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"She believed she could, so she did." - R.S. Grey
"She believed she could, so she did." - R.S. Grey

Babe: The Gallant Pig

By dick-king-smith-illustrated-by-mary-rayner
Book Details
  • Author: dick-king-smith-illustrated-by-mary-rayner
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Published: 1997-01-01
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-Smith

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