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Talking animals and others : the life and work of Walter R. Brooks, creator of Freddy the pig

Author: Michael Cart
Publisher: Woodstock, NY : Overlook Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"The adventures of Freddy the Pig and his barnyard friends were launched with great fanfare in 1927, and to this day the children's book series continues to delight hundreds of thousands of readers around the world. Who created this famous pig? It was none other than Walter R. Brooks, who shared Freddy's love of travel and adventure, sparkling wit and intelligence, and wonderful way with words. Brooks ranks among  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cart, Michael.
Talking animals and others.
Woodstock, NY : Overlook Press, 2009
(OCoLC)681759358
Named Person: Walter R Brooks; Walter R Brooks
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Cart
ISBN: 9781590201701 1590201701
OCLC Number: 233547920
Description: 269 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Preface --
Part I: The life --
The book that began it --
The past is prologue, part I --
The past is prologue, part II --
Losses --
Second chance --
The Moheganite --
Published! --
The Outlook years --
"Ivory, apes" and "worse" --
The Manhattanite --
Ernestine and others --
The thirties: chucklesome romances and Roxbury --
Ed --
The forties --
The final decade --
What happened after --
Part II: The work --
Fanfare for Freddy --
Pleasures and particulars: notes and commentary on the Freddy titles --
Selected books and articles about Freddy --
and his Boswell, Brooks --
Non-Freddy publications.
Responsibility: Michael Cart.

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"The adventures of Freddy the Pig and his barnyard friends were launched with great fanfare in 1927, and to this day the children's book series continues to delight hundreds of thousands of readers around the world. Who created this famous pig? It was none other than Walter R. Brooks, who shared Freddy's love of travel and adventure, sparkling wit and intelligence, and wonderful way with words. Brooks ranks among the great heroes of classic American children's literature." "Michael Cart combines archival research, firsthand accounts from Brooks's personal files, and interviews with Brooks's late wife to present the first complete biography of the man behind the pig. Much of the series, we learn, sprang from Brooks's idyllic childhood in turn-of-the-century upstate New York amongst a colorful cast of family and friends." "In this biography, illustrated throughout with old family photos, Cart reveals the personal history that informed Brooks's work and offers commentary on each of the timeless Freddy titles. Talking Animals and Others is a long-awaited homage to the gentle genius of this great American author and to the pig who lives on in the hearts of devoted readers everywhere."--BOOK JACKET.

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