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Walter R. Brooks

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(1886 - 1958)

Walter R. Brooks

Walter Rollin Brooks (January 9, 1886 – August 17, 1958) was an American writer best remembered for his short stories and children’s books, particularly those about Freddy the Pig and other anthropomorphic animal inhabitants of the “Bean farm” in upstate New York.

His most enduring works are the 26 books he wrote about Freddy the Pig and his friends.



Bibliography

The Art of Freddy the Pig (2002)

A large selection of Kurt Wiese’s illustrations of Freddy the pig, with accompanying text by Walter R. Brooks.

Author(s): Walter R. Brooks
Illustrator(s): Kurt Wiese

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The Clockwork Twin (1937)

Uncle Ben builds a clockwork boy so Adoniram will have a playmate, but Freddy discovers a real twin.

1938

Author(s): Walter R. Brooks
Kurt Wiese
Illustrator(s): Kurt Wiese

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The Collected Poems of Freddy the Pig (1953)

Here they are, the collected poems of Freddy the pig poet. Now you can read all the poems about the features in one place.

Author(s): Walter R. Brooks
Illustrator(s): Kurt Wiese

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Ernestine Takes Over (1935)

A book for adults by the author of Freddy the Pig.

Author(s): Walter R. Brooks
Illustrator(s): Herbert F. Roese

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Freddy and Freginald (1952)

Freginald, the bear poet, joins Mr. Boomschmidt’s Circus and meets Freddy the pig poet. This is the British edition of The Story of Freginald.

Author(s): Walter R. Brooks
Illustrator(s): Kurt Wiese

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Freddy and Mr. Camphor (1944)

Freddy is looking forward to a relaxing summer staying in a houseboat while he watches Mr. Camphor’s estate, when his old adversary Simon the rat shows up.

Author(s): Walter R. Brooks
Illustrator(s): Kurt Wiese

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Freddy and Simon the Dictator (1956)

Simon the rat with the assistance of the all-around scoundrel Herb Garble foments an animal revolt, but Freddy and his friends with the assistance of the loyal dogs are on top of it.

Author(s): Walter R. Brooks
Illustrator(s): Kurt Wiese

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Freddy and the Baseball Team from Mars (1955)

Freddy helps Mr. Boomschmidt organize an animal and Martian baseball team.

Author(s): Walter R. Brooks
Illustrator(s): Kurt Wiese

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Freddy and the Bean Home News (1943)

Freddy starts the animals’ own newspaper The Bean Home News and gets involved in the notorious affair of the cast iron deer.

Author(s): Walter R. Brooks
Illustrator(s): Kurt Wiese

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Freddy and the Dragon (1958)

Freddy and his friends help solve the crime wave in Centerboro.

Author(s): Walter R. Brooks
Illustrator(s): Kurt Wiese

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Freddy and the Flying Saucer Plans (1957)

Foreign spies are falling all over themselves trying to steal the plans to Uncle Ben’s flying saucer.

Author(s): Walter R. Brooks
Illustrator(s): Kurt Wiese

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Freddy and the Ignormus (1941)

No one has ever seen it, but everyone knows and fears the Ignormus living in the big woods. When things start to go missing from the Bean farm, Freddy finds the trail leads to an abandoned house - and the Ignormus.

Author(s): Walter R. Brooks
Illustrator(s): Kurt Wiese

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Freddy and the Men from Mars (1954)

When Freddy hears that Herb Garble claims to have captured six Martians, he smells a rat - and the real Martians agree with him.

Author(s): Walter R. Brooks
Illustrator(s): Kurt Wiese

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Freddy and the Perilous Adventure (1942)

Emma and Alice the ducks accept Freddy’s invitation to a balloon ascension and find themselves drifting off over the countryside.

Author(s): Walter R. Brooks
Illustrator(s): Kurt Wiese

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Freddy and the Popinjay (1945)

Freddy and his friends are kept busy around the farm in this volume of the Bean farm animals saga.

Author(s): Walter R. Brooks
Illustrator(s): Kurt Wiese

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Freddy and the Space Ship (1953)

Freddy and his friends take off in Uncle Ben’s space ship, but where did they land?

Author(s): Walter R. Brooks
Illustrator(s): Kurt Wiese

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The Freddy Anniversary Collection (2002)

An omnibus edition of the first three books about the Bean farm animals: To and Again (Freddy Goes to Florida), More To and Again (Freddy Goes to the North Pole), and Freddy the Detective.

Author(s): Walter R. Brooks
Illustrator(s): Kurt Wiese

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Freddy Goes Camping (1948)

Mr. Camphor is having aunt problems and calls on Freddy for help.

Author(s): Walter R. Brooks
Illustrator(s): Kurt Wiese

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