Friday, January 7, 2011

Author Dick King-Smith

Sorry to hear of the passing of author Dick King-Smith. The boys have enjoyed many of his books, and I've found them especially appropriate for that transitional stage with a reader who is strong, but not quite ready for long, intimidating chapter books. A homeschooling friend of mine first suggested his books when Bike Monkey was about 7 or 8, and we've been enriched by his work.

While The Sheep-Pig which became Babe is his most famous book, my boys really enjoyed The Water Horse and A Mouse Called Wolf.

dick king-smith

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