Babe the Gallant Pig

Babe the Gallant Pig

Book - 1983
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Random House, Inc.
Dick King-Smith’s classic story of Babe the sheep-herding pig is back with a charming new cover to win over a new generation of readers!
 
When Babe arrives at Hogget Farm, Mrs. Hogget’s thoughts turn to sizzling bacon and juicy pork chops. But before long, Babe reveals a talent no one could have expected: he can handle Farmer Hogget’s stubborn flock better than any sheepdog ever could! When Farmer Hogget enters Babe in the Grand Challenge Sheepdog Trials, everyone, including his wife, thinks he is a fool. But he believes in Babe. Now it’s just up to Babe to convince everyone else to believe in a sheep-pig!

An ALA Notable Book
 
A Boston Globe–Horn Book Honor Book
 
A Horn Book Fanfare Honor Book
 
An IRA-CBC Children’s Choice
 
An NCTE Teachers’ Choice
 
“A hilarious fantasy about a plucky piglet that learns how to tend sheep, Babe is a barnyard charmer.” —The Washington Post on the film adaptation
 
“An animal fantasy which will inevitably be compared to Charlotte’s Web. . . . A splendid book.” —The Horn Book, starred review
 
“Impossible to resist.” —Booklist, starred review 
 
“One of the most delightful children’s authors.” —The Guardian on Dick King-Smith

Baker & Taylor
Adopted by a sheepdog on Mr. Hogget's farm, Babe, a pig, learns the proper way to herd sheep.

Baker
& Taylor

Fly, the old sheepdog, is amazed to find out what the new piglet, Babe, can learn and do, but even more surprises arise as Babe grows up on Farmer Hogget's farm. Reprint. Movie tie-in.
A piglet destined for eventual butchering arrives at the farmyard, is adopted by an old sheep dog, and discovers a special secret to success.

Publisher: New York : Bullseye Books, c1983
ISBN: 9780679873938
0679873937
Branch Call Number: J FICTION KING-SMITH
J FICTION KING-SMITH
Characteristics: 118 p
Additional Contributors: Rayner, Mary - Illustrator

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TSCPL_ChrisB Jun 03, 2016

A fun and heartwarming story that doesn't talk down to kids. The characters really make this book. Mr. and Mrs. Hoggett are classic children's storybook characters. Babe is funny and sensitive and tells the story that needs told.

FindingJane Apr 06, 2015

With simple prose, this is a story about an unusual piglet. But more importantly it emphasizes the necessity of politeness, courtesy and keeping an open mind about others. It’s silly to believe that a pig could learn to act like a dog, much less a sheepdog, but the book’s matter-of-fact tone draws you in to its fairy tale premise. The black-and-white drawings use workmanlike shading and lines but they are more than able in accompanying the text. This endearing story of a good-natured and well-mannered pig is a truly charming one; you can easily see why it has endured for two decades.

Mark_Daly Mar 14, 2015

Earns its place on the shelf next to Charlotte's Web. A good read-aloud.

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pplarel
Feb 16, 2015

One of my favorites! I'm reading it aloud to 1st and 2nd graders right now, it is a bit over some of their heads (word choice, sentence structure) but the majority are enjoying it. A quick read, very sweet.

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Mark_Daly Mar 14, 2015

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violet_giraffe_389 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 4 and 14

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