The Stray

King-Smith, Dick

Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers, 1996
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Synopsis: Illustrated in black-and-white. From the author of Babe: The Gallant Pig comes the story of spirited Henrietta Hickathrift who on her seventy-fifth birthday runs away from home - the old age home, that is. Ending up in the seaside town of Saltmouth with only a few pennies to her name, Henrietta is truly, as she says, a "stray old woman"--until she's found by the five children of the Good family: Angela, Eleanor, Rosie, Barney, and Rowley. The children decide to bake the stray a cake. But what begins as a birthday party becomes a permanent adoption as Henrietta's resourcefulness and good humor make her indispensable to everyone in the family. Written with Dick King-Smith's trademark charm, this warmly humorous tale about family and good will makes it clear that no one is ever too old to find--or give--happiness.  

About the Author: *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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