Synopses & Reviews
The year 2002 marks the seventy-fifth anniversary of the first appearance of Freddy the Pig-that illustrious barnyard character called "that charming ingenious pig" by The New York Times
Walter Brooks's Freddy the Pig first appeared in print in 1927, in To and Again (later published as Freddy Goes to Florida). Devotees and acclaim soon followed, as did the winning relationship between Brooks and illustrator Kurt Wiese. The result was twenty-six Freddy books in all, each accompanied by Wiese's vibrant and comic illustrations. As Brooks once said, "Kurt Wiese draws such very sympathetic pigs!"
Celebrating the seventy-fifth anniversary is this delightful volume of Kurt Wiese's illustrations, capturing the incomparable Freddy in his many guises-as detective, poet, banker, and pilot, just to name a few! Here, too, are Freddy's adventures and misadventures, his human and barnyard friends and foes. Together with choice bits of Brooks's text, Kurt Wiese's illustrations capture the rollicking humor and dramatic spirit of Freddy's world. Included, too, are several exciting original Freddy illustrations-never before in print from the collection of Lee Secrest, former president of Friends of Freddy, and keeper of the Freddy archives. An introduction by Michael Cart, one of the foremost authorities on all things Freddy puts Kurt Wiese's life and art into context with Freddy and his creator, Walter Brooks.
Table of Contents
Remembering Kurt Wiese and his work / Michael Cart -- The many roles of Freddy the Pig -- The many disguises of Freddy the detective -- The many moods of Freddy and his friends -- Let's eat! Freddy and food - Animals at work -- Animals at rest and play -- Escapades and adventures -- Misadventures and mishaps -- Villains galore! The many foes of Freddy and his friends -- The many friends of Freddy - animals and others.