Bookmark: Freddy the Pig

Part of our Read-a-Thon 2010 highlight posts.

One of the series we’ve enjoyed reading is Freddy the Pig by Walter R. Brooks, full of whimsical, adventurous stories involving Freddy and the rest of the talking animals on the Bean farm. Sadly, most of these books have gone out of print, but you may still be able to find some through inter-library loans. I’m not gonna go through all twenty-six books in this post, so here are a few of my favorites.

Freddy the Pilot

Mr. Boomschmidt, Freddy the pig’s old friend and a circus owner, has got a dilemma on his hands. Mademoiselle Rose, the bareback rider, has rightly refused to marry the sour-faced Mr. Condiment, who is now dive-bombing the circus and trying to put Mr. Boomschmidt out of business. It’s up to Freddy and his animal friends to turn the tables on Mr. Condiment, including disguises, skunks acting like Robin Hood and his merry men, and, of course, Freddy’s new airplane.

Freddy Rides Again

Freddy and friends are back in this sequel to Freddy the Cowboy. The Margarines have moved in and are disrupting the neighborhood with their fox hunts. Not only that, but there have been rumors of a rattlesnake near the Bean farm. Join Freddy, Jinx the cat, and others as they gallop to the rescue.

Freddy Goes Camping

Mr. Camphor’s two unusual aunts have always spent the summer in a nearby hotel, but when the hotel is shut down due to mysterious ghost stories, they come to stay at Mr. Camphor’s large estate. Which is a problem. Mr. Camphor appeals to Freddy for help, and together they go on a camping trip across the lake on a search for the trickster causing these ghosts.

Check out our Freddy the Pig page for a complete list of the series, with links to our reviews.

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