The Sheep-Pig
The Sheep-Pig

KING-SMITH, Dick (author). Mary RAYNER (illustrator). The Sheep-Pig.

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KING-SMITH, Dick (author). Mary RAYNER (illustrator). The Sheep-Pig. London; Victor Gollancz Ltd. 1983.

8vo. Publisher's mid-blue linson boards lettered gilt to spine, in pictorial dustwrapper with wrap-around design by Mary Rayner; pp. [viii], 9-118; with pictorial title and line illustrations throughout; a fine, uninscribed, copy protected by an equally fine, unclipped dustwrapper (£5.50) with perhaps a touch of fading to red lettering to spine.
First edition. A well-loved modern children's classic which was adapted to film, as Babe, in 1995. An orphaned pig is won in a competition in a county fair by farmer Arthur Hoggett and is taught to herd sheep.