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Small but very determined Sophie wants to be a lady farmer when she grows up. Down in the potting shed, she has made a start and keeps flocks of free-range wood lice and herds of snails. Sophie's fond of most creatures but there's one she cannot stand: her prissy new neighbor Dawn!
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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.From School Library Journal:
Kindergarten-Grade 3-- Four-year-old Sophie is very fond of animals. In fact, her life's ambition is to become a lady farmer, as she explains to her family in great detail, including the names of the cow, hens, pony, and spotted pig she plans to buy when she saves enough "munny." In the meantime, she is honing her skills by keeping flocks and herds of wood lice, earwigs, and her favorite animals--snails. In this wonderful, easy reading, first chapter book, King-Smith introduces a determined and quite special heroine who will capture the hearts of all who come to know her. Her humorous antics, her dealings with her rambunctious six-year-old twin brothers, and her unique philosophies of life all ring pure and true and will leave their mark on readers. Minter-Kemp's numerous black-and-white line drawings capture the family's warmth and highlight the fun. For those children with an appreciation for the small wonders in life, add Sophie to your lists.
-Luann Toth, "School Library Journal"
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Book Description WALKER BOOKS LTD, 1994. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110744536227
Book Description Walker Books, 1994. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0744536227