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by David Parkins,Dick King-Smith


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Author Dick King-Smith. Originally published in Great Britain by Penguin Children's Books in 1990. Published in hardcover by Crown Books for Young Readers in 1998. Educators and librarians, for a variety of teaching tools, visit us at.

Illustrated by. David Parkins. Booklist " It's an ideal family read-aloud. Will Captûre the Fancies of Many Fans". 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.

Dick King-Smith was born and raised in Gloucestershire, England, surrounded by pet animals. After twenty years as a farmer, he turned to teaching and then to writing children's books. He enjoys writing for children, meeting the children who read his books, and knowing that they get enjoyment from what he does. Among his well-loved books is Babe, The Gallant Pig, which was recently made into a major motion picture, and was nominated for an Academy Award.

Dick King-Smith, best known for The Sheep-Pig, which became the movie Babe, delivers another winner with The .

Dick King-Smith, best known for The Sheep-Pig, which became the movie Babe, delivers another winner with The Water Horse, set in Scotland in the 1930s. Young Kirstie discovers a sac-like object that she takes home and places in her water-filled bathtub. To the delight of Kirstie, her younger brother Angus and Kirstie’s grandfather (nicknamed Grumble), it hatches into a baby sea monster (called her a water-horse). kistie and he her brother Angues find a eg. he next day it hatches in the shed. The Waterhorse and Angues has lots of adventures on the water.

It was so intriguing that when I saw that the movie was based on a Dick King-Smith children's novel, I wanted to read the book

Dick King-Smith (Author) Dick King-Smith served in the Grenadier . At the British Book Awards in 1991 he was voted Children's Author of the Year.

Dick King-Smith (Author) Dick King-Smith served in the Grenadier Guards during the Second World War, and afterwards spent twenty years as a farmer in Gloucestershire, the county of his birth. Many of his stories are inspired by his farming experiences. In 2009 he was made OBE for services to children's literature. Dick King-Smith died in 2011 at the age of eighty-eight. Библиографические данные. Издание: перепечатанное.

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Ronald Gordon King-Smith OBE, Ho. Ed (27 March 1922 – 4 January 2011), was a prolific English writer of children's books, primarily using the pen name Dick King-Smith.

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Dick king-smith - The water horse - first . hardback printing- Viking 1990. jacket priced £. 9 net. . boards - contents fine- no ownership inscriptions- recently the basis of a film.

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

Comments: (7)

Delirium
Do you know what a “kelpie” is?   It is 1930, and eight year old Kirstie and her little brother Angus live with their parents and their grandfather, whom they call Grumble, on the coast of Scotland.  One day in March, while their merchant seaman father is away in quiet, tropical waters, there is a great storm, and afterwards, while they are beachcombing, Kirstie finds an egg the size of a cookie tin on the shore.  The children take it home and put it in the bathtub to see if it will hatch.  It does.  And what do you suppose it is?  It’s a kelpie, a sea monster, a Water Horse. 

     Eventually Mother, Grumble, and even Father when he returns home all find out about the creature. They decide to call it Crusoe.  As it grows, what can they do with it?  There is the fish pond, but nearby are enemies such as otters and herons, and the pond freezes in winter.  Then there is the small lochan close to their house, but a lot of traffic goes by, and the family is afraid that someone will spot Crusoe, who continues to grow bigger and bigger.  Where do you think that he ends up?   Dick King-Smith is best known as award-winning author of Babe: The Gallant Pig.  We have read and reviewed some of his other books, such as Harry’s Mad, The School Mouse, and Mr. Ape.

     We watched the 2007 film The Water Horse directed by Jay Russell with screenplay written by Robert Nelson Jacobs, and starring Alex Etel, recently as our family video.  It was so intriguing that when I saw that the movie was based on a Dick King-Smith children's novel, I wanted to read the book. Although significant differences exist between the film and the novel, there is no content in either which parents need be concerned about.  It is not only a sweet, charming story that children seem to enjoy greatly but is also a worthwhile adventure for readers of all ages as an imaginative explanation for a very well known legend.
Buriwield
Set in the 1930’s, this tale was a charming interpretation of the origins of the Loch Ness monster. The novel was perfect for my students to compare and contrast with the movie, which had significant differences. It certainly allows children’s imagination to soar, and is the perfect introduction to begin dissecting other legends and myths. It is quite a magical story, and has no content that parents need be concerned about.

As far as the backbone of the story, it offered little in the way of literary elements. I’ve certainly read children’s books with stronger character development than this one. Nonetheless, it is a sweet story that children seem to greatly enjoy.
Araath
I discovered the charming novels of Dick King Smith when I was substitute teaching in grade schools back in the 1990s. "The Water Horse" is the most recent one I've read. It's sweet, but lacks the tension and mild conflict found in "Babe" or "Martin's Mice." It is a bit bland. "The Water Horse" would appeal to the youngest of readers who would then move up to "Babe" and "Martin's Mice." Older kids would enjoy re-reading the book and then renting the well done movie version and comparing and contrasting them. "The Water Horse" is a gentle tale, perfect for a parent or older sibling to read to a preschooler or kindergartener. It's a perfect introduction to the works of Dick King Smith.
Qumenalu
I saw this first as a film, and was intrigued by it. So much so, that I wanted to read it. Sometimes I think it is fun to "reverse the order" in this way. The book is a charming and a worthwhile adventure for children of "all ages".
showtime
Beautiful story, not just for little readers!
Vizuru
great thanks
Kazigrel
Most children will enjoy reading this book. My granddaughter liked the book and wanted me to keep reading. Very interesting story.
My 9 year old daughter loves this book and has read it twice. If your child loves Nessie she'll love this book.
The Water Horse download epub
Growing Up & Facts of Life
Author: David Parkins,Dick King-Smith
ISBN: 0375842314
Category: Children's Books
Subcategory: Growing Up & Facts of Life
Language: English
Publisher: Yearling; Media Tie In edition (November 13, 2007)
Pages: 128 pages