Dick King-Smith

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Birthday
27, 1922
Birthplace
Bitton, England
Death Date
Jan 4, 2011 (88)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
27, 1922
Birthplace
Bitton, England
Death Date
Jan 4, 2011 (88)

About

English children's author whose 1983 work, The Sheep-Pig, was later adapted into the popular film Babe. His more than a hundred other works for children include Tumbleweed, Cuckoobush Farm, The Finger Eater, Mr. Ape, and the Sophie series.

Before Fame

He served in Italy during World War II and worked as a farmer for two decades. He published his first children's book, The Fox Busters, in 1978.

Trivia

He won the 1984 Guardian Children's Fiction Prize for The Sheep-Pig.

Family Life

He had three children and was married twice. He wed Zona Bedding in 2001, a year after the death of his first wife, Myrle.

Associated With

His 1978 work, The Fox Busters, was adapted into an animated TV series starring Whoopi Goldberg.