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Babe, The Sheep-Pig: Complete & Unabridged (Cover to Cover) [Audiobook] [Audio Cassette]

Dick King-Smith , Stephen Thorne
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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22 Nov 1999 Cover to Cover
When Farmer Hogget wins a piglet at the local fair, Mrs Hogget thinks of fattening it up for the freezer. But the old sheepdog, Fly, takes him under her wing and starts to train him up as a sheep-pig, whose methods of getting the sheep to do what he wants are rather unconventional.
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  • Audio Cassette
  • Publisher: Cover to Cover Cassettes Ltd; Unabridged edition (22 Nov 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1855493608
  • ISBN-13: 978-1855493605
  • Product Dimensions: 13.4 x 10.6 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,278,074 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Dick King-Smith served in the Grenadier Guards during the Second World War, and afterwards spent twenty years as a farmer in Gloucestershire, the county of his birth. Many of his stories are inspired by his farming experiences. Later he taught at a village primary school. His first book, The Fox Busters, was published in 1978. He wrote a great number of children's books, including The Sheep-Pig (winner of the Guardian Award and filmed as Babe), Harry's Mad, Noah's Brother, The Hodgeheg, Martin's Mice, Ace, The Cuckoo Child and Harriet's Hare (winner of the Children's Book Award in 1995). At the British Book Awards in 1991 he was voted Children's Author of the Year. In 2009 he was made OBE for services to children's literature. Dick King-Smith died in 2011 at the age of eighty-eight. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars How cute is this story!! 23 Nov 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio Cassette
As soon as i heard the story of Babe i was enchanted! I could go all deep like some of the people on here and say that it is a master literary piece about overcoming the racial prejudices but its not about that is it! Babe is a childrens story that manages to catch the imagination of all who hear it, just like some of the fabulous fairy tales that we all love to hear. Young children love to follow the story as Babe trys to become a sheep - pig and follow in the footsteps of his adopted mother, Fly! I love this story and i always will!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Sheep- Pig 24 April 2007
Format:Paperback
This story is called The Sheep-Pig by dick king-smith. The main characters are: Babe the pig, Fly the sheep dog, Mr hogget the farmer, Mrs Hogget and Ma the old sick sheep.

It is set on farmer Hogget's farm. His farm is big with fields and in one of the fields is a flock of sheep.

The sheep- pig is about a kind man called Mr hogget who took babe the orphaned pig back to his house from the funfair. When Babe came home with the farmer, Fly the sheep dog looked after him as her child. Soon babe wanted to be like his foster mother. In the mean time, ma the old sick sheep helped babe to be friendly with the sheep flock. Farmer hogget thought babe could be talented as a sheep- pig.

My favriout part is the end but I can't tell you you'll have to find out. I would recommend this book to someone because it has funny parts and funny sentences that really made me laugh. I felt happy at the end and I liked it very much.

by Emma
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enchanting -thoroughly recommended 24 Jun 2002
By A. Craig HALL OF FAME
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I bought this for my six year old after he adored Dragon Boy. We loved the film., Babe, but the orginal brings out more of the pathos and comedy of the little pig, and the importance of good manners when trying to get people to do what you want! All the details of a small farmer's life beautifully rendered, without the surreal qualities the film emphasised. Also recommend Lady Lollipop for the same age group. This man has done for pigs what PG Wodehouse did for Earls...
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A lovely tale about a most endearing pig! 6 July 2001
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
Babe proves himself a pig worth keeping by mastering the skill of herding sheep. Unlike ordinary sheep-dogs however - who habitually use terror tactics to get the sheep to do their bidding - Babe endears himself to his charges by listening to their feelings and treating them kindly. This is a lovely story that also provides a springboard for discussion with your child on the merits of treating others with respect.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A lovely tale about a most endearing pig! 5 July 2001
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
Babe proves herself a pig worth keeping by learning the skill of herding sheep. Unlike ordinary sheep-dogs however, who habitually use terror tactics to get the sheep to do their bidding, Babe endears herself to her charges by listening to their feelings and treating them kindly. This is a lovely story which also provides a springboard for discussion with your child on the merits of treating others with respect.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Sheep-pig 3 Oct 2011
By James S
Format:Paperback
I have read the Sheep-pig as a school reading project. The main characters are: Babe the pig, Fly the sheep dog, Mr Hogget the farmer, Mrs Hogget and Ma the old sick sheep. As soon as I started to read about the story of Babe I wanted to read more.
It is set on Farmer Hogget's farm. His farm is big with fields and in one of the fields is a flock of sheep. The sheep-pig is about a kind man called Mr Hogget who took babe the orphaned pig back to his house from the funfair. When Babe came home with the farmer, Fly the sheep dog looked after him as her child. Soon babe wanted to be like his foster mother. In the mean time, ma the old sick sheep helped babe to be friendly with the sheep flock. Farmer Hogget thought babe could be as talented as a sheep-dog. He goes on to score 100/100 at the sheep-dog trials and becomes a very famous pig.
Babe is a children's story that will catch the imagination of all who read it. I loved this story and it is now one of my favorite books, as it was hilarious and funny to read.
James Aged 9 Henry Moore Primary School
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sheep Pig 29 Sep 2012
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
A charming story about a pig which the farmer wins at a fair and turns out to be very intelligent and acts at sheep trial as a sheep dog.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The sheep pig 24 May 2011
By steve
Format:Paperback
we purchasedthis book for our 6 year old daughter for school reading project, we have also enjoyed the story at bedtime her little brother also sat quietly for a change to listen to this enchanting tale.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Lovely to revisit this classic
Published 8 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great story with interesting characters- good for lower KS2 and good to look at in conjunction with the film.
Published 1 month ago by Vikki Jayne
5.0 out of 5 stars EXEMPLARY ANIMAL STORY
I love all Dick King-Smith's work, and am torn between claiming 'The Guard Dog' or "The Sheep Pig" as his masterpiece, but since it doesn't matter, I'll just say ALL his... Read more
Published 4 months ago by P.A. WHEELER
5.0 out of 5 stars who doesn't love this?
even the film "Babe" was a good version of this, which is unusual if the original source is good. (Admittedly the sequel wasn't so good). Read more
Published 7 months ago by CBWHITTLE
5.0 out of 5 stars A good story
We chose this book for our granddaughter, age 7.
She loves it!
A story that stands the test of time, as do so many Dick King-Smith stories.
Published 10 months ago by G.J.
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!!
Babe was the prize at the one of the stalls at the fair and when Mr Hogget tries at this stand, he actually wins. Read more
Published on 22 Sep 2008
3.0 out of 5 stars The Sheep Pig
Personally, I thought that Babe The Sheepig was an excellent story. I saw the movie last night and went out to buy the book. Read more
Published on 7 Nov 2006 by Annita Bath
5.0 out of 5 stars great variety of accent
great varieties of accent represent different reacials. hilarious and Funny
Published on 30 Oct 2005 by "jo_annjo_ann"
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favourites from when I was small
I loved this book 20 years ago and I love it now.
I bought this copy as a treat for myself after seeing "Babe" on television on Christmas Eve and it is every bit as good as I... Read more
Published on 2 Jun 2005
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