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Emily's Legs

3.74 of 5 stars 3.74  ·  rating details  ·  19 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Emily was like her 99 brothers and sisters, until she won all the eight-legged races at spider sports. People grew suspicious. And then, they counted her legs. She had ten! It's not her fault, but everyone turns against her. But there's something very special about Emily's legs that will change her life for ever.
Paperback, 62 pages
Published June 1st 2002 by Hodder & Stoughton (first published June 16th 1988)
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Emily's Legs by DKS is an emotional roller coaster of a book, suitable for newly confident readers.

Following DKSs other classic books, Emily's legs is the story of a young spider, outcast by family and other spiders for being different. Instead of rolling over in sadness and depression, she decides to deal with it as best she can and in the end finds acceptance from others first before being loved as she is by a male spider.

This story is rich in P4C lessons and morals. The initial idea was that
Gwion Russell
Emily's Legs is a moralistic and gripping story that tells the story of a 'spiderling' (a young spider) called Emily who is unaware of why she continues to win an eight-legged race against the other eight-legged young spiders. Emily discovers she is a unique ten-legged spider, however, and faces constant rejection from her family and friends, who in turn, order her prize to be revoked. She eventually meets another young spider, James, after she is sucked up by a humans vacuum cleaner, befriends ...more
Emily the spider is ostracized when her siblings realize she has ten legs, but is caught up in a cleaning frenzy and dumped outside... where she meets gracious young spider James, who falls in love and helps her escape. Together they go off to start a family. Light, quick read for young elementary students, with lovely illustrations.
Philippa Rae
Sweet funny story. I am a fan of Dick King's funny quirky animal stories.
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I enjoyed this book when I was a child.
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Dick King-Smith was born and raised in Gloucestershire, England, surrounded by pet animals. After twenty years as a farmer, he turned to teaching and then to writing children's books.

Dick writes mostly about animals: farmyard fantasy, as he likes to call it, often about pigs, his special favorites. He enjoys writing for children, meeting the children who read his books, and knowing that they get
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