The Animal Parade by Dick King-Smith
A Collection of Stories and Poems

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Animal fantasies and wildlife stories from Aesop, Kenneth Grahame, Rudyard Kipling, Jack London, Beatrix Potter, and others vary from comical to sad to simply exciting.
 

About Dick King-Smith

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Dick King-Smith is the author of this season's "Dinosaur Trouble "(see page 14). He lives in the west of England.
 
Published August 1, 1994 by Methuen young books. 96 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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a "Reading List" points out the longer books excerpted, but it's not clear which of the rest of King-Smith's own offerings (19 of the 30 entries, including four of his retellings of Aesop's fables) are new here.

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Perhaps the pick of the litter is ""Fat Lawrence,"" about an enormous black cat whose regular rounds of four adoring families add greatly to his girth, and whose efforts to slim down backfire when the feline of his dreams states a preference for ""really well-covered types."" Romance is again in ...

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British author King-Smith, whose popular novels star comical animal heroes, has put together an anthology of his own favorite pieces--selections that provide ``everything a story should.'' Using excerpts from such classics as The Wind in the Willows and Black Beauty , King-Smith adds to the fun w...

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