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Title:
Freddy goes camping
Author:
Brooks, Walter R., 1886-1958.
Publication Information:
Woodstock : Overlook Press, 2001.

©1948
Physical Description:
258 pages : illustrations; 21 cm
Summary:
While camping, Freddy the pig pursues a swindler who is trying to defraud Farmer Bean, Mr. Camphor, and Mrs. Filmore of their property.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781585671779
Format :
Book

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Summary

In Freddy Goes Camping , Mr. Camphor's aunts, Minerva and Elmira, were staying with him, much to his disgust. "There's two kinds of aunts," he said. "There's the regular kind, and then there's the other kind. Mine are the other kind." He enlists Freddy's aid in an attempt to rid his house of the ladies, with the result that Freddy and his chums become entangled with some extremely unfriendly ghosts in an abandoned summer hotel. Freddy camps out, goes canoeing, and tosses flapjacks like a pro when he's not mixing it up with the eerie Mr. Eha.


Author Notes

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.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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