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by Dick King-Smith
Crowstarving was the ideal job for Spider - he was on his own - yet never alone, for all around him were animals of one sort or another. From sheep and horses to wild otters and foxes, Spider loves them all, even the crows must scare away the newly sown wheat.
Crowstarving was the ideal job for Spider - he was on his own - yet never alone, for all around him were animals of one sort or another. Discovered as a foundling in a lambing pen, Spider Sparrow grows up surrounded by animals. From sheep and horses to wild otters and foxes, Spider loves them all, even the crows must scare away the newly sown wheat. Amazingly, every animal who meets Spider implicitly trusts the young boy. This magical rapport is Spider's unique gift, but nothing else in his tough life is so easy.
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About Dick King-Smith
DICK KING-SMITH was a Gloucestershire farmer until the age of 45, when he gave up farming to become a primary school teacher. As a bestselling full-time author, his work received many awards including a Bronze Medal for the Smarties Prize of l997 for All Because of Jackson and the Children's Book Award in l995 for Harriet's Hare. In l992, he was also voted Children's Author of the Year. In l995, his top-selling title The Sheep-Pig was developed into a box-office movie, BABE, introducing hundreds of thousands of youngsters to his work. He died in 2011.
The Crowstarver by Dick King-Smith
Used - Very Good
Random House Children's Publishers UK
Winner of Smarties Book Prize Bronze Award 1998 Winner of Times Educational Supplement NASEN Award 1998 Short-listed for Smarties Book Prize 9-11 Category 1998
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