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The Water Horse (Media Tie In, Reprint) (Paperback) by Dick King-Smith

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From the award-winning author of "Babe: The Gallant Pig" comes the story of how the Loch Ness Monster finds his home, thanks to the human family that raises him.



Book Synopsis



Dick King-Smith's classic story about a very unusual pet--a water horse!--returns with a charming new cover to win over a new generation of readers!

When eight-year-old Kirstie finds a strange egg near her home, she has no idea what will come out. Part horse, part toad, part turtle, and part crocodile? Only Kirstie's grandfather knows what it is: a water horse! While it is certainly the oddest-looking creature Kirstie has ever seen, it is also the gentlest. But soon, the unusual pet gets bigger. And bigger. And BIGGER. Will Kirstie and her family be able to keep their new pet or will he have to make a splash in someone else's home?

"A rich, mostly tender fairy tale that combines elements of such children's classics as The Secret of Roan Inish, E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, and Born Free. . . . Combining the best of fantasy and somber reflection, The Water Horse is a lovely ride." --The Washington Post on the film adaptation

"Well-written, fast-paced . . . with appealing, distinctive characters, humor, and drama. King-Smith's imaginative spin on an old myth makes the outrageous possible." --Booklist

"One of the most delightful children's authors." --The Guardian on Dick King-Smith



From the Back Cover



MONSTER MADNESS

When eight-year-old Kirstie brings home a strange egg from the Scottish shore, her family never expects it to hatch. But the next day, Kirstie discovers a baby sea monster swimming in her bathtub! Part horse, part toad, part turtle, and part crocodile, he's the oddest-looking creature Kirstie's family has ever seen. Only Kirstie's grandfather knows what the beastie really is -- a Water Horse!

This lovable creature is the perfect pet. The only trouble is, he can't stop growing! He gets bigger. And BIGGER. And BIGGER. Before long, he's outgrown nearly every loch in sight. Will they ever find a home that's large enough for their Water Horse?



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"A rich, mostly tender fairy tale that combines elements of such children's classics as The Secret of Roan Inish, E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, and Born Free. . . . Combining the best of fantasy and somber reflection, The Water Horse is a lovely ride." --The Washington Post on the film adaptation

"Well-written, fast-paced . . . with appealing, distinctive characters, humor, and drama. King-Smith's imaginative spin on an old myth makes the outrageous possible." --Booklist

"One of the most delightful children's authors." --The Guardian on Dick King-Smith



About The Author



Dick King-Smith was born and raised in Gloucestershire, England. After twenty years as a farmer, he turned to teaching and then to writing children's books that have received critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic. Among his well-loved novels are Babe: The Gallant Pig, Harry's Mad, Martin's Mice, Ace: The Very Important Pig, The Robber Boy, The Invisible Dog, Three Terrible Trins, Harriet's Hare, The Stray, A Mouse Called Wolf, and Mr. Ape. Mr. King-Smith passed in away in 2011, but his stories live on.
Dimensions (Overall): 7.64 Inches (H) x 5.29 Inches (W) x .33 Inches (D)
Weight: .23 Pounds
Suggested Age: 9-12 Years
Number of Pages: 118
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Legends + Myths + Fables / General, Animals / Pets
Publisher: Yearling Books
Format: Paperback
Author: Dick King-Smith
Language: English
Street Date: November 1, 2007
TCIN: 11455177
UPC: 9780375842313
Item Number (DPCI): 059-13-0222
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 7.5 inches length x 5.1 inches width x 0.25 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.2 pounds
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