I Love Guinea-pigs by Dick King-Smith


I Love Guinea-pigs by Dick King-Smith

This is a study of guinea-pigs by one of the best-loved children's authors. Each book in this series is written from a very personal viewpoint, mixing facts with feelings, encouraging children to think, feel and imagine as they learn.

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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32 pages
Interest Age: 5+


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Publication date

2nd March 2009



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