History Creator / DickKingSmith

1st Aug '17 6:52:10 PM PaulA
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* CatsAreMean: Ultimately subverted in ''Ace'', where Clarence the cat is, at worst, a JerkWithAHeartOfGold, and is quick to befriend the titular pig. Also in ''Find the White Horse'', where Squintum the cat leads a group of two dogs and a pigeon to find the original home of his first canine companion (he briefly contemplated eating the pigeon as she seemed useless, but quickly came to appreciate her as a friend).

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* CatsAreMean: CatsAreMean:
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Ultimately subverted in ''Ace'', where Clarence the cat is, at worst, a JerkWithAHeartOfGold, and is quick to befriend the titular pig. pig.
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Also averted in ''Find the White Horse'', where Squintum the cat leads a group of two dogs and a pigeon to find the original home of his first canine companion (he briefly contemplated eating the pigeon as she seemed useless, but quickly came to appreciate her as a friend).
1st Aug '17 5:03:14 PM MarcusSLazarus
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* CatsAreMean: Ultimately subverted in ''Ace'', where Clarence the cat is, at worst, a JerkWithAHeartOfGold, and is quick to befriend the titular pig.

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* CatsAreMean: Ultimately subverted in ''Ace'', where Clarence the cat is, at worst, a JerkWithAHeartOfGold, and is quick to befriend the titular pig. Also in ''Find the White Horse'', where Squintum the cat leads a group of two dogs and a pigeon to find the original home of his first canine companion (he briefly contemplated eating the pigeon as she seemed useless, but quickly came to appreciate her as a friend).



* DisabilitySuperpower: Daggie Dogfoot in ''Pigs Might Fly'' has a plausible, pig-specific one -- his malformed front feet resemble paws, enabling him to swim. Later, as the title suggests, he "flies."
* DumbDodoBird: ''Dodos are Forever'' is about a family of dodos who are smart enough to see the writing on the wall and attempt to escape their impending extinction.

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* DisabilitySuperpower: Daggie Dogfoot in ''Pigs Might Fly'' has a plausible, pig-specific one -- his malformed front feet resemble paws, enabling him to swim. swim without the risk of basically cutting his own throat with sharp trotters. Later, as the title suggests, he "flies."
"flies"; he is being carried back to his farm underneath a helicopter and it looks to the other animals as though he is actually flying for the machine.
* DumbDodoBird: ''Dodos are Forever'' is about a family of dodos who are smart enough enough- with the aid of a marooned parrot- to see the writing on the wall and attempt to escape their impending extinction.



* HeroicAlbino: In ''The School Mouse'', the mouse protagonist crosses paths with an albino mouse. Initially she is terrified by him, believing him to be the ghost of her dead friend, but he actually turns out to be quite nice.

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* HeroicAlbino: In ''The School Mouse'', the mouse protagonist crosses paths with an albino mouse. Initially she is terrified by him, believing him to be the ghost of her dead friend, brother, but he actually turns out to be quite nice.
28th Apr '17 1:17:58 PM Chariset
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* DisabilitySuperpower: Daggie Dogfoot in ''Pigs Might Fly'' has a plausible, pig-specific one -- his malformed front feet resemble paws, enabling him to swim. Later, as the title suggests, he "flies."
11th Dec '16 6:01:59 PM lucy24
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** The term "bitch" was used a quite a bit in ''The Sheep-Pig''. Not as the insult or general swear word that it's commonly used for today, but for its original synonym for a female dog.

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** The term "bitch" was is used a quite a bit in ''The Sheep-Pig''. Not Sheep-Pig''--not as the an insult or general swear word that it's commonly used for today, word, but for with its original synonym for literal sense of a female dog.
11th Dec '16 5:59:31 PM lucy24
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Dick King-Smith (1922 2011) was a prolific English author of children's books, mostly about animals. His single most famous book is ''The Sheep-Pig'', which was the basis of the film ''Film/{{Babe}}''.

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Dick King-Smith (1922 2011) was a prolific English author of children's books, mostly about animals. His single most famous book is ''The Sheep-Pig'', Sheep-Pig'' (published in the US as ''Babe: the Gallant Pig''), which was the basis of the film ''Film/{{Babe}}''.
18th Jul '16 8:32:10 PM PaulA
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He also wrote a sequel to ''The Sheep-Pig'', ''Ace'', which was ''not'' the basis of the sequel to ''Babe''.


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He also wrote a sequel to ''The Sheep-Pig'', ''Ace'', which was ''not'' the basis of the sequel to ''Babe''. ''Ace'' tells of Babe's great-grandson Ace -- so named because he has a spot on his side that resembles the Ace of Clubs -- who has the curious and unique ability to perfectly understand human language. None of the characters from the original book appear, though Babe and the Hoggetts are mentioned a few times.


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* AnimalAthleteLoophole: In ''The Sheep-Pig'', there AintNoRule that says a pig can't compete in a sheepherding dog trial!


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* CatsAreMean: Ultimately subverted in ''Ace'', where Clarence the cat is, at worst, a JerkWithAHeartOfGold, and is quick to befriend the titular pig.
31st May '16 11:14:26 PM PaulA
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* AudienceMurmurs: In ''Sophie Hits Six'', Sophie gets into big trouble with her teacher when she follows her dad's advice and plays her crowd scene by shouting, "Rhubarb, rhubarb, rhubarb!"
* CunningLikeAFox: Foxes are occasionally portrayed as cunning, with ''The Foxbusters'' as an example. But this is decidedly secondary to their main characteristic of being vile Nazi stand-ins. (Unlike many authors who write about foxes, Dick King-Smith was a farmer.)



* DumbDodoBird: ''Dodos are Forever'' is about a family of dodos who are smart enough to see the writing on the wall and attempt to escape their impending extinction.



* HeroicAlbino: In ''The School Mouse''

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* HeroicAlbino: In ''The School Mouse''Mouse'', the mouse protagonist crosses paths with an albino mouse. Initially she is terrified by him, believing him to be the ghost of her dead friend, but he actually turns out to be quite nice.
11th Dec '15 10:48:54 PM PaulA
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* TomboyandGirlyGirl: The scruffy aspiring farmer protagonist of the ''Sophie'' books, compared with her pigtailed archnemesis Dawn.

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* TomboyandGirlyGirl: TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The scruffy aspiring farmer protagonist of the ''Sophie'' books, compared with her pigtailed archnemesis Dawn.
11th Dec '15 1:07:57 PM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* TomboyandGirlyGirl: The scruffy aspiring farmer protagonist of the ''Sophie'' books, compared with her pigtailed archnemesis Dawn.
29th Nov '14 9:30:30 PM PaulA
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* InterspeciesAdoption: ''The Sheep-Pig'', in which a piglet is raised by a sheep-dog. ''Dragon Boy'', in which an orphaned boy is taken in by a pair of dragons, uses the trope in a more fantastic way.

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* InterspeciesAdoption: InterspeciesAdoption:
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''The Sheep-Pig'', in which a piglet is raised by a sheep-dog. sheep-dog.
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''Dragon Boy'', in which an orphaned boy is taken in by a pair of dragons, uses the trope in a more fantastic way. way.
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