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Freddy Goes to Florida [Paperback]

By Walter R. Brooks (Author) & Kurt Wiese (Illustrator)
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It's cold, and the animals of Bean Farm know that Mr. Bean can't afford to fix up their barn properly for the coming winter, so Freddy the Pig and his friends decide to do the next best thing: head to Florida for a vacation. Illustrations.

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It's winter, and the barn is cold. There's no central heating for the ducks. No quilts for the mice. The animals of Bean Farm know that Mr. Bean can't afford to fix up their barn properly for the coming winter, so Freddy and friends decide to do the next best thing: head to Florida for a vacation. On the way south with the migrating birds, Freddy, Jinx the Cat, Charles the Rooster and the other animals foil burglars, outwit a band of hungry alligators, meet the President, and even uncover buried treasure.

Citations And Professional Reviews
Freddy Goes to Florida by Walter R. Brooks & Kurt Wiese has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Publishers Weekly - 08/27/2001 page 87
  • Ingram Children's Advance - 05/01/2001 page 63

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Puffin
Pages   196
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.82" Width: 5.06" Height: 0.6"
Weight:   0.5 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jun 30, 2001
Publisher   Puffin
Age  8-11
ISBN  0141312335  
ISBN13  9780141312330  
UPC  051488006992  

Availability  0 units.

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.

Walter R. Brooks has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Freddy Books
  2. Freddy the Pig

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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 > Humorous
5Books > Subjects > Children > Popular Characters > Book Characters > Freddy the Pig
6Books > Subjects > Children > Series > Humorous > Freddy the Pig
7Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 9-12

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Nice, old-fashioned children's classic  Dec 31, 2007
Originally published in 1928, this is the first of about a dozen children's books starring Freddy, a clever young pig with a taste for adventure. If you are looking for books for little kids that aren't too scary, too violent or laden with issues such as peer pressure,etc., this is a very good option. The story is a little slow-moving, but it's still clever and engaging, and other than a little bit of sexism (a barnyard rooster in henpecked by his wife) this holds up remarkably well for a story written before the Great Depression. Lots of different animals make up the cast, so if you are reading it aloud, there are good opportunities for doing different voices, etc. And, if you liked this first book, there are plenty more to follow. (Joe Sixpack)
Please read all the books in this series!  May 28, 2007
In grammar school,"FREDDY" books were my favorites. I then graduated to Sherlock Holmes. I still love both "detectives"! Lucky you! All the books are available. I used to wait impatiently for each new one!
One of the greatest children' series of all time  May 12, 2007
This is book 1 of the Freddy series (note that it was not originally published with this title, and Freddy is not as much the focus as in later books). These stories of the adventures of the intelligent and sociable animals on the Bean farm are beautifully written, and have some dramatic tension but nothing over the top (no Moms are killed in these stories, unlike Disney's favorite ploy...). The stories introduce some wonderfully adult concepts (like politics, banking, running a business) with well-crafted characters that will broaden a child's understanding of what makes people tick.
The Book Which Got Me Into Reading  Mar 22, 2004
In 1955 I was eight, and the eldest of three brothers. My mother couldn't go to the grocery store with all of us so she'd drop me off at the children's room at the West Hartford, CT, public library, and pick me up on the way home. It was there that I discovered Freddy, and that pig spoke my language! It was Freddy, his wonderful compatriots on the Bean farm, and their fabulous adventures, that started me out right. Freddy Goes to Florida is the first of the series, and is where I recommend starting your own adventures with Freddy the Pig. Hats off to Overlook Press for re-publishing these books in their original look.
Freddy's migration to Florida with other farm animals!  Oct 17, 2002
Mr. Bean's farm animals are very intelligent. They can read and some can write.A pig named Freddy gets the idea from a sparrow to migrate.He,a cow,a dog,a horse,two spiders,two ducks,and a cat all migrate to Florida for the Winter they have an exciting trip there and an exciting trip back to New York they meet the President and alligators and much, much, more.This book is full of adventure and humor.I recommend it to everyone. There are other Freddy books such as Freddy the Detactive,Freddy and the Bean Home News,Freddy and the Space Ship.

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