Josie Rogers – Ambrose Follows His Nose

Published on Monday, May 29th, 2023

If you live in or near Glasgow, we invite you to join Josie Rogers, co-author of Ambrose Follows His Nose, the magical story of an ordinary rabbit with an extraordinary sense of smell! Ambrose Follows His Nose was an unfinished story started by Josie’s great-grandfather – none other than Dick King-Smith, the Master of Animal […]

Read More

Tales Of Adventurous Children

Published on Thursday, April 20th, 2023

Puffin presents seven stories, in audio for the first time, from master storyteller Dick King-Smith. Tales Of Adventurous Children includes seven fantastic audiobook stories: Connie and Rolo, Warlock Watson, Bobby the Bad, Dragon Boy, What Sadie Saw, Treasure Trove and Back to Front Benjy. It is out now!

Read More

Babe Movie Star Imitates Art By Saving Piglet

Published on Thursday, April 13th, 2023

Babe star James Cromwell, who starred as Farmer Hoggett in the blockbuster film, recently rescued a piglet and gave it a perfect name. Based on Dick King-Smith’s 1983 novel The Sheep-Pig, Babe centres on a special pig who wishes to perform the duties of a sheepdog. “Having had the privilege of witnessing and experiencing pigs’ […]

Read More

Friends of St. Mary’s Church, Bampton

Published on Friday, March 31st, 2023

Right at the end of Dick King-Smith’s Centenary Year, a special fund-raiser for St. Mary’s Church, Bampton brought together Josie Rogers (Dick’s co-author of “Ambrose Follows His Nose”), and two of Dick’s children, Liz (a long-time Bampton resident) and Giles, for an afternoon presentation of Dick’s life and career, with readings and a Q&A. Josie, […]

Read More

Mary Rayner

Published on Friday, March 24th, 2023

The King-Smith family are saddened to hear the news about Mary Rayner, who has died aged 89. Mary was a brilliant writer and illustrator, who did sterling work on some of Dick’s early stories Daggie Dogfoot (1980), Magnus Powermouse (1982) and The Sheep-Pig (1983). One of her most memorable books was the brilliant Mr and […]

Read More

Follow Your Nose!

Published on Tuesday, March 21st, 2023

Follow your nose to the special Dick King-Smith afternoon! This year marks the centenary of Dick King-Smith’s birth, and to celebrate, there will be a talk on Sunday 26th March at St Mary’s Church, Bampton, Oxfordshire. Two of Dick’s children, Liz and Giles as well as Dick’s great granddaughter Josie Rogers, will be there to […]

Read More

Ambrose Follows His Nose Paperback Edition!

Published on Friday, March 10th, 2023

An exciting new paperback edition in celebration of the centenary of Dick King-Smith’s birth, Ambrose Follows His Nose is a funny and poignant animal story which was recently discovered in Dick’s daughter’s attic and was completed by his great granddaughter, Josie Rogers. Ambrose may seem like an ordinary rabbit but he has the most extraordinary […]

Read More

The Sheep-Pig 40th Anniversary Edition!

Published on Friday, March 10th, 2023

This wonderful NEW 40th anniversary edition of The Sheep-Pig comes with a delightful introduction by Michael Morpurgo. The Sheep-Pig is one of Dick King-Smith’s most famous tales. It shot to further fame when the film adaptation, Babe, was released in 1995. ‘Why can’t I learn to be a Sheep-Pig?’ When Babe, the little orphaned piglet, […]

Read More

Dick King-Smith Family Activity Day

Published on Tuesday, February 28th, 2023

Gloucester Cathedral and the King-Smith family are delighted to invite you all to a day of celebration marking Dick King-Smith’s centenary year. We would love you all to join us on Saturday 11th March 2023. Dick King-Smith is most famous for writing ‘The Sheep-Pig’, the novel which inspired the Oscar-winning film, ‘Babe’. His other heart-warming […]

Read More

Wilfred Reborn!

Published on Wednesday, January 11th, 2023

Having been given to Dick when he was an infant, and present throughout his life, Wilfred was looking a bit worn and tired after about 100 years of life! Thanks to the brilliant Teddy Bear Ladies Julie and Amanda from the BBC’s The Repair Shop programme, Wilfred has been repaired and rejuvenated, and looks like […]

Read More
Dick King-Smith site illustration