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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.
Title: The Art of Freddy
Illustrator: Wiese, Kurt
Categories: Art & Decorative Arts,
Edition: First/First Printing
Publisher: Woodstock & New York, Overlook Press: 2002
ISBN Number: 1585673153
ISBN Number 13: 9781585673155
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: New
Jacket Condition: Fine
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 016011
Description: "Celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Freddy books 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!"