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Sophie's Snail

By Dick King-Smith
Illustrated by Hannah Shaw

Small but very determined, Sophie is everyone's favourite farmer-to-be! A classic story for young readers by the beloved author of Babe.

From the beloved author of Babe comes the first of six stories about Dick King-Smith's most adored (human!) character, the inimitable Sophie, re-imagined twenty years later by the witty, perceptive paintbrush of the award-winning Hannah Shaw. Sophie loves animals of all kinds, but how will she grow up to be a farmer if she is not allowed any of her own? She goes looking for creatures to keep in her menagerie, but all she seems to find is trouble – yikes! And there is one pest she certainly doesn't want around: her prissy new neighbour, Dawn...

  • "Rich in humour with a tremendous understanding of what makes small children tick." -- Sunday Times
  • Illustrations litter the pages, reflecting the mayhem that Sophie leaves in her wake! The story-per-chapter structure is ideal for building reading confidence.

About the author

Dick King-Smith (1922–2011) is one of the world's favourite children's book authors. He won the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize for The Sheep-Pig (later filmed as Babe), he was named Children's Book Author of the Year in 1991 and won the 1995 Children's Book Award for Harriet's Hare. In addition to the Sophie series, his titles for Walker include The Finger-Eater, Aristotle, The Twin Giants and two books about a very special pig: Lady Lollipop and Clever Lollipop.

About the illustrator

Hannah studied illustration at the University of Brighton and graduated in 2004. She has since created a number of critically acclaimed award-winning children’s books, including Evil Weasel, which won the Cambridgeshire Children's Picture Book Award. Her recent Stan Stinky series is the first of her own creations for older children. She also illustrated the popular Disgusting Sandwich by Gareth Edwards and The Great Hamster Massacre series by Katie Davies as well as The Fabulous Phartlehorn Affair by ML Peel. Hannah currently lives in Stroud, Gloucestershire. Visit her website at www.hannahshawillustrator.co.uk

ISBN: 9781406343052
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: April 1, 2015
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 96pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $9.99
New Zealand RRP: $11.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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