Dick King-Smith

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Dick King-Smith
Born Ronald Gordon King-Smith
27 March 1922(1922-03-27)
Bitton, Gloucestershire, England, UK
Died 4 January 2011(2011-01-04) (aged 88)
Bath, Somerset, England, UK
Pen name Dick King-Smith
Occupation Novelist
Nationality British
Ethnicity White British
Period 1978–2007
Spouse(s) Myrle (m. 1943–2000) «start: (1943)–end+1: (2001)»"Marriage: Myrle to Dick King-Smith" Location: (linkback://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dick_King-Smith)
Zona Bedding (m. 2001–2011) «start: (2001)–end+1: (2012)»"Marriage: Zona Bedding to Dick King-Smith" Location: (linkback://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dick_King-Smith)

Dick King-Smith (27 March 1922 – 4 January 2011),[1] was an English author. He wrote many children's books. The most popular was The Sheep-Pig. This book was called Babe the Gallant Pig in the United States. The book was made into the movie Babe.

Life[change | change source]

He was born Ronald Gordon King-Smith, but is better known as Dick King-Smith. He grew up in the West Country. He was a student at Beaudesert Park School and Marlborough College.[1] King-Smith was a soldier in World War II. He was a member of the Grenadier Guards in Italy. He married his first wife, Myrle, in 1943. They had three children and 14 grandchildren.[1] Myrle died in 2000. King-Smith then married Zona Bedding, a family friend.[2] He received the Order of the British Empire and an Honorary Master of Education degree.

King-Smith was a farmer for 20 years before he became a teacher and author. King-Smith's first book was The Fox Busters. It was published in 1978. He then wrote over a hundred books. Some have been translated into twelve languages.

King-Smith died in his home on 4 January 2011. He was 88 years old.[3]

Writing[change | change source]

  • The Fox Busters (1978)
  • Daggie Dogfoot, retitled in the US as Pigs Might Fly (1980)
  • Magnus Powermouse (1982)
  • The Queen's Nose (1983)
  • The Sheep-Pig (1983)
  • Saddlebottom (1985)
  • Noah's Brother (1986)
  • The Hodgeheg (1987)
  • Tumbleweed (1987)
  • Farmer Bungle Forgets (1987)
  • Friends and Brothers (1987)
  • Cuckoobush Farm (1987)
  • George Speaks (1988)
  • The Mouse Butcher (1988)
  • Emily's Legs (1988)
  • Water Watch (1988)
  • Dodo Comes to Tumbledown Farm (1988)
  • Tumbledown Farm - The Greatest (1988)
  • The Jenius (1988)
  • Ace (1990)
  • Sophie book series)
    • Sophie's Snail (1988)
    • Sophie's Tom (1991)
    • Sophie Hits Six (1991)
    • Sophie in the Saddle (1993)
    • Sophie Is Seven (1994)
    • Sophie's Lucky (1995)
  • Alice And Flower And Foxianna (1989)
  • Beware of the Bull (1989)
  • The Toby Man (1989)
  • Dodos Are Forever (1989)
  • The Trouble with Edward (1989)
  • Jungle Jingles (1990)
  • Blessu (1990)
  • Hogsel and Gruntel (1990)
  • Paddy's Pot of Gold (1990)
  • Alphabeasts (1990)
  • The Water Horse (1990)
  • The Whistling Piglet (1990)
    • The Jolly Witch (1990)
    • Mrs. Jollipop (1996)
    • Mrs. Jolly's Brolly (1998)
  • The Cuckoo Child (1991)
  • The Guard Dog (1991)
  • Martin's Mice (1991)
  • Lightning Strikes Twice (1991)
  • Caruso's Cool Cats (1991)
  • Dick King-Smith's Triffic Pig Book (1991)
  • Find the White Horse (1991)
  • Horace and Maurice (1991)
  • Lady Daisy (1992)
  • Pretty Polly (1992)
  • Dick King-Smith's Water Watch (1992)
  • The Finger Eater (1992)
  • The Ghost At Codlin Castle And Other Stories (1992)
  • Super Terrific Pigs (1992)
  • The Invisible Dog (1993)
  • All Pigs Are Beautiful (1993)
  • The Merrythought (1993)
  • The Swoose (1993)
  • Uncle Bumpo (1993)
  • Dragon Boy (1993)
  • Horse Pie (1993)
  • Harry's Mad (1993)
  • Connie and Rollo (1994)
  • The School Mouse (1994)
  • Triffic: A Rare Pig's Tale (1994)
  • Mr. Potter's Pet (1994)
  • Harriet's Hare (1994)
  • The Excitement of Being Ernest (1994)
  • I Love Guinea Pigs (1994)
  • Three Terrible Trins (1994)
  • Happy Mouseday (1994)
  • Bobby the Bad (1994)
  • The Clockwork Mouse (1995)
  • King Max the Last (1995)
  • Omnibombulator (1995)
  • The Terrible Trins (1995)
  • Warlock Watson (1995)
  • All Because of Jackson (1995)
  • The Stray (1996)
  • Clever Duck (1996)
  • Dirty Gertie Macintosh (1996)
  • Smasher (1996)
  • Godhanger (1996)
  • Treasure Trove (1996)
  • Mixed-up Max (1997)
  • What Sadie Saw (1997)
  • The Spotty Pig (1997)
  • A Mouse Called Wolf (1997)
  • Robin Hood And His Miserable Men (1997)
  • Thinderella (1997)
  • Puppy Love (1997)
  • The Merman (1997)
  • Round About 5 (1997)
  • Mr Ape (1998)
  • How Green Was My Mouse (1998)
  • The Big Pig Book (1998)
  • Creepy Creatures Bag (1998)
  • The Robber Boy (1998)
  • The Crowstarver (1998)
  • Pig in the City (1999)
  • Poppet (1999)
  • The Roundhill (2000)
  • Spider Sparrow (2000)
  • Just in Time (2000)
  • The Magic Carpet Slippers (2000)
  • Julius Caesar's Goat (2000)
  • Mysterious Miss Slade (2000)
  • Billy the Bird (2000)
  • Lady Lollipop (2000)
  • Back to Front Benjy (2001)
  • The Great Sloth Race (2001)
  • Fat Lawrence (2001)
  • Funny Frank (2001)
  • Chewing The Cud (Autobiography) (2001)
  • Titus Rules! (2002)
  • Billy the Bird / All Because of Jackson (2002)
  • Story Box (2002)
  • The Golden Goose (2003)
  • Traffic (2003)
  • Clever Lollipop (2003)
  • The Adventurous Snail (2003)
  • The Nine Lives of Aristotle (2003)
  • Aristotle (book)|Aristotle (2003)
  • Just Binnie (2004)
  • The Catlady (2004)
  • Under the Mishmash Trees (2005)
  • Hairy Hezekiah (2005)
  • Dinosaur Trouble (2005)
  • Nosy (2005)
  • The Mouse Family Robinson (2007)

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