Babe, The Gallant Pig
Dick King-Smith's classic story of Babe the sheep-herding pig is back with a charming new cover to win over a new generation of readers!
When Babe arrives at Hogget Farm, Mrs. Hogget's thoughts turn to sizzling bacon and juicy pork chops. But before long, Babe reveals a talent no one could have expected: he can handle Farmer Hogget's stubborn flock better than any sheepdog ever could! When Farmer Hogget enters Babe in the Grand Challenge Sheepdog Trials, everyone, including his wife, thinks he is a fool. But he believes in Babe. Now it's just up to Babe to convince everyone else to believe in a sheep-pig!
An ALA Notable Book
A Boston Globe Horn Book Honor Book
A Horn Book Fanfare Honor Book
An IRA-CBC Children's Choice
An NCTE Teachers' Choice
"A hilarious fantasy about a plucky piglet that learns how to tend sheep, Babe is a barnyard charmer." â€” The Washington Post on the film adaptation
"An animal fantasy which will inevitably be compared to Charlotte's Web ... A splendid book." â€” The Horn Book, starred review
"Impossible to resist." â€” Booklist, starred review
"One of the most delightful children's authors." â€” The Guardian on Dick King