides to escape from the zoo and go on the run - crashing through hedges, hiding in toilets and breaking into a safari park! There he meets another hairy character - and finally makes a friend.


The master of animal adventures Independent on Sunday This deliciously funny tale will have readers of all ages laughing out loud. Dick King-Smith is a master at giving his animal characters wonderful personalities complete with amusing accents and colourful language Through the Looking Glass A hilariously hairy tale ... Perfect for 6+ -- Amanda Craig The Times King-Smith is an established talent for making beasts into believable characters which makes his tales funny and exciting Junior Sparkling humour and wonderful characters are Dick King-Smith's trademarks Books for Your Children

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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Publication date

2nd February 2006



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