Another delightful story from the master of animal fiction, Dick King Smith.
Dick King-Smith served in the Grenadier Guards during the Second World War, and afterwards spent twenty years as a farmer in Gloucestershire, the county of his birth. Many of his stories are inspired by his farming experiences. Later he taught at a village primary school. His first book, The Fox Busters, was published in 1978. He wrote a great number of children's books, including The Sheep-Pig (winner of the Guardian Award and filmed as Babe), Harry's Mad, Noah's Brother, The Queen's Nose, Martin's Mice, Ace, The Cuckoo Child and Harriet's Hare (winner of the Children's Book Award in 1995). At the British Book Awards in 1991 he was voted Children's Author of the Year. In 2009 he was made an OBE for services to children's literature. Dick King-Smith died in 2011 at the age of eighty-eight. Discover more about Dick King-Smith at: dickkingsmith.com
Good for someone who has just learned to read and wants to tackle a
real book * The Spectator *
An affectionate, lively adventure . . . Will appeal to any child who's ever nagged for a pet * Mail on Sunday *
A delightful story which is not too demanding yet not too repetitive * Junior Bookshelf *
A delightful story with pace and good characterisation. Corgi Pups are perfect for those readers just embarking on "real" books * Books in Schools *