Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Life Imitates Fiction

Dick King Smith stories come to life in this article about a pig who is afraid of mud.

For the unitiated and unfamiliar, Dick King Smith has written numerous children's stories, the one you may be familiar was turned into an appallingly bad film called Babe based on his charming book, The Sheep-Pig. My favourite was always Daggie Dogfoot.

It is unfortunate that so many British children's authors just never made it over here, although, perhaps if they had, JK Rowling wouldn't have been elevated to the creative genius status that she has. Not to say that her books aren't good: she's just following in the tradition of many British children's authors that have written creative and compelling stories that are as entertaining to adults as they are to children.

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