Freddy and the Dragon

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Overview


These beloved classics, originally published between 1927 and 1958, are available now for the first time as Overlook paperbacks: Freddy the Pig, the "Renaissance Pig" (The New York Times Book Review) of Bean Farm, is back to thrill his fans of all ages in facsimile editions of these all-American children's classics. In this terrific adventure, Mrs. Peppercorn reports trouble afoot in Centerboro. Luckily, Freddy and his Bean Home friends have the help of their very own dragon to catch the culprits. This is ...
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Overview


These beloved classics, originally published between 1927 and 1958, are available now for the first time as Overlook paperbacks: Freddy the Pig, the "Renaissance Pig" (The New York Times Book Review) of Bean Farm, is back to thrill his fans of all ages in facsimile editions of these all-American children's classics. In this terrific adventure, Mrs. Peppercorn reports trouble afoot in Centerboro. Luckily, Freddy and his Bean Home friends have the help of their very own dragon to catch the culprits. This is vintage Freddy and the whole ensemble cast at their charming best.

When Centerboro seems to be overwhelmed by a crime wave, Freddie determines to catch the culprits with the help of Uncle Ben, the farm animals, and a special Dragon.

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Editorial Reviews

Newsday

"Freddy is blessed with courage, wit, agility and a Sherlock Holmes-like capacity for detective work."
-Deirdre Donahue
"At my funeral, in lieu of flowers, I'd prefer that people give money to the Friends of Freddy fan club."
Nicholas Kristof

Praise for Freddy the Pig:

"Freddy’s readers have called him a porcine prince… Walter R. Brook’s gentle genius shines even brighter."

Deirdre Donahue

"At my funeral, in lieu of flowers, I'd prefer that people give money to the Friends of Freddy fan club."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590208663
  • Publisher: Overlook Juvenile
  • Publication date: 11/8/2012
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 805,006
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author


Walter R. Brooks (1886–1958) is the author of 26 books about Freddy the Pig. Born in upstate New York, he attended the University of Rochester before going on to work with the American Red Cross and editing for magazines, including The New Yorker. In addition to the Freddy books, Brooks created the character Mr. Ed the Talking Horse.

Kurt Wiese (1887–1974) illustrated over 300 children’s books and wrote and illustrated another 20 books. He received two Newbery Awards and two Caldecott Honor Book Awards.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2002

    Freddy and the Dragon

    The book is about a pig, who is a detective on a adventure to find why he has to go to Ms.PepperWiggle house. Ms. PepperWiggle is in danger, So he thinks for a few days about a plan to help her with her problem. Then he goes with his friend, a horse named Jinx to Ms.PepperWiggle house and he knocks on the door. He waited for a few minutes and Freddy goes on top of Ms.PepperWiggle roof with a bucket and a bag to see if some thing would happen. Freddy told him to knock this time and the door opens and Freddy falls down the roof and Ms.PepperWiggle and she explains to him why he has to come to her house she told him he need to find the answer to another mystery of a dragon.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2000

    It's mysterious and unusual!

    It is an excellent book, and I bet if you like Chitty Chitty Bang Bang or the Legend of Sleepy Hollow, you'll love this one.

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