History Creator / DickKingSmith

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.
29th Nov '14 5:24:45 PM Azvolrien
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* InterspeciesAdoption: ''The Sheep-Pig'', in which a piglet is raised by a sheep-dog.

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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.
22nd Feb '14 3:44:34 PM DivineDeath
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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.
18th Dec '13 12:11:56 AM PaulA
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Another of his books was the basis of the film ''The Water Horse''. ''Harry's Mad'' was the basis for a live action TV series, as was ''The Queen's Nose'' (one of his few books ''not'' about animals) and ''WesternAnimation/TheFoxbusters'' had an AnimatedAdaptation.

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Another of his books was the basis of the film ''The Water Horse''. ''Harry's Mad'' was the basis for a live action TV series, as was ''The Queen's Nose'' (one of his few books ''not'' about animals) and ''WesternAnimation/TheFoxbusters'' ''The Foxbusters'' had [[WesternAnimation/TheFoxbusters an AnimatedAdaptation.
animated adaptation]].
18th Dec '13 12:02:34 AM SeptimusHeap
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Another of his books was the basis of the film ''The Water Horse''. ''Harry's Mad'' was the basis for a live action TV series, as was ''The Queen's Nose'' (one of his few books ''not'' about animals) and ''TheFoxbusters'' had an AnimatedAdaptation.

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Another of his books was the basis of the film ''The Water Horse''. ''Harry's Mad'' was the basis for a live action TV series, as was ''The Queen's Nose'' (one of his few books ''not'' about animals) and ''TheFoxbusters'' ''WesternAnimation/TheFoxbusters'' had an AnimatedAdaptation.
4th Mar '13 7:43:45 PM PaulA
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* HisNameReallyIsBarkeep: Farmer Farmer in ''The Fox Busters''.
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