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Freddy the Magician (Paperback)

Walter R. Brooks, Illustrated by Kurt Wiese

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ISBN 13: 9781590204818
Trim Size: 5 x 7.75
Paperback
Overlook
11/23/11

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First published between 1927 and 1958, the 26 classic books about Freddy the Pig have delighted five generations of children and are now going on to delight a sixth generation. These beloved children’s classics are available now for the first time as Overlook paperbacks.

Freddy, who has won so many admirers in his roles of detective, pied piper, editor, general advisor to the animals on the Bean Farm, and always-poet, will fascinate his readers in his role of magician. Freddy pulls some wonderful tricks, not the least of which is outwitting the fraudulent magician who comes to entertain the unsuspecting inhabitants of the nearby town of Centerboro.



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 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 Newbury Awards and two Caldecott Honor Book Awards.



“Freddy’s readers have called him a porcine prince… Walter R.
Brook’s gentle genius shines even brighter.”--Nicholas Kristoff,
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 Holmeslike capacity for detective work.”--Newsday

“The American version of the great English classics such as the Pooh books or The Wind in the Willows“--The New York Times Book Review

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