The Sheep-Pig

Babe is a chubby little piglet who dreams of herding sheep, just like a sheep-dog. All the other animals laugh at him. Can he find a way to make his dream come true? It all starts when orphan piglet Babe is won by Farmer Hoggett at a fair. Babe soon finds an adoptive mum – Fly, the farmyard sheep-dog. Inspired by Fly’s skill at herding sheep, Babe decides he wants to have a go. He knows he’ll never be a sheep-dog. But maybe, just maybe, he can be the world’s first sheep-pig…

  • Winner of the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize
  • The book that inspired the best-loved film Babe
  • An unforgettable story about reaching for dreams
  • Wonderful message of teamwork and politeness

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    Dick King-Smith

    Dick King Smith is the much-loved author of ‘farmyard fantasy’ books like the award-winning The Sheep-pig. He died in January 2011.

    Awards

    Dick has won many awards including The Guardian Fiction Award 1984 for The Sheep Pig, the Children’s Author of The Year 1992 and The Children’s Book Award 1995 for Harriet The Hare.

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