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Freddy the Pig Series

The series details the adventures of the Bean farm animals and their wild friends, usually instigated by Freddy the pig poet and entrepreneur.


Books in the Freddy the Pig series:

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.

Author(s): Walter R. Brooks
Illustrator(s): Adolfo Best-Maugard

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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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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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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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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 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 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 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 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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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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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 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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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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