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Kurt Wiese

Author, Illustrator

(1887 - 1974)

Kurt Wiese

Kurt Wiese (April 22, 1887 - May 27, 1974) was an award-winning German-born book illustrator. Wiese wrote and illustrated 20 children’s books and illustrated another 300 for other authors.



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The Adventures of Mario (1930)

Mario, the young hero of the book, helpless after the death of his mother and driven by an inner force as the animals are, grows up in the depths of the forest where he becomes one of the wild things.

1930

Author(s): Waldemar Bonsels
Illustrator(s): Kurt Wiese

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The Adventures of Monkey (1943)

The roguish Monkey and his encounters with major and minor spirits, gods, demigods, demons, ogres, monsters, and fairies.

Author(s): Arthur Waley
Ch’eng-en Wu
Illustrator(s): Kurt Wiese

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Alexander, the Tale of a Monkey (1934)

A delightful tale about a baby monkey who becomes a pet and the many escapades he gets into.

1934

Author(s): Edith Brown
Marion Brown
Illustrator(s): Kurt Wiese

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All the Mowgli Stories (1936)

Mowgli was lost in the jungles of India as a child and adopted into a family of wolves. This is a collection of short stories about him.

1936

Author(s): Rudyard Kipling
Illustrator(s): Kurt Wiese

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Animal Story Parade (1951)

A collection of stories from Story Parade magazine.

Author(s): Elizabeth Coatsworth
Antonio Joaquin Robles Soler
Various
Illustrator(s): Tibor Gergely
Feodor Rojankovsky
Kurt Wiese

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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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Bambi (1928)

Bambi: A Life in the Woods” by Felix Salten was originally published in Austria in 1923. Simon & Schuster’s 1928 edition is based on an English translation by Whittaker Chambers.

Author(s): Felix Salten
Kurt Wiese
Illustrator(s): Kurt Wiese

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Bambi’s Children (1939)

The sequel to Bambi follows the lives of the twin children of Bambi and his cousin Faline as they grow from fawns through adulthood.

Author(s): Felix Salten
Illustrator(s): Kurt Wiese

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A Beast Called an Elephant (1955)

When the first elephant in America ends up in Jed’s Uncle Hach’s barn everyone is in for some exciting times.

Author(s): Phil Stong
Illustrator(s): Kurt Wiese

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Captain Kidd’s Cow (1941)

When their houseboat is threatened a gang of boys hijacks it and sets out down the Mississippi as pirates.

Author(s): Phil Stong
Kurt Wiese
Illustrator(s): Kurt Wiese

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Censored the Goat (1945)

Jerry and Les lease their pet goat John Paul Jones to the U.S. Navy for the duration. Letters from servicemen chronicle his adventures on sea and land as he helps defeat the Japanese.

Author(s): Phil Stong
Illustrator(s): Kurt Wiese

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Children Everywhere (1958)

A collection of stories and poems about children around the world for older readers.

Author(s): Eleanor Estes
Rachel Field
Robert Frost
Sterling North
Johanna Spyri
Et al
Illustrator(s): Maurice Sendak
Kate Seredy
Louis Slobodkin
Hilda van Stockum
Kurt Wiese
Et al

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The Children’s Hour Volume 4 (1953)

A collection of humorous and nonsense stories and verse.  Includes a selection from Mr. Popper's Penguins with illustrations by Robert Lawson. 

Author(s): Florence Atwater
Richard Atwater
Walter R. Brooks
Richard Hughes
Hugh Lofting
Betty MacDonald
Laura E. Richards
Carl Sandburg
Various
Carolyn Wells
Illustrator(s): Robert Lawson
Robert McCloskey
John Tenniel
Keith Ward
Kurt Wiese
Et al

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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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Cowhand Goes to Town (1939)

Sam goes to town with his father for the cattle auctions, and hopes to get a six-shooter.

Author(s): Phil Stong
Illustrator(s): Kurt Wiese

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The Fables of Aesop Selected, Told Anew and their History Traced (1950)

Joseph Jacobs selects eighty-two of Aesop’s fables.

Author(s): Joseph Jacobs
Illustrator(s): Kurt Wiese

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Farm Boy: A Hunt for Indian Treasure (1934)

Harlan visits his cousins on their farm and helps them hunt for Indian treasure.

1935

Author(s): Phil Stong
Illustrator(s): Kurt Wiese

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The Five Chinese Brothers (1938)

When the first Chinese brother is condemned to death, the second takes his place and cannot be beheaded, so he is condemned to be drowned, so the third brother takes his place ...

Author(s): Claire Huchet Bishop
Illustrator(s): Kurt Wiese

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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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Freddy Goes to Florida (1949)

In this, their first adventure, the animals of the Bean farm, Freddy, Charles, Jinx, Hank, Mrs. Wiggins and the rest travel to Florida for the winter. Originally published as To and Again.

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

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Freddy Goes to the North Pole (1951)

Freddy and his friends start a successful animal tourism business but run into trouble on a trip to the North Pole to see Santa Claus, rescuing two children on the way. This book was originally published under the title More to and Again.

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

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Freddy Plays Football (1949)

Freddy goes to high school so he can play on the football team. Back at the farm he investigates Aaron Doty who claims to be Mrs. Bean’s brother.

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

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Freddy Rides Again (1951)

A banker moves in next to the Bean farm and tries to throw his weight around, but Freddy and his animal friends persuade him of the error of his ways.

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

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Freddy the Cowboy (1950)

Freddy buys Cy, a buckskin bronco, and is soon spending his days in the saddle, when not worrying about the Horrible Ten and fighting off dude ranch bank robbers.

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

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Freddy the Detective (1932)

Freddy discovers a talent for detective work and is soon on the case of the missing toy train.

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

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Freddy the Magician (1947)

Freddy, that multi-talented pig, takes up stage magic and prestidigitation.

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

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Freddy the Pied Piper (1946)

When Mr. Boomschmidt’s circus falls on hard times, Freddy and his friends rally around so the show can go on.

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

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Freddy the Pilot (1952)

Mr. Boomschmidt’s Circus is threatened by a spurned suitor, but Freddy and his friends are there with the aid of their skunk and rabbit paratroops - and then there’s the Benjamin Bean Improved Self-Filling Piggy Bank.

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

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Freddy the Politician (1948)

The Bean farm animals found the first animal republic and Mrs. Wiggins runs for president. In the meantime Freddy is founding the First Animal Bank of Centerboro. Originally published as Wiggins for President.

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

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Freddy’s Cousin Weedly (1940)

Cousin Weedly is terribly shy, so Freddy and Jinx take him to the Bean farm to cure him. Meanwhile the Beans are touring Europe but Aunt Effie arrives to claim her silver teapot.

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

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Greased Lightning (1940)

Zeke makes a pet of the runt of the sow’s litter and names him Greased Lightning.

1941

Author(s): Sterling North
Illustrator(s): Kurt Wiese

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Great Kipling Stories Together with a Life of Rudyard Kipling (1936)

A selection of Rudyard Kipling’s greatest short stories and poems.

Author(s): Rudyard Kipling
Illustrator(s): Kurt Wiese

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High Water (1937)

The story of what happens when the river jumps its banks in the spring. Three boys set out to rescue a small burro, stranded on the school house porch.

Author(s): Phil Stong
Illustrator(s): Kurt Wiese

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Hirum the Hillbilly (1950)

When two city slickers try to trick Wesley’s folks out of their farm, Hirum the mule steps in and sends them packing.

Author(s): Phil Stong
Illustrator(s): Kurt Wiese

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Ho-Ming, Girl of New China (1934)

A twelve-year old girl finds a new way of growing up in the changing society of China in the 1920’s.

1934

Author(s): Elizabeth Foreman Lewis
Illustrator(s): Kurt Wiese

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Honk the Moose (1935)

One winter up on Minnesota’s Iron Range, two boys adopt a moose who decides to stay the winter in the livery barn. Read online at archive.org.

1936

Author(s): Phil Stong
Illustrator(s): Kurt Wiese

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Horses and Americans (1939)

Phil Stong grew up around horses and rode them and worked them on his Iowa farm. Here he surveys the place of the horse in the development of America.

Author(s): Phil Stong
Illustrator(s): Frederic Remington
Kurt Wiese

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Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know (1938)

A selection of stories and poems by Rudyard Kipling for younger readers.

Author(s): Rudyard Kipling
Illustrator(s): Charles Livingston Bull
Kurt Wiese
Et al

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Liang & Lo (1930)

Liang and Lo set out on the back of Lo’s water buffalo to slay the dragon.

Author(s): Kurt Wiese
Illustrator(s): Kurt Wiese

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Midnight and Jeremiah (1943)

Jeremiah raises Midnight, a black lamb to compete at the county fair. This book was made into a movie So Dear to My Heart in 1949.

1943

Author(s): Sterling North
Illustrator(s): Kurt Wiese

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Mike: The Story of a Young Circus Acrobat (1957)

Mike comes to spend the winter in a small town in Iowa.

Author(s): Phil Stong
Illustrator(s): Kurt Wiese

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The Missouri Canary (1943)

Chuck and Bob come to the aid of the U.S. Army with their mule, the Missouri Canary.

Author(s): Phil Stong
Illustrator(s): Kurt Wiese

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More To and Again (1930)

Freddy organizes a tour to visit Santa Claus at the North Pole and many adventures ensue, including the rescue of two children by the Bean farm animals and their friends.

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

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Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle’s Magic (1949)

Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle comes to the rescue of parents who don’t know what to do when their children act up.

Author(s): Betty MacDonald
Illustrator(s): Kurt Wiese

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No-Sitch: The Hound (1936)

Bert is nine years old and needs a dog and No-Sitch fills the bill.

Author(s): Phil Stong
Illustrator(s): Kurt Wiese

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Paddy’s Christmas (1942)

A young bear wakes up in midwinter and discovers Christmas.

Author(s): Helen Albee Monsell
Illustrator(s): Kurt Wiese

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Phil Stong’s Big Book (1961)

An omnibus containing Farm Boy, High Water and No-Sitch, the Hound.

Author(s): Phil Stong
Illustrator(s): Kurt Wiese

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Picture Book of Wisconsin (1951)

A brief introduction to the State of Wisconsin, her history, geography and people.

Author(s): Bernadine Bailey
Illustrator(s): Kurt Wiese

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Pinocchio (1946)

Pinocchio the wooden puppet learns from his mistakes and at last becomes a real boy.

Author(s): Carlo Collodi
Illustrator(s): Kurt Wiese

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Positive Pete (1947)

Pete gets anxious when his master becomes interested in a girl. But she knows well the way to a dog’s heart.

Author(s): Phil Stong
Illustrator(s): Kurt Wiese

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The Prince and the Porker (1950)

When the Prince, a trotting horse is taken to England he misses his friend Tam O’Shanter, the pig.

Author(s): Phil Stong
Illustrator(s): Kurt Wiese

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Stories of Strange Happenings (1959)

A collection of stories and poems about strange events.  Includes Helpful Henry and The Left-Over Hat illustrated by Tibor Gergely. 

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Tibor Gergely
Flavia Gág
Grace Paull
Kurt Wiese

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The Story about Ping (1933)

Ping is a young duck, who misses her master’s boat at evening and must struggle to find her way back the next day.

Author(s): Marjorie Flack
Illustrator(s): Kurt Wiese

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The Story of Freginald (1936)

Freginald joins the Boomschmidt Circus and meets fellow poet Freddy the pig. Together they solve a mystery and save the Circus.

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

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The Story of Little Black Sambo (1933)

A moveable version of the famous story of the little boy who outwits the tigers and has pancakes and butter as his reward.

Author(s): Helen Bannerman
Illustrator(s): Kurt Wiese

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Story Parade (1938)

A collection of stories and poems from Story Parade magazine.

Author(s): Elizabeth Coatsworth
Ruth Sawyer
Et al
Illustrator(s): Richard Bennett
Vera Bock
Dorothy P. Lathrop
Kurt Wiese
Et al

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Story Parade Silver Book (1940)

A collection of stories and poems from Story Parade magazine.

Author(s): Elizabeth Coatsworth
Rutherford Montgomery
Et al
Illustrator(s): Vera Neville
Henry C. Pitz
Kurt Wiese
Et al

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Story Parade Treasure Book (1946)

A collection of stories and poems from Story Parade magazine.

Author(s): Elizabeth Coatsworth
Chesley Kahmann
Laura E. Richards
Et al
Illustrator(s): Armstrong Sperry
Kurt Wiese
Et al

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The Streamlined Pig (1938)

When floods threaten the rich boy’s farm, he hires a fleet of airplanes to rescue the animals.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Kurt Wiese

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Talking Animals and Others: The Life and Work of Walter R. Brooks (2009)

A biography of Walter R. Brooks, the creator of Freddy the Pig and Mr. Ed.

Author(s): Michael Cart
Illustrator(s): Kurt Wiese

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The Truffle Pig (1971)

A pig is a boy’s best friend, especially when he can find the elusive truffle.

Author(s): Claire Huchet Bishop
Illustrator(s): Kurt Wiese

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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1946)

The Indian Prince calling himself Captain Nemo prowls beneath the sea seeking his revenge.

Author(s): Jules Verne
Illustrator(s): Kurt Wiese

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Way Down Cellar (1942)

Tubby, Beans and Frank stir up some real fun when they discover a secret passage.

Author(s): Phil Stong
Illustrator(s): Kurt Wiese

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Wiggins for President (1939)

The Bean farm animals found the first animal republic and Mrs. Wiggins runs for president. In the meantime Freddy is founding the First Animal Bank of Centerboro. Later published as Freddy the Politician.

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

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The Wit and Wisdom of Freddy and His Friends (2000)

A collection of short sayings from the saga of Freddy the pig with appropriate illustrations.

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

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Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze (1932)

At age thirteen Young Fu is apprenticed to a coppersmith in the big city of Chungking.

1932
1933

Author(s): Elizabeth Foreman Lewis
Illustrator(s): Kurt Wiese

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Young Settler (1938)

Hi Ellison goes to the Iowa territory with his family, and his horse, Euclid, who almost always wins her races. The local Sauk befriend him and make him a member of their tribe.

Author(s): Phil Stong
Illustrator(s): Kurt Wiese

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