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The Stray (Paperback)

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Now in Knopf Paperback, from the author of Babe: The Gallant Pig, comes the touching story of a "stray" old woman's amusing antics and the large, loving family that adopts her.

About the Author

Dick King-Smith was born and raised in Gloucestershire, England, surrounded by pet animals.  After twenty years as a farmer, he turned to teaching and then to writing children's books.  Dick writes mostly about animals: farmyard fantasy, as he likes to call it, often about pigs, his special favorites.  He enjoys writing for children, meeting the children who read his books, and knowing that they get enjoyment from what he does. Among his well-loved books is Babe, The Gallant Pig , which was made into a major motion picture and nominated for an Academy Award.  Dick currently lives with his wife in a small 17th-century cottage, about three miles from the house where he was born.

Praise For…

"An intergenerational story with an endearing main character...full of gentle humor...and eminently likable characters." -- School Library Journal

Product Details
ISBN: 9780679891017
ISBN-10: 0679891013
Publisher: Yearling
Publication Date: March 10th, 1998
Pages: 144
Language: English