The internationally bestselling FREDDY series arrives in the UK From 1927 to 1958, Walter R. Brooks wrote 26 books starring one of the great characters in American children's literature: Freddy the Pig. Freddy is 'Everypig' - he oversleeps, overeats, daydreams, and writes poetry. He's even a little bit lazy. And when he's scared, his tail uncurls. He is by turns a cowboy, explorer, publisher, poet, magician, banker, pilot, detective. Whatever the situation may call for, Freddy always rises to the occasion! The Freddy books, are widely beloved as classics and deemed the American equivalent of the Pooh stories. Charmingly illustrated with the line drawings of Kurt Wiese, these books are a remarkable achievement in children's literature In Freddy the Detective, Freddy, inspired by reading about Sherlock Holmes, sets up in business as a detective and solves a series of very mysterious cases, beginning with the disappearance of the children's toy train. All the animals become involved, there is a frame-up, and the climax is the great trial scene in the barn, where Freddy and Ferdinand the Crow are the opposing lawyers, and Charles the Rooster, the judge.
Walter R. Brooks (1886 - 1958) was a staff writer for several magazines, including the New Yorker. His short stories were published in The Saturday Evening Post, Atlantic Monthly and Esquire. His story 'Ed Takes the Pledge' was the basis for the 1950s TV series 'Mr Ed', but his most lasting achievement was the 25-volume Freddy the Pig series.