Freddy Goes to the North Pole

Freddy Goes to the North Pole

By Walter R. Brooks; Kurt Wiese (Illustrator)

Overlook Press, Hardcover, 9781585671045, 306pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2001

Children all over the country are falling in love again with Walter Brooks's talking pig and his barnyard of friends on Bean Farm in Upstate New York. First published by Knopf from 1927 through 1958, Freddy has reemerged -- much to the excitement of the parents and grandparents of this new generation of Freddy Fans who remember Freddy well indeed. He's remarkably adaptable too -- Freddy has tried his hand at detective work, airplane piloting, magic, poetry, politics... you name it and Freddy has given it a shot

In Freddy Goes to the North Pole, Freddy has an itch to travel and decides that the other animals on Bean Farm should join him on a little excursion. As founder and president of Barnyard Tours, Inc. Freddy chooses the North Pole as the group's first destination. The Arctic regions turn out to be a bit chilly but a chance meeting with Santa Claus makes the trip more than worthwhile