When Old Smelly the tramp mets Eric Stanley Pigeon, it's his lucky day! Old Smelly loves to bet on the horse races, but he never has much luck - until he meets Eric Stanley Pigeon, that is. For this young bird has a very unusual talent...Old Smelly dreams of winning a fortune, but will his dreams come true?
A warm and funny story about a remarkable pigeon, from Britain's best loved teller of animal tales
"Dick King-Smith has brought magic into the lives of millions of children" Parents Magazine "The animal stories of Dick King-Smith have revitalised the tradition so completely that other writers who put words into animals' mouths are outclassed" Times Educational Supplement "Sparkling humour and wonderful characters are Dick King-Smith's trademarks" Books for Your Children "Remember those wonderful occasions as a child when a book gave you reassurance, warmth, humour and a cracking story? King-Smith's animal stories hit that mark every time" Oxford Times
DICK KING-SMITH was a Gloucestershire farmer until the age of 45, when he gave up farming to become a primary school teacher. As a bestselling full-time author, his work received many awards including a Bronze Medal for the Smarties Prize of l997 for All Because of Jackson and the Children's Book Award in l995 for Harriet's Hare. In l992, he was also voted Children's Author of the Year. In l995, his top-selling title The Sheep-Pig was developed into a box-office movie, BABE, introducing hundreds of thousands of youngsters to his work. He died in 2011.