Freddy the Pied Piper
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Freddy the Pied Piper

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Freddy's friends knew that they could always rely on him to help them out of a jam, and when Mr. Boomschmidt and his traveling circus run into trouble, Jerry the rhinoceros turns to upstanding Freddy for some practical advice. In an instant the ever resourceful Freddy swings into action, and quick as you know, plans are made, funds raised, and scattered circus animals found. Freddy does it again, in one of his most memorable and enjoyable adventures.show more

Product details

  • 0-5
  • Hardback | 253 pages
  • 134.62 x 195.58 x 27.94mm | 385.55g
  • Overlook Press
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1585672262
  • 9781585672264

About Walter R. Brooks

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 books and wrote and illustrated another 20 books. He received two Newbery Awards and two Caldecott Honor Book Awards."show more

Review quote

"Freddy's readers have called him a porcine prince...Walter R. Brooks's gentle genius shines even brighter... Brooks speaks powerfully to his young readers' moral sense without ever overtly moralizing." Adam Hochschild, "The New York Times" "Funny, beautifully written gems." Nicholas Kristof, "The New York Times" "At my funeral, in lieu of flowers, I'd prefer that people give money to the Friends of Freddy fan club." Deirdre Donahue, "USA Today" "Freddy is blessed with courage, wit, agility and a Sherlock Holmes-like capacity for detective work." "Newsday" "My very, very favourite book series as a child...It is that dual perspective of nostalgia for rural life and sophisticated urbanity that makes Brooks's wry, perceptive and affectionately humorous narrative voice so inviting and entertaining, and as fresh as ever for readers of all ages." Sherie Posesorski, "The Globe and Mail""show more

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102 ratings
4.18 out of 5 stars
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4 36% (37)
3 20% (20)
2 2% (2)
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