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Ace: The Very Important Pig Hardcover – 1 Mar 1992


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Dick King-Smith was a Gloucestershire farmer until the age of 45, when he gave up farming to become a primary school teacher. Now a bestselling full-time author, his work has received many awards including a Bronze Medal for the Smarties Prize of 1997 for All Because of Jackson and the Children's Book Award in 1995 for Harriet's Hare. In 1992, he was also voted Children's Author of the Year. In 1995, his top-selling title The Sheep-Pig was developed into a box-office movie, BABE, introducing hundreds of thousands of youngsters to his work.

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'This winsome story is sure to warm hearts and bring smiles.' (Publishers Weekly)

'Ace is an intelligent, lovable, unlikely pig hero ... King-Smith's delightful animal fantasy is lightly satirical, poking fun at human pretensions in the foibles of the animal characters.' (School Library Journal)

'Fresh characterisations and new plot twists prevent old concepts from growing stale.' (Publishers Weekly) --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

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Meet Ace, Babe the sheep-pig's grandson, who is destined for great things too. --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Ace: The Very Important Pig 24 Nov 1999
By Tanya Linnell - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book will have you laughing down the aisle. It is a wonderful tale of a pig who can understand what his owner says. Ace can also let his owner know what he wants through grunts and squeals. Follow Ace from his pen to his television debut. This book is great for children of all ages, even adults.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Ace: The House Pig 29 May 2000
By "simpspig" - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is another Dick King-Smith favorite of many people. This author has a way with words..............especially with Ace; he can understand HUMAN WORDS! He and his owner share a bond somehow; they can "understand" each other. Named Ace after the Ace of clubs (because he has a club-shaped birthmark), he doesn't want to go where his brothers and sisters are going, and he's prepared to do anything as long as he doesn't have to......he doesn't really have to do anything, though because of his talent, although he DOES makes peace with the farmer's pets, Megan & Clarence. Ace, along with lots of other King-Smith's pigs, is better than E.B. White's Wilbur.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Extraordinary!! 23 May 2001
A Kid's Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book is very exciting I learned about how ACE the pig can communicate with his owner. He has alot of adventures. I would reccommend this book to any age I think it would brighten anyone`s day to hear about a big fat pig that made me laugh. It`s a book that you can`t put down but sometimes you have to . I would give it five golden stars. ACE the pig, Nanny the lamb and Megan,are all the people that live on Ted Tubbs Farm. ACE isn`t an ordinary pig If you want to find out why, you should read this book.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
A "house pig"!!!! 27 Sep 1998
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book is about a pig that doesn't want to go to Market. The pig is Ace. He can understand human language. He works his way into the house. One day the Farmer takes him to town and a big surprise awaits Ace. I liked this book because it has a lot of funny parts! Karen - Age 9
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
This book is a very funny book! 31 May 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book is a very good book. It is a book about a pig who doesn't want to go to the market.His name is Ace and when the farmer finds out that he talks he spares his life. Soon the T.V. station finds out about that. Find out more about that when you read the book.
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