A baby mouse who won't stop growing is carried off by the rat catcher and begins a series of adventures.
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Dick King-Smith was born and raised in Gloucestershire, England, surrounded by pet animals. After twenty years as a farmer, he turned to teaching and then to writing children's books. Dick wrote mostly about animals: farmyard fantasy, as he likes to call it, often about pigs, his special favorites. He enjoyed writing for children, meeting the children who read his books, and knowing that they get enjoyment from what he does. Among his well-loved books are Babe: The Gallant Pig, which was made into a major motion picture and was nominated for an Academy Award.
Pregnant in a pig-sty, an expectant mouse gives way to prenatal cravings and gorges on "Porker Pills." The prodigious result is another free-wheeling adventure by Dick King-Smith, brought hilariously to life by Nigel Anthony's droll-but-dramatic reading. From the sensibly sharp-tongued syllables of Madeline (the mother), to the loquacious Oxford-educated pronouncements of Marcus Aurelius (the father), to the cries of the insatiable off-spring, Nigel's command of personality and nuance is flawless. As the plot builds to its dramatic climax (Magnus meets a car) and sentimental denouement( bacon rinds all around), Nigel's pacing is perfect. A winning combination of print and performance. K.T.B. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Harpercollins Childrens Books, 1984. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0060232315
Book Description Harpercollins Childrens Books, 1984. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110060232315
Book Description Harpercollins Childrens Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0060232315 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0013167
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