Freddy and the Dragon

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Overlook Press, 2000 - Juvenile Fiction - 239 pages
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Freddy and his friends return from a riding trip through New England only to be met by a cool reception from the citizens of Centerboro. Freddy isn't too concerned about it until he receives a message in the middle of the night from his old client and friend, Mrs. Peppercorn. Terrible things have been going on-gardens raided, bicycles stolen, houses broken into, and even more alarming, threatening notes demanding protection money! When Freddy-with the help of Uncle Ben, the farm animals and their very own Dragon- face the crime wave head on- the culprits are sure to get their just rewards.

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User Review  - antiquary - LibraryThing

Freddy the pig and his friends have to deal with a protection racket gang whose members apparently include animals --some people suspect dand his friends involved. The racketeers have fake hedless horseman, bbut Freddy's side tops it w9ith a dragon. Read full review

Review: Freddy and the Dragon (Freddy the Pig #25)

User Review  - Elizabeth - Goodreads

First Freddy book we have read, at the suggestion of an uncle of mine. Jasper and I both enjoyed the book, but I, in particular, found it a little hard to follow. But maybe it was just me! Perhaps we'd have been better off starting with an earlier title... Read full review

About the author (2000)

Walter R. Brooks was born on January 9, 1886 in Rome, New York. He attended the Mohegan Lake Military Academy from 1902 to 1904 and the University of Rochester from 1904 to 1906. In 1906 he went to New York City to study homeopathic medicine at the Homeopathic Medical College and Flower Hospital. He dropped out of medical school at the end of 1908. He found employment with an advertising agency, and then temporarily retired in 1911 after receiving a considerable inheritance. In 1917, he went to work for the American Red Cross and later did editorial work for several magazines, including The New Yorker. In 1915, his first work, a sonnet titled Haunted, was published in the Century magazine. He is best remembered for his short stories and children's books. His first short story for adults, Harden's Chance, appeared in the Forum magazine for December 1915. Altogether he published more than 180 stories. His short story, Ed Signs the Pledge, about a talking horse was the basis for the 1960s television comedy series Mister Ed. He published one novel for adults, Ernestine Takes Over and a guidebook, New York: An Intimate Guide. The first Freddy the Pig book, To and Again, was published in 1927. He wrote 25 more books wrote about Freddy the Pig and his friends. He died on August 17, 1958.

German-born Kurt Wiese lived on a farm in Frenchtown, New Jersey. He wrote and illustrated over 20 childrens books, and illustrated over 300 books by other authors. Wiese was awarded many honors during his career including the New York Herald Tribune Children's Spring Book Festival Award in 1941 for Captain Kid's Cow, in 1942 for Lions on the Hunt and in 1945 for The Wizard and His Magic Powder. He received the Caldecott Honor Book Award in 1946 for You Can Write Chinese and in 1948 for Fish in the Air. He also won the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award in 1959 for The Five Chinese Brothers, in 1965 for The Story About Ping, and in 1970 for Honk, The Moose. Wiese worked primarily in full-color, and also did mural work painting the animals in murals in the Union Hotel in Flemington. Significant pieces of this art still remain on display in the dining room. He was a noted Hunterdon County childrens book illustrator, and donated a collection of his original drawings to the Flemington Public Library.

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