Dick King-Smith

Magic Stories
  • Magic Stories

  • Brought to you by Puffin.

    Puffin presents a collection of magical stories from master storyteller, Dick King-Smith.

    This collection of exciting stories includes The Magic Carpet Slippers!

    The great thing about being 75 years old is that you can wear your slippers everywhere - Percy Sloggett wears his in the garden and to the shops as well as in the house. In time his battered old slippers need to be replaced and he gets something of a surprise when he discovers that his new pair are magic. They make him feel years younger and also make him strong and clever.

    Percy is desperate to tell someone his secret and so tells his friend's grand-daughter, Lollie - for of course children understand magic better than adults do. Percy's slippers turn out to be life-savers as they enable him to leap across the road to save Lollie from a disaster!

    The other brilliant stories included in this collection are: The Magic Carpet Slippers, Uncle Bumpo, Philibert the First and The Ghost at Codlin Castle

    'Sparkling humour and wonderful characters are Dick King-Smith's trademarks' - Books for Your Children

    © The Estate of Dick King-Smith 2022 (P) Penguin Audio 2022

RELEASED 22/09/2022

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. He wrote a great number of children's books, including The Sheep-Pig (winner of the Guardian Award and filmed as Babe), Harry's Mad, The Hodgeheg, Martin's Mice, The Invisible Dog, The Queen's Nose and The Crowstarver. At the British Book Awards in 1991 he was voted Children's Author of the Year. In 2009 he was made OBE for services to children's literature. Dick King-Smith died in 2011 at the age of eighty-eight.

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