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Freddy and the Popinjay

 
 
Author
Walter R. Brooks. Kurt Wiese, illus.
Publisher Overlook  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 7.75 x 5 x 0.7 inches
ISBN 9781590204689
Pages/Publication Date 244/2011
Daedalus Item Code 22225
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Poor Freddy nearly has his tail yanked off when a nearsighted robin mistakes it for a worm. But rather than stay cross, the ever-thoughtful pig promises to help his new friend J.J. Pomeroy find a pair of glasses. Along the way Freddy and the other animals discover a surprising ally in the slingshot-wielding Jimmy Witherspoon. From 1927 to 1958, Walter R. Brooks wrote 26 books starring Freddy the Pig, one of the great characters in American children's literature. Freddy is Everypig—he oversleeps, overeats, daydreams, and writes poetry. He's even a little bit lazy, and when he's scared, his tail uncurls. Yet when there's trouble among the animals on Bean Farm, Freddy always rises to the occasion, and is by turns a cowboy, explorer, politician, publisher, poet, magician, banker, campaign manager, pilot, and ace detective. Long out of print, the Freddy series was reintroduced in 2001, with Kurt Wiese's original ink drawings, to the delight of readers 7 to 11 and listeners of all ages.
 
 
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