Dick King-Smith Ace: The Very Important Pig

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Ace: The Very Important Pig

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Meet Ace, Babe's great-grandson, who also gets a new cover from Knopf Paperbacks this season. "
A Horn Book Fanfare Honor Book
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A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year.  

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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 writes mostly about animals: farmyard fantasy, as he likes to call it, often about pigs, his special favorites.  He enjoys 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 is Babe, The Gallant Pig , which was recently made into a major motion picture, and was nominated for an Academy Award.  

Dick currently lives with his wife in a small 17th-century cottage, about three miles from the house where he was born.  

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Grade 3-5-- Ace is an intelligent, lovable, unlikely pig hero, similar to his ancestor Babe: The Gallant Pig (Crown, 1985). Ace is distinguished from his littermates by a black mark in the shape of a club from a deck of cards, and also by his ability to understand human speech. The lonely, good-natured Farmer Tubbs is used to talking to his animals, but he is amazed when this young piglet makes his wants known with different grunts. With the help of the clever house cat and by flattering a fat corgi, Ace gains entry to the house and makes himself comfortable watching the magic television box. Despite the fame that he achieves, the pig remains unspoiled and content with the simple pleasures: his animal friends and a good television show viewed from the comfort of his favorite armchair. King-Smith's delightful animal fantasy is lightly satirical, poking fun at human pretensions in the foibles of the animal characters. The division of the book into 14 short chapters makes it particularly appropriate as an introduction to longer fiction and well suited to teachers looking for read-aloud fiction. --Yvonne Frey, Peoria Pub . Schools, IL
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