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The jenius, Dick King-Smith; Illustrated by Peter Firmin

Label
The jenius
Title
The jenius
Statement of responsibility
Dick King-Smith; Illustrated by Peter Firmin
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Judy's classmates snigger when she claims guinea pigs are brainy. But, when her guinea pigs have a baby son, she decides to call him Jenius and train him to prove her point. Soon he can do all kinds of clever tricks, and Judy can't wait to show him off at school. After all, what could possibly go wrong?
Biographical or historical data
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. Later he taught at a village primary school. His first book, The Fox Busters, was published in 1978. 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, Noah's Brother, The Hodgeheg, Martin's Mice, Ace, The Cuckoo Child and Harriet's Hare (winner of the Children's Book Award in 1995). 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.
Cataloging source
UK-WkNB
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King-Smith, Dick
Dewey number
JF
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • From Kindergarten to Third Grade
  • From 7
Literary form
novels
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Firmin, Peter
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  • Guinea pigs
  • 7-9 years; Fiction; Ordinary Printed Book Format; Non-character; Non Tie-in
  • Fiction 7+
  • General Fiction
  • Developing Reader
Summary expansion
Dick King-Smith, creator of 'Babe the Sheep-Pig', presents the cleverest guinea pig in the world! Judy's classmates snigger when she claims guinea pigs are brainy. But, when her guinea pigs have a baby son, she decides to call him Jenius and train him to prove her point. Soon he can do all kinds of clever tricks, and Judy can't wait to show him off at school. After all, what could possibly go wrong?
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The jenius, Dick King-Smith; Illustrated by Peter Firmin
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Paperback. Re-numbered item (originally 0140389482). B-format paperback
Control code
9780141312866
Dimensions
20x13x1 cm.
Extent
80 p.
Isbn
9780141312866
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
The jenius, Dick King-Smith; Illustrated by Peter Firmin
Publication
Note
Paperback. Re-numbered item (originally 0140389482). B-format paperback
Control code
9780141312866
Dimensions
20x13x1 cm.
Extent
80 p.
Isbn
9780141312866
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
regular print

Library Locations

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