• Walter R. Brooks

    Walter R. Brooks

    Freddy the Pig,
    Freddy the Pig,
    H
    e’s not very little,
    He’s not very big.
    But his talents are stunning
    As sleuth and as poet;
    He’s a pig of great cunning–
    And all his friends know it!

    When Walter R. Brooks published his first Freddy the Pig book in 1927, To and Again aka Freddy Goes to Florida, he said that it was written “for my own amusement.”  Freddy would subsequently appear in a series of adventures over the years, perfectly illustrated by Kurt Wiese, and gaining hosts of equally amused fans.  One of the books’ trademarks was Freddy’s high-spirited flights of doggerel–actually, piggerel–because among his many roles was Editor of the Bean Home News.  Of course he also doubled as detective, football player, astronaut, et al, because Freddy was definitely a Pig of Many Parts.  Another of Walter Brooks’ famous characters was Mr. Ed, the Talking Horse, who had a lengthy career on the TV series of the same name.

    To And Again

    To And Again

    Freddy and the Perilous Adventure

    Freddy and the Perilous Adventure

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