by King-Smith, Dick | Reading age: from c 7 years
Published 05/07/2012 by Penguin Random House Children’s UK (Young Corgi) in the United Kingdom
Paperback | 384 pages
A super collection of five of Dick King-Smith’s most charming and hilarious animal stories. All Because of Jackson – Jackson is a very unusual rabbit – one who dreams of going to sea. So one day he stows away on the Atalanta and sails off in search of a new life . . .
The Catlady – Muriel lives alone with lots and lots of cats. But Muriel’s cats are no ordinary cats – they are people she once knew reincarnated in feline form!
The Guard Dog – The story of a ragged little pup with a grand ambition – to be a guard dog. The other pups laugh at him. Could such a small and scruffy dog really guard a home?
Hairy Hezekiah – Hezekiah lives a quiet life, and seems to be the only animal in the zoo without a friend. So he decides to escape and go on the run!
Horse Pie – Jenny the donkey finds herself unwelcome at the Old Horses’ Home, but when rustlers start looking for horses to make into pies, it’s up to Jenny to save the day.