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Freddy and the Men from Mars (Freddy the Pig Series) [Hardcover]

By Walter R. Brooks (Author) & Kurt Wiese (Illustrator)
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Freddy, that indomitable pig, doesn't believe it when Mr. Garble says he has captured six little men from Mars and he is going to exhibit them at the circus. But he gets unexpected help when real men from Mars show up. Illustrations.

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In Freddy and the Men From Mars, the trouble starts when a newspaper reports that six little creatures, believed to be the only Martians ever to have visited Earth, have been captured single-handedly by Mr. Herbert Garble. This news wouldn't have disturbed Freddy and the other barn animals had not the paper further stated that their friend Mr. Boomschmidt had invited Mr. G. and his men from Mars to join Boomschmidt's Stupendous and Unexcelled Circus. Freddy, ever ready to maintain his reputation as a detective, immediately suspects a hoax, and quickly sets out to expose it. How he manages to do so, with the help of Jinx, the Horrible Ten, and several other familiar allies-and a band of real Martians who turn up just in the nick of time-makes for one of the most hilarious of all the Freddy tales, a story that is simply out of this world
"Freddy is simply one of the greatest characters in children's literature " ("School Library Journal")

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Overlook Juvenile
Pages   246
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.99" Width: 5.3" Height: 0.97"
Weight:   0.75 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   May 22, 2002
Publisher   Overlook Juvenile
Age  9-12
ISBN  1585672696  
ISBN13  9781585672691  

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More About Walter R. Brooks & Kurt Wiese

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Walter R. Brookswas an American writer best remembered for his short stories onMister Edthe talking horse and children's books, particularly those aboutFreddy the Pigand other anthropomorphic animal inhabitants of the "Bean farm" inupstate New York.
Kurt Wiese illustrated over 400 books, nineteen of which he also wrote, before his death in 1974"

Walter R. Brooks was born in 1886 and died in 1958.

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Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 9-12 > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > Animals > Pigs > Fiction
3Books > Subjects > Children > Authors & Illustrators, A-Z > ( W ) > Wiese, Kurt
4Books > Subjects > Children > Literature > Action & Adventure
5Books > Subjects > Children > Literature > Humorous
6Books > Subjects > Children > Popular Characters > Book Characters > Freddy the Pig
7Books > Subjects > Children > Science, Nature & How It Works > Astronomy & Space > Fiction
8Books > Subjects > Children > Series > Humorous > Freddy the Pig

Reviews - What do customers think about Freddy and the Men from Mars (Freddy the Pig Series)?

Wonderful.  Sep 8, 2006
Walter R. Brooks Is witty and intellegent he makes wonderful books and this is wnderful and i think it should be rated ten stars!!!!!

It is so Cool.
Wonderfuly Boomshmidt.  Sep 1, 2006
I love this book and i think it is one of the best by Walter R. Brooks.
I love Walter Brooks and i love all of his books including Freddy the Pilot, Freddy The Cowboy, and Freddy and the Egnormous.
I highly recomend his books to people of all ages.
Pig 200, Rats 0  Nov 29, 2002
Freddy the Pig and his friends from the Bean farm have come a long way from their first trip to Florida in 1928. Now they have a Farm Animals Republic, a bank, a newspaper, an atomic powered car and even a rocket ship. But, despite the prestige and renown of being Bean farm animals, their basic nature had remains the same - they are honest, forthright, and darned funny.

Things bode ill for the Boomschmidt Circus when Herbert Garble (who has never had an honest day in his life) joins them with six strange looking men from Mars - each a foot high, in red pajamas and wearing red fluffy whiskers. Freddy is sure there is some fraud involved, but the Circus is making a ton of money and the last thing the farm animals want to do is hurt Mr. Boomschmidt. Freddy, Jinx the Cat, Uncle Ben and Mrs. Peppercorn head out to investigate.

What they find is pretty fishy, or rather, pretty ratty. Mean old Simon the rat and his family are up to their necks in trouble making, and Garble's Martians are just the start. If the rats have their way the Beans will be forced off their farm and Uncle Ben will lose his rocket ship. Drastic times call for drastic measures as the animals prepare to go to war.

If things are strange with fake Martians, they get stranger when a flying saucer full of real Martians shows up to investigate. Soon there are rats pretending they are Martians, rabbits pretending they are rats pretending they are Martians, and real Martians stirring the pot. As Freddy nearly is sent to Montana to become pork chops and bacon, everything hangs in the balance.

As always Walter Brooks' tales combine humor and suspense with a natural sense of values that apply equally to animal and man. If the science in this book is a bit silly it is still engaging enough for its intended readership. And the simple lessons of friendship and doing what is right never grow old.

The Best of Bean Sci-Fi  Jul 15, 2002
I was prejudiced against Bean's fifties incursion into space after the tedium of "Freddy and the Space Ship," but "Men from Mars" proved to be a surprisingly strong title. My six year old son laughed a lot and was thrilled when one of his favorite villains showed up. A good one!

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