Lady Daisy by Dick King-Smith

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Ned's disappointment turns into shock when the doll his grandmother has given him speaks to him, and together the two of them share stories of their very different worlds.
 

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 March 1, 1993 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers. 131 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When the Victorian doll Ned finds in Gran's attic speaks to him, it's the beginning of an unusual friendship.

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In a departure from his animal stories, King-Smith conjures up a new type of fantasy in this endearing modern tale introducing nine-year-old Ned, who discovers a magical doll while clearing out his gr

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A rude young princess who insists on a pig for her eighth birthday learns a few lessons about manners and friendship as she helps to train her new pet, Lollipop.

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Her parents, especially her father, seem bent on indulging her every whim, however, and when Penelope insists on a pet pig for her eighth birthday ("I wanna pig, I wanna pig, I wanna pig!"), they reluctantly summon all the pig keepers in the land.

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After updating the doll (Lady Daisy Chain) on events that have occurred during her lengthy slumber, Ned decides to adopt her--even though he realizes that his claim to such a girlish toy may well invite ridicule.

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