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Freddy the Detective (The Freddy Books) Paperback – November 11, 2010
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Praise for Freddy the Pig:
"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 Holmes-like capacity for detective work."--"Newsday"
"Freddy's fame is growing--just not on his home turf. With that in mind, we suggest you find one of the books. After a few pages, guaranteed, you'll be proud he's our pig."-- "Syracuse Post Standard"
"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"
"[Walter Brooks'] prose was simple but elegant, without being dumbed down, and that the characters weren't plaster saints. Freddy was a bit lazy, a little vain, and not much of as
"The American versions of the Pooh Books or "The Wind in the Willows"."
-"The New York Times"
"Freddy is blessed with courage, wit, agility and a Sherlock Holmes-like capacity for detective work."
About the Author
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.
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Now I read them to my grand kids and they love them too. Now they also read them.
This is the third book in the Freddy the Pig Saga following Freddy Goes to the North Pole (Freddy Books). The first book in this series is Freddy Goes to Florida (Freddy the Pig). After reading a book about Sherlock Homes, the famous detective, Freddy decides to become a detective. It seems simple enough; all he has to do is find the "bad guy". Eventually he figures out that finding the bad guy isn't enough, he then, needs to capture or arrest them and then have a system of jurisprudence to adjudicate them, In case you are not familiar with Freddy, please order Freddy the Pig and catch up. If you go to Amazon's Listmania and key in "WALTER R. BROOKS, FREDDY THE PIG BOOKS" you'll get my list of twenty-seven Freddy books.
It is my understanding that Disney was all set to make a movie about Freddy and then changed their mind at the last hour for that Winnie character.
Eventually Freddy organizes an election where the Charles, the Roster is elected Judge.
Freddy, also, establishes a portion of the barn as a jail. The jail becomes so entertaining that the Judge sentences himself to serve time for a long forgotten pseudo crime (Freddy believes it is just to get away from his wife). This has a semi-serious side to it. Are prisons so nice that they do not "punish anymore? I actually had a young man tell me that he would NOT mind being in prison, you got to sleep late, didn't have to go to school, got to shoot some hoops, watch HBO on a big screen TV, etc.
On one of his cases Freddy discovers that some bank robbers are staying at a hermit's house. Those bank robbers play an important role in the story eventually.
I highly recommend this series for those interested in an anthropomorphic series setting with other very interesting characters.
The next book in this series is The Story of Freginald.
Gunner June, 2014