Walter R. Brooks
(1886 - 1958)
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.
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.
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.
Walter R. Brooks
Laura E. Richards
The Clockwork Twin (1937)
Uncle Ben builds a clockwork boy so Adoniram will have a playmate, but Freddy discovers a real twin.
Here they are, the collected poems of Freddy the pig poet. Now you can read all the poems about the features in one place.
This collection includes fables, folk tales, and fairy tales.
Walter R. Brooks
William Pène du Bois
A. A. Milne
Ruth Chrisman Gannett
Ernest H. Shepard
Nora S. Unwin
Ernestine Takes Over (1935)
A book for adults by the author of Freddy the Pig.
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.
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.
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.
Freddy helps Mr. Boomschmidt organize an animal and Martian baseball team.
Freddy starts the animals’ own newspaper The Bean Home News and gets involved in the notorious affair of the cast iron deer.
Freddy and the Dragon (1958)
Freddy and his friends help solve the crime wave in Centerboro.
Foreign spies are falling all over themselves trying to steal the plans to Uncle Ben’s flying saucer.
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.
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.
Emma and Alice the ducks accept Freddy’s invitation to a balloon ascension and find themselves drifting off over the countryside.
Freddy and the Popinjay (1945)
Freddy and his friends are kept busy around the farm in this volume of the Bean farm animals saga.
Freddy and the Space Ship (1953)
Freddy and his friends take off in Uncle Ben’s space ship, but where did they land?
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.
Freddy Goes Camping (1948)
Mr. Camphor is having aunt problems and calls on Freddy for help.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Freddy the Detective (1932)
Freddy discovers a talent for detective work and is soon on the case of the missing toy train.
Freddy the Magician (1947)
Freddy, that multi-talented pig, takes up stage magic and prestidigitation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Henry’s Dog Henry (1965)
Henry names his new dog Henry, with consequences you can easily imagine. This story was first published in Story Parade magazine June 1954 with pictures by Feodor Rojankovsky.
Jimmy decides to investigate his aunt’s haunted house and sure enough meets the ghost who haunts it.
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.
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.
To and Again (1927)
In this, their first adventure, the animals of the Bean farm, Freddy, Charles, Jinx, Hank, Mrs.Wiggins, and the rest go to Florida for the winter. Later republished as Freddy Goes to Florida and re-illustrated by Kurt Wiese.
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.