The Gallant Pig

Book - 2005
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A piglet comes to Farmer Hogget's farm, where he is adopted by an old sheepdog and accomplishes amazing things. Knopf is proud to present a handsome 20th-anniversary edition of Dick King-Smith2s bestselling novel that became an Academy Award6nominated movie. When Babe arrives at Hogget Farm, Mrs. Hogget2s thoughts turn to sizzling bacon and juicy pork chops7until he reveals a surprising talent for sheepherding, that is. Before long, Babe is handling Farmer Hogget2s flock better than any sheepdog ever could. Babe is so good, in fact, that the farmer enters him into the Grand Challenge Sheepdog Trials. Will it take a miracle for Babe to win? Complete with the original text and stunningly reillustrated by acclaimed artist Maggie Kneen, this anniversary edition of Babe is perfect to introduce a new generation of readers to the magical story of a pig like no other.
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 2005
Edition: 20th anniversary ed
ISBN: 9780375829703
Branch Call Number: J KING-SM
Characteristics: 130 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Kneen, Maggie


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When a tiny piglet is adopted by a sheepdog, nobody expects that he'll become the greatest sheepherder the farm has ever seen.

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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.

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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Dec 21, 2013

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