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Title:
Freddy and the perilous adventure
Author:
Brooks, Walter R., 1886-1958.
Publication Information:
Woodstock : Overlook Press, 2001.

©1942
Physical Description:
245 pages : illustrations; 21 cm
Summary:
A ballooning mishap sends Freddy the pig and some animal friends on a cross-country chase, on the trail of a blackmailing scheme, and into the prizefight ring.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.4 6.0 151727.
ISBN:
9781585671786
Format :
Book

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It all seemed so strange and exciting at first: Emma and Alice, Bean Farm's favorite ducks, and the intrepid Freddy, off for a glorious balloon ride to celebrate the nation's birthday. Of course, if Freddy and Emma and Alice and the other denizens of Bean Farm had known what was really in store for the brave aerialists in the Balloon Ascension they might just as well have remained quietly at home, listening to Freddy's poetry or to the boastful crowing of Charles.Walter R. Brooks was born in Rome, New York, on January 9, 1886, and died in Roxbury, New York, on August 17, 1958. Brooks attended the University of Rochester and, after graduation, worked for the American Red Cross and the Woodrow Wilson Foundation. He became associate editor of Outlook in 1928 and subsequently was a staff writer for several magazines, including The New Yorker.


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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