Author Dick King-Smith dies aged 88

From the Adelaide Now website:

Dick King-Smith, the British author of the popular children’s books which spawned the hit film Babe, has died at the age of 88.

The prolific writer, whose 1983 book The Sheep-Pig was made into the 1995 film Babe, died in his sleep on Tuesday at his home near Bath in southwest England, said a spokeswoman for his publisher, Random House.

He is believed to have been in poor health in recent years.

King-Smith described his creations as “farmyard fantasies” for children and many of his more than 100 books featured animals, drawing on the two decades he spent as a farmer after fighting in World War II.

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