Freddy and the Dragon

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Overlook Press, 2000 - Juvenile Fiction - 239 pages
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These beloved classics, originally published between 1927 and 1958, are available now for the first time as Overlook paperbacks: Freddy the Pig, the "Renaissance Pig" (The New York Times Book Review) of Bean Farm, is back to thrill his fans of all ages in facsimile editions of these all-American children's classics. In this terrific adventure, Mrs. Peppercorn reports trouble afoot in Centerboro. Luckily, Freddy and his Bean Home friends have the help of their very own dragon to catch the culprits. This is vintage Freddy and the whole ensemble cast at their charming best.

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

Definitely not one of the best Freddy books. If you start here you'll have no idea why the series was popular. Jinx's character is a shadow of his former presence. The troopers are total bunglers. The ... Read full review

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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

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About the author (2000)

Walter R. Brooks (1886-1958) is the author of 26 books about Freddy the Pig. Born in upstate New York, he attended the University of Rochester before going on to work with the American Red Cross and editing 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 Newbery Awards and two Caldecott Honor Book Awards.

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