This book is a member of the special collection Special Collection: The Works of Walter R. Brooks (1886-1958)
|Title:||Freddy and the Bean Home News (Freddy the Pig #10)|
|Publisher:||Alfred A. Knopf Inc.|
|Tags:||adventure, animals, fiction, juvenile|
Freddy and the Bean Home News (1943) is the tenth book in the humorous children's series Freddy the Pig written by American author Walter R. Brooks and illustrated by Kurt Wiese. The story takes place when the United States was in the middle of World War II.
When freedom of the press is stifled in the area, Freddy starts his own paper. The competition between his reporting and the dishonest reporting of the other paper leads to his being arrested, tried in court and kidnapped. The town rises to Freddy’s defense and frees him. [Suggest a different description.]
Author Bio for Brooks, Walter Rollin
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.
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