Fitzherbert's mother is a goose, but his father was a swan - which makes him a swoose! As Fitzherbert grows up he decisdes he wants to fly and he wants to meet his father. His search begins, but what he finds is fame and fortune of a most unexpected kind.
Dick King-Smith spent twenty years as a farmer, and many of his stories are inspired by his farming experiences. He won the Guardian Award with his book, THE SHEEP-PIG, which later inspired the blockbuster film, BABE. He is one of the most popular living children's authors. Dick lives in the West Country, has three children, a large number of grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.