Babe, The Gallant Pig

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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." — The Washington Post on the film adaptation

"An animal fantasy which will inevitably be compared to Charlotte's Web ... A splendid book." — The Horn Book, starred review

"Impossible to resist." — Booklist, starred review

"One of the most delightful children's authors." — The Guardian on Dick King

Censor Level: 2
Format: Paperback
Genre: Fiction
Guided Reading Level: R
ISBN-13: 9780679873938
ISBN-10: 0-67-987393-7
Sub Genre: Animals

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