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Dick King-Smith Papers

Summary Information
Title: Dick King-Smith Papers
Dates: 1982
Creator: King-Smith, Dick
Extent: 5 folders
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-649
The collection contains photocopied galley and page proofs for 1 title.

Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for researchers with no restrictions. Registration with the collection is required.


This collection is protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials.


Magnus Powermouse, 1982

Biographical Sketch

Dick King-Smith was born March 27, 1922, in Bitton, Gloucestershire, England. He worked as a farmer for 20 years before earning a B.Ed from Bristol U. in 1975. The then taught primary school for 7 years, and became a full-time writer in 1982. His books for children have been praised for their warmth, sensitivity, and humor. His characters are animals, anthropomorphized to represent human foibles and strengths. His work has earned him several honors and awards.

Biographical Sources: Something About the Author , vols. 38, 47, 80, 135; Children's Literature Review , vol. 40

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains a corrected photocopy of a galley proof and two corrected page proofs, one a photocopy.

Subject Terms
Indexing Terms
  • The collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
  • King-Smith, Dick
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Magnus Powermouse 1982 
Note  New York: Harper & Row, 1982
Box MF1198
galley proof, corrected photocopy (57 p.)  Box MF1198
page proof, corrected photocopy (64 p.)  Box MF1198
page proof, corrected (125 p.)  Box MF1198