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Title:
Freddy goes to Florida
Author:
Brooks, Walter R., 1886-1958.
Uniform Title:
To and again
Publication Information:
New York : A.A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House, [1987]

[1987] c1949
Physical Description:
196 pages, 10 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Summary:
The barnyard animals decide to escape the cold winter by vacationing in sunny Florida.
General Note:
Previously published as: To and again. 1927.
Language:
English
Subject Term:
Geographic Term:
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780394988863

9780394888866
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

The animals of Bean Farm know that Mr. Bean can't afford to fix up their barn properly for the winter, so Freddy and friends decide to do the next best thing: head to Florida for a vacation. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.


Summary

The animals of Bean Farm know that Mr. Bean can't afford to fix up their barn properly for the winter, so Freddy and friends decide to do the next best thing: head to Florida for a vacation. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.


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)


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)


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

Available for the first time in paperback, Freddy the Pig stars in two adventures. In the first, fresh from reading about Sherlock Holmes, Freddy is drafted to solve several disappearances on Bean farm. In the second, the porcine hero and his friends escape the drafty barn for a vacation in sunny Florida. Ages 9-12. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


Publisher's Weekly Review

Available for the first time in paperback, Freddy the Pig stars in two adventures. In the first, fresh from reading about Sherlock Holmes, Freddy is drafted to solve several disappearances on Bean farm. In the second, the porcine hero and his friends escape the drafty barn for a vacation in sunny Florida. Ages 9-12. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved