Dick King-Smith

Dick King-Smith’s beloved animal tales have sold over 15 million copies worldwide, and his book The Sheep-Pig was made into the film Babe. Before he became a writer, Dick King-Smith was a farmer and a teacher. He said, “I never dress my animals in clothes. They behave as animals should behave, with the exception that they open their mouths and speak the Queen’s English.” Dick King-Smith died in 2011 at the age of 88.