ERIC Number: EJ720772
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Publication Date: 2005-Mar
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Author! Author! The Gallant Children's Author: Dick King-Smith
Brodie, Carolyn S.
School Library Media Activities Monthly, v21 n7 p43-45 Mar 2005
This column presents a brief biography of Dick King-Smith. Born on March 27, 1922 and raised in Gloucestershire, England, he grew up with animals of all kinds. King-Smith was a farmer for twenty years and then became a school teacher. He was also a soldier during wartime, a traveling salesman, shoe factory worker, and television presenter. He later began writing children's books and has published well over 100 titles. He writes primarily about animals, especially pigs, and calls this particular genre "farmyard fantasy." King-Smith was voted Children's Author of the Year at the 1992 British Book Awards and he is said to be Roald Dahl's successor in children's literature, for his popularity and quality. A selected bibliography is provided, along with related websites.
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)