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By Dick King-Smith, illustrated by Ann Kronheimer, published by Puffin, RRP £5.99
What’s the story: Babe is a runty little piglet taken away from his mother and siblings to be sold at a farmer’s fair. When Farmer Hogget wins him he is destined for fattening up and an eventual end on the dinner table. But brave Babe ducks away from death by learning new skills from his adoptive mother, Fly, the sheepdog.
Why we love it: Babe’s unique technique of speaking politely to the sheep will endear him to anyone. Funny and touching it’s just as delightful to read as it is to watch the 1995 film, which manages to stay very true to the text.
First published: 1983
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