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Wit and Wisdom of Freddy and His Friends

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The Wit and Wisdom of Freddy and His Friends

Walter R. Brooks

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ISBN 13: 978-1-4683-1072-6
Trim Size: 5 x 7 3/4
Paperback
Overlook
04/21/15

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The quips, homilies, bons mots, aphorisms, and pithy tidbits collected here instruct and entertain while reminding us of our favorite Freddy moments. Organized under such subjects as Friendship, Responsibility, Honesty, and Humor, they capture the unmistakable tenor of relations on Bean Farm and reinforce the values of our favorite pig. From Freddy’s opinions on on not getting hung up on appearances to Mr. Camphor’s take on the importance of good ideas, from Whibley the Owl’s battle against preconceived notions to Henrietta the Hen’s emphasis on a balance between business and pleasure, Wit & Wisdom brings together the entire Freddy cast in a cornucopia of the funny, the delightful, and the Forever True, drawn from all 26 of the cherished Freddy books.


Praise for Freddy the Pig:

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



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 of Mr. Ed the Talking Horse.

Kurt Wiese (1887-1974) illustrated over 300 children’s book and wrote and illustrated another 20 books. He received two Newbery Awards and two Caldecott Honor Book Awards.

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