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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (629 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dick King-Smith Narrator: Nathaniel Parke Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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When eight-year-old Kirstie brings home a strange egg from the Scottish shore, her family never expects it to hatch. But the next day, Kirstie discovers a baby sea monster swimming in her bathtub! Part horse, part toad, part turtle, and part crocodile, he's the oddest-looking creature Kirstie's family has ever seen. Only Kirstie's grandfather knows what the beastie really is: a Water Horse! This lovable creature is the perfect pet. The only trouble is, he can't stop growing. He gets bigger. And Bigger. And BIGGER. Before long, he's outgrown every loch in sight. Will they ever find a home that's large enough for their Water Horse?

A magical retelling of the legend of the Loch Ness Monster, The Water Horse is a timeless tale that will delight children of all ages.

A major feature film, starring Emily Watson, Ben Chaplin, and David Morrissey, has now been inspired by this book. Download and start listening now!


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Michelle | 2/20/2014

    " I enjoyed this classic tale of the water horse. I listened to it on audiobook being read by a Scotish man which gave the story so much more character! A perfect book for young children! Then of course you have to tell them the story of the Loch Ness "monster". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sq.Hill Library | 1/31/2014

    " _Water Horse_ isn't a new book, but it has recently been made into a feature film. For everyone who has ever wished and hoped that the Loch Ness Monster is real, this book is a magical story of a family in Scotland who find their own sea monster. This book is a great read-alike to _My Father's Dragon_ and would be a perfect read aloud chapter book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Andrea | 1/28/2014

    " I read this to my daughter(8) and it kept her engaged and interested. I think it would've even appealed to my 5 yr old son. A good read aloud for kids. We will watch the movie now and compare differences between the book and the movie. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jillybean | 1/25/2014

    " Perfect & quick read-aloud for ages 5-12. ALWAYS read the book before the movie! :) "

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About the Author
Author Dick King-Smith

Dick King-Smith was the pen name of Ronald Gordon King-Smith (1922–2011). He was a prolific English writer of children’s books, best known for The Sheep Pig, or Babe: The Gallant Pig, as it was know in the United States, which won the 1984 Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize and was adapted as the movie Babe. He was awarded an Honorary Master of Education by the University of the West of England in 1999 and appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 2010.