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The Finger-Eater

By Dick King-Smith
Illustrated by Arthur Robins

A funny and fantastical adventure story featuring a finger-eating troll and a very determined heroine, from one of the world's favourite children's authors.

Dick King-Smith, the much-loved author of Babe, spins a hilarious cautionary tale perfect for readers aged 5+. Featuring black and white illustrations by Arthur Robins, this is a classic story that will delight both parent and child. Long ago, in the cold lands of the North, there lived a troll named Ulf who had a very bad habit – he liked to eat fingers! Many, many men, women and children had found their hands a finger short thanks to the razor-sharp teeth of the Finger-eater. And who knows how many more might have suffered the same fate if it hadn't been for the actions of a resolute girl called Gudrun!

  • From the much-loved Dick King-Smith, author of children's classics such as The Sheep-Pig (filmed as Babe).
  • A huge favourite with children. Observer
  • Very, very funny the drawings are hilarious. Daily Mirro

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

Arthur Robins is the illustrator of the classic picture book Little Rabbit Foo Foo, written by Michael Rosen.

ISBN: 9781406341867
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: January 1, 2013
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 64pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $11.99
New Zealand RRP: $12.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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