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Dick King-Smith: Tumbleweed By Dick King-Smith

Dick King-Smith: Tumbleweed by Dick King-Smith

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A beautiful new edition of Dick King-Smith's Tumbleweed, from the renowned author of Babe The Sheep-Pig.

Dick King-Smith: Tumbleweed Summary

Dick King-Smith: Tumbleweed by Dick King-Smith

A beautiful new edition of Dick King-Smith's Tumbleweed, from the renowned author of Babe The Sheep-Pig.

Of all the knights in Merrie England, Sir Tumbleweed is the clumsiest. He dreams of winning a tournament and slaying a dragon, but he can't even stay on his horse. As for rescuing a damsel in distress - chance would be a fine thing!

Cue the lion, the witch and the ... unicorn? With their help, Sir Basil the Beastly, current jousting champion, is going down! Literally.

After that, they just need to find a dragon (preferably small) and a damsel (beautiful, of course). What could possibly go wrong?

About Dick King-Smith

Dick King-Smith, one of Britain's best-loved children's writers, was born in 1922 in Bitton, a village between Bristol and Bath where his family ran a paper mill. He was educated at Marlborough College, served in the Grenadier Guards during the war and was badly wounded in Italy in 1944. He was by then married to Myrle England, whom he'd met when they were both 14; they were drawn together by their interest in creatures great and small. They were married for 57 years, till Myrle died in 2000. They had two daughters and a son and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dick lived all his long life close to his birthplace. He worked as a farmer for 20 years and then as a primary school teacher, before the first of his many children's book - The Fox Busters - was published in 1978. In 1992, Dick was voted Children's Author of the Year and in 1995 he won the Children's Book Award for Harriet's Hare. He is also well-known for The Hedgehog, the Sophie books, The Queen's Nose, which became a long-running TV series, and Harry's Mad, also a TV series. His book The Water Horse was adapted into a successful movie in 2007. In 1984, Dick's story The Sheep-Pig won the Guardian Children's Book Award. The much-loved film Babe, made a decade later, was based on this story of an appealing orphan piglet who learns to herd sheep. Dick was awarded the OBE in 2010 and he died aged 88 in 2011.

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Dick King-Smith: Tumbleweed by Dick King-Smith
Used - Very Good
Sweet Cherry Publishing
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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