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Chewing the Cud

An Extraordinary Life Remembered by the Author of Babe: the Gallant Pig

Chewing the Cud( )
Author: King-Smith, Dick
ISBN:978-0-14-180310-4
Publication Date:Oct 2001
Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group
Book Format:Audio cassette
List Price:AUD $17.95
Author Biography
King-Smith, Dick (Author)
Dick King-Smith was born on March 27, 1922 in Bitten, Gloucestershire, England. Before becoming a full-time author, he was a farmer and a schoolteacher. He served in the Grenadier Guards during World War II and attended Marlborough College in Wiltshire.

He has written over 100 children's books including The Fox Busters, The Hodgeheg, and The Sheep Pig (aka Babe-The Gallant Pig), which was adapted as the 1995 film Babe. The 1995 TV miniseries The Queen's Nose was also based in one of his books. He was voted Children's Author of the Year at the 1991 British Book Awards. He died on January 4, 2011 at the age of 88.

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