Everyone knows that in a battle between foxes and chickens, the chickens will always come off second best - that is, until the chickens of Foxearth farm put their minds to the problem. Unlike ordinary chickens, they can run very fast on their long legs, and fly great distances. In spite of al this, however, they are in constant danger from marauding foxes - until one hot summer, when things suddenly begin to change.
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Dick King-Smith served in the Grenadier Guards during the Second World War, and afterwards spent twenty years as a farmer in Gloucestershire, the county of his birth. Many of his stories are inspired by his farming experiences. Later he taught at a village primary school. His first book, The Fox Busters, was published in 1978. He wrote a great number of children's books, including The Sheep-Pig (winner of the Guardian Award and filmed as Babe), Harry's Mad, Noah's Brother, The Hodgeheg, Martin's Mice, Ace, The Cuckoo Child and Harriet's Hare (winner of the Children's Book Award in 1995). At the British Book Awards in 1991 he was voted Children's Author of the Year. In 2009 he was made OBE for services to children's literature. Dick King-Smith died in 2011 at the age of eighty-eight.
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Book Description Puffin Audio Books, 1998. No Binding. Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. Read by Robert Hardy . Booklet: As New . Cassettes x 2: As New . 1998. Bookseller Inventory # 10069