Freddy the Cowboy

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Adults, children, and reviewers have embraced the stouthearted Freddy the Pig since he and his Bean Farm chums first appeared in 1927, andthe Overlook reissues of this classic series-with almost 150,000 hardcover copies sold-have brought these timeless adventures to an entirely new generation eager for a good time and a good laugh. As a recent USA Today feature about the Freddy phenomenon noted, the Freddy books brilliantly illustrate the cardinal virtues: "fair play and a good ...
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Overview

Adults, children, and reviewers have embraced the stouthearted Freddy the Pig since he and his Bean Farm chums first appeared in 1927, andthe Overlook reissues of this classic series-with almost 150,000 hardcover copies sold-have brought these timeless adventures to an entirely new generation eager for a good time and a good laugh. As a recent USA Today feature about the Freddy phenomenon noted, the Freddy books brilliantly illustrate the cardinal virtues: "fair play and a good sense of humor."

In Freddy the Cowboy, Freddy buys a pony, learns to ride, and winds up in a tussle with the rascaliest varmint in Centerboro. It seems Mr. Flint, owner of the dude ranch, is plotting to rob the First Animal Bank where the animals keep their valuables. And from there on in Freddy and Flint develop a mutual dislike for one another-so much so that Flint lets it be known he will shoot Freddy on sight! With the aid of a brave mouse, the Horrible Ten, and the Bean Farm gang-not to mention Cy, his trusty mount-Freddy shoots it out with Flint in the aisles of the cosmetics department of the Busy Bee. The Wild West was never like this!

Freddy the pig buys a horse and inadvertently makes an enemy of a vicious, unscrupulous cowboy with designs on the First Animals' Bank and on Freddy's life.

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Editorial Reviews

New York Times Book Review
The American version of the great English classics,such as the Pooh books or The Wind in the Willows.
Children's Literature
When it comes to pigs,today's children may be more familiar with Wilbur and Babe,but it is time they made room in their hearts for Freddy.
Los Angeles Times
There's a richness to the world of Bean Farm and a strong moral code that is timeless. . .
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585672257
  • Publisher: Overlook Press, The
  • Publication date: 4/1/2002
  • Series: Freddy the Pig Series
  • Pages: 233
  • Sales rank: 838,466
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.28 (w) x 8.12 (h) x 0.98 (d)

Meet the Author


Walter R. Brooks (1886-1958) is the beloved author of 26 books about Freddy the Pig. He edited for magazines, including The New Yorker. In addition to the Freddy books, Brooks created the character of Mr. Ed the Talking Horse. Kurt Wiese (1887-1974) illustrated over 300 children’s book and wrote and illustrated another 20 books. He received two Newbery Awards and two Caldecott Honor Book Awards.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2008

    One of Brooks Best!

    This one along with Freddy Goes Camping are two of Walter Brooks BEST! The addition of Cy, Freddys' western pony who appears in other great stories is a wonderful dimension to Freddys' adventures. Cal Flint is one of Brooks most detestable villians. Freddys western ' drawl ' and his unique way of enlisting the Bean mice Eek,Quik,Eeny and Cousin Augustus to help him,all add up to non-stop action,excitement and adventure! A treasure!

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