Sophie's Tom by Dick King-Smith

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Sophie has to put her strong will to good use in convincing her parents to let her keep Tom, a stray black cat who flits in and out of her life.

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. David Parkins is an illustrator. He art college in 1978. He is married to Angie and has a stepdaughter (Lucy), a stepson (Wills) and a daughter (Hattie). Although he was born in England, he currently lives in Cardinal, Ontario, Canada.
Published August 1, 1992 by Candlewick. 112 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Travel. Fiction

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The delightfully determined small person introduced in Sophie's Snail (1989) celebrates her fifth birthday on Christmas Day; honoring her plan to become a "lady farmer," her parents and twin brothers give her a splendid toy farm, but her live pets are still limited to the wood lice, slugs, earthw...

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of Sophie's Tom

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Her lively antics and unique perspective will keep laughs coming."" Ages 5-9.

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As spunky and stubborn as ever, animal-lover Sophie makes a comeback in this sequel to Sophie's Snail. Still planning to become a lady farmer, the pint-size heroine continues to raise livestock (slugs

Aug 31 1992 | Read Full Review of Sophie's Tom

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