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.

Mark_Daly Mar 14, 2015

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

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Mark_Daly Mar 14, 2015

Mark_Daly thinks this title is suitable for 5 years and over

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