Dick King-Smith served in the Grenadier Guards during the Second World War, and afterwards spent twenty years as a farmer in Gloucestershire, the county of his birth. Many of his stories are inspired by his farming experiences. Later he taught at a village primary school. His first book, The Fox Busters, was published in 1978. He wrote a great number of children's books, including The Sheep-Pig (winner of the Guardian Award and filmed as Babe), Harry's Mad, Noah's Brother, The Hodgeheg, Martin's Mice, Ace, The Cuckoo Child and Harriet's Hare (winner of the Children's Book Award in 1995). At the British Book Awards in 1991 he was voted Children's Author of the Year. In 2009 he was made OBE for services to children's literature. Dick King-Smith died in 2011 at the age of eighty-eight.
BOOK CONDITION: Dust jacket is in good condition with a clipped inside corner. Cloth cover in good condition with two indentations to the top ( please see photo ) gold writing to spine.
Inscription in ink on first page ( please see photo ) slight purple mark to page edges ( please see photo ) slight ink stain to bottom of page edges (please see photo ).
Pages generally all clean and crisp.