Chewing the Cud by Dick King-Smith

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Dick's story begins with his apprenticeship on a farm before World War II, his war experiences and his childhood romance with the girl he later married. Then come the 14 years he spent on Woodlands Farm where the eccentric cast of animals and humans provided a wealth of material for his later writing. When the farm failed, Dick settled into teaching before blossoming into a writer in his 50s, and finding international fame with the release of the film "Babe".

About Dick King-Smith

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Dick King-Smith was born on March 27, 1922 in Bitten, Gloucestershire, England. Before becoming a full-time author, he was a farmer and a schoolteacher. He served in the Grenadier Guards during World War II and attended Marlborough College in Wiltshire. He has written over 100 children's books including The Fox Busters, The Hodgeheg, and The Sheep Pig (aka Babe-The Gallant Pig), which was adapted as the 1995 film Babe. The 1995 TV miniseries The Queen's Nose was also based in one of his books. He was voted Children's Author of the Year at the 1991 British Book Awards. He died on January 4, 2011 at the age of 88.
Published January 1, 1991 by Viking.
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Fiction