Special Collection: The Works of Walter R. Brooks (1886-1958)

Walter Rollin Brooks (January 9, 1886 - August 17, 1958) is an author best know for his children's books about Freddy The Pig. Possibly the world's most famous pig, Freddy is the central character is all the books, where he can seemingly take on any vocation. Brooks also created a set of short stories about a talking horse, which became the basis for the television show Mister Ed.

The Freddy books were illustrated by Kurt Wiese (1887-1974). Unfortunately, we are unable to bring you the many illustrations found in these books, as they are still under copyright. However, the books can be found in many libraries, and are still in print by The Overlook Press.

Information on Walter Brooks:

Unmarked works which are hyperlinked are available on Faded Page.

Works marked with a * are currently under development at Distributed Proofreaders Canada and will be made available over the next few months.

Book lists complements of Wikipedia.

Freddy the Pig Series

These are all 26 titles in the Freddy the Pig series. Five were originally published with other titles, in parentheses.

  1. Freddy Goes to Florida, 1927 (To and Again), re-issued as both Freddy Goes to Florida and Freddy’s First Adventure in 1949.
  2. Freddy Goes to the North Pole, 1930 (More To and Again)
  3. Freddy the Detective, 1932
  4. Freddy and Freginald, 1936 (The Story of Freginald)
  5. Freddy and the Clockwork Twin, 1937 (The Clockwork Twin)
  6. Freddy the Politician, 1939 (Wiggins for President)
  7. Freddy's Cousin Weedly, 1940
  8. Freddy and the Ignormus, 1941
  9. Freddy and the Perilous Adventure, 1942
  10. Freddy and the Bean Home News, 1943
  11. Freddy and Mr. Camphor, 1944
  12. Freddy and the Popinjay, 1945
  13. Freddy the Pied Piper, 1946
  14. Freddy the Magician, 1947
  15. Freddy Goes Camping, 1948
  16. Freddy Plays Football, 1949
  17. Freddy the Cowboy, 1950
  18. Freddy Rides Again, 1951
  19. Freddy the Pilot, 1952
  20. Freddy and the Spaceship, 1953
  21. The Collected Poems of Freddy the Pig, 1953
  22. Freddy and the Men from Mars, 1954
  23. Freddy and the Baseball Team From Mars, 1955
  24. Freddy and Simon the Dictator, 1956
  25. Freddy and the Flying Saucer Plans, 1957
  26. Freddy and the Dragon, 1958


  1. The Talking Horse: September 18, 1937 edition of Liberty Magazine.
  2. The Original Mr. Ed (1963): collection of Mr. Ed stories
  3. Ernestine Takes Over (1935)
  4. Jimmy Takes Vanishing Lessons (1965)
  5. Henry’s Dog Henry (1965)