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The Sheep-Pig

Narrated by: Stephen Thorne
Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
Categories: Children, Animal Stories
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Summary

When Babe, the little orphaned piglet, is won at a fair by Farmer Hogget, he is adopted by Fly, the kind-hearted sheep-dog. Babe is determined to learn everything he can from Fly. He knows he can't be a sheep-dog. But maybe, just maybe, he might be a sheep-pig.

©1983 ©1983 Dick King-Smith (P)2014 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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"An unexpectedly thrilling, funny charmer of a book." ( The Guardian)
"Dick King-Smith is a huge favourite with children." ( The Observer)

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My daughter loved this audiobook and could not wait to listen to it each night before bed.

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  • AudioAddict
  • 12-02-16

My favorite animal story. It's so adorable!

STORY - Babe (or B-a-a-a-a-a-b as pronounced by the sheep) is a pig who is raised by a collie sheepdog and wants to follow in his mother's footsteps. Most of the story takes place on a sheep farm somewhere in Wales or maybe Ireland (not sure). Yes, it's totally fictitious and unbelievable, complete with talking animals, but it's heartwarming and clever. If you saw the movie "Babe," this is the same story.

PERFORMANCE - Good job.

OVERALL - I listened to this book alone because I loved the movie years ago and wanted to hear the story again, but I'd highly recommend it for family road trips! One caution for animal-lovers, however: There is a sad part, but it doesn't last long and then the story is happy again.

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  • David A. Heckman
  • 18-01-15

I loved it

If you lived the movie Babe you will love the story it's based on. I love this story very much. I'm sure you will too.

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  • Canberra Dilettante
  • 17-01-15

Really: just lovely

The originsl story behinf Australian film "Babe", about the sheep herding piglet. Here, Babe grows into a proper adult Great White hog, and alas, there are no singing mice, but it's still a beautiful story, with beautiful narration. Recommended for young and old alike.


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  • Amy G.
  • 24-05-16

Awesome

IT IS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD!!!!! If you like sip rises or comity this is defiantly the book for you.

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  • bg
  • 13-03-16

Hilarious

This is a great little book. Listen to it with your kids or on your own. Definitely a fun read!

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  • Linda
  • 04-02-15

That'll do

Words of praise shepherds have for their sheep dogs ring true in this delightful story about a pig who embarks on a life and career far different from the norm when he winds up at farmer Hoggit's sheep farm

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  • Skipper
  • 22-01-15

A treat

This is one book that I appreciated hearing read aloud perhaps more than I would have actually reading it. The narration was so very skillful. I especially enjoyed hearing Mrs. Hoggett voiced. No, maybe Fly was my favorite. I can't decide. It was a lovely story, and I thank author and narrator for a delightful experience.

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  • Charles
  • 21-01-15

Incredible. I loved it.

I loved it. It was a very memorable book that I would love to show to show to my grandchildren

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  • CourtneyWNY
  • 24-02-15

Just delightful!!

I very much enjoyed both the book and its performance! It's a lovely lesson on politeness and not being prejudiced, while at the same time being very entertaining and funny!

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  • Daniel
  • 19-10-17

Awesome read!!

If you liked the movie then you will love this book! Everything about this reading is outstanding. I have over 600 books in my library and I consider this as one of the best.