Thursday, January 6, 2011

Dick King-Smith Dies, Aged 88

The wonderful children's author, Dick King-Smith, has passed away peacefully in his sleep at the age of 88. Probably best remembered for his book 'The Sheep-Pig' which was turned into the popular film 'Babe' in 1995; King-Smith had also given us such wonderful books as 'The Hodgeheg', 'The Water Horse' and the six 'Sophie' books; along with too many others to mention. His first book, 'The Fox Busters' was published in 1978, when King-Smith was over 50 years old, and he went on to write more than 100 others to the great delight of children (old and young) everywhere. A quiet, unassuming man, Dick King-Smith will be missed, but will truly live on for generations to come in his wonderful, warm children's books.


http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/jan/05/babe-creator-dick-king-smith

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