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BABE - The Gallant Pig
BABE The Gallant Pig
Author: Dick King - Smith
A PIG LIKE NO OTHER — When Babe arrives at the Hogget farm, Mrs. Hogget's thoughts turn to sizzling bacon and juicy pork chops. It looks as if the little pig is destined for the dinner table - until he reveals a surprising talent for sheepherding, that is. Before long, Babe is handling Farmer Hogget's flock better than any sheepdog ever could. — ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780375808210
ISBN-10: 0375808213
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 119
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3.5 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: Knopf paperback
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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Better than the movie! BY FAR!
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"You are what you pretend to be" - Made into a motion picture.
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Babe is a sensitive soul, deeply loyal to those who are kind to him. So when he is taken in by Farmer Hogget's sheepdog, Fly, it's only natural that he would want to follow in his foster mum's paw-steps. Even with Babe's considerable handicaps as a sheepdog--namely, that he's a pig--he manages to overcome all with his earnestly polite and soft-spoken ways, proving once again that might doesn't always make right. After saving the sheep from rustlers and wild dogs, Babe convinces Hogget that his idea of becoming a sheep-pig "b'aint so stupid" as it might look. But neither Hogget nor Babe, nor anyone else, could have predicted what follows.
As utterly charming as Charlotte's Web, this book is bound to pluck even the tightest heartstrings. Masterful characterization brings every personality to vibrant life, while Mary Rayner's lively line illustrations only elucidate images Dick King-Smith has already planted in the reader's mind. Herd the whole farmyard together: readers of all ages, ambitions, and antecedents will love this one.
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The happy tale of a gallant pig and his quest to not become...a sheepdog!
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When babe (a Pig) arrives at the Hogget farm, Mrs. Hogget's thoughts turn to sizzling bacon and juicy pork chops. It looks as if the little pig is a destined for the dinner table _ until he rveals a surprising talent for sheepherding, that is!

A very nice little story.


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