Farmer Hoggett thinks the piglet he wins at the fair is just one to be fattened up for the freezer until his old sheepdog, Fly, takes Babe under her wing and starts to train him to be a sheepdog too. Babe's methods are unconventional but successful and he wins the Grand Challenge Trials by being polite to his flock of sheep.
Winner of Guardian Children's Fiction Award 1984.
Dick King-Smith is bestknown for his third career as a writer. His phenomenally successful children's stories are marked by endearing humour and characters of unique depth and life. Dick lives in Keynsham, Avon.