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Chewing the Cud: An Unexpected Life from Farmyard to Hollywood | [Dick King-Smith]

Chewing the Cud: An Unexpected Life from Farmyard to Hollywood

Best known for his best-selling novel, Babe, which was made into a major motion picture, Dick King-Smith draws on his over 14 years of experience on Woodlands Farm to create this thoughtful and humorous memoir. His time on the farm inspired countless stories as well as the numerous lovable characters found in them. In Chewing the Cud, he candidly talks about what moved him to become a children’s author.
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Best known for his best-selling novel, Babe, which was made into a major motion picture, Dick King-Smith draws on his over 14 years of experience on Woodlands Farm to create this thoughtful and humorous memoir. His time on the farm inspired countless stories as well as the numerous lovable characters found in them. In Chewing the Cud, he candidly talks about what moved him to become a children’s author.

©2001 Dick King-Smith (P)2004 W.F. Howes, Ltd

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    Tina Nibley, UT, United States 09-23-12
    Tina Nibley, UT, United States 09-23-12 Member Since 2007

    I'm a mom. I have drama in my life. I don't want books with the F-bomb, nor graphic violence. I read for fun and to bring my family together. I read for reducing stress levels. We have never had a television in our home and our children are now mid twenties to 19. We listen together and look for belly-wrenching laughter. So what is it like to live without a TV? Awesomely educational and inspirational. Each new book is a marvel.

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    If you could sum up Chewing the Cud in three words, what would they be?

    Funny, educational, animal-friendly


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Dick. He is so funny about his trials in life and what he learned along the way. I loved his stories about the farm and how he learned he is not a businessman. We all learn what we aren't and sometimes forget what we are!


    Any additional comments?

    I loved all the animals. I feel like I have a connection with his farm. Animals are wonderful!

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