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Freddy and the Men from Mars (Freddy the Pig #21)

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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 ...more
Hardcover, 246 pages
Published May 22nd 2002 by The Overlook Press (first published 1954)
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Jan 27, 2013 Ellie rated it really liked it
Six martians have joined the local circus side show, and crowds are coming from miles around to view them, but is all as it seems? Hilarious and adorable story! Hooray for Freddy and his friends. This is the 3rd book in the series that I've read, and they are irresistible.
Apr 01, 2015 Nathaniel rated it it was amazing
I liked it. It's about how this Mr. Garble makes his own fake martians and then real martians come down to see what people thought were real martians and what happens.
Jun 14, 2008 Jonathan rated it really liked it
A great book in the not so well known classic series of all time. Freddy the pig receives a message from his friend, Mr. Boom, the ringmaster in the circus, saying that one of his sideshow aliens is missing. Freddy jumps into the detective role to find the missing Martian and strengthen his rep as a detective.
This book is a children's book in some ways but the vocabulary is extensive and hilarious. Walter R. Brooks is one of the funniest authors I've ever read, along with Lemony Snicket and Eliz
Feb 04, 2016 Caleb rated it really liked it
i liked it
I have to admit to never having understood these books, and I'm not even sure which ones I read. Maybe I should try them again, but I'm not sure I'd understand them any better even now.
Ron Tuohy
The Freddy the Pig books are what got me reading more than comic books. This is a particularly good one, and I'll let it stand for the whole series.
Feb 16, 2016 Serena rated it liked it
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* couldn't finish, ** wouldn't recommend, *** would recommend, **** would read again, ***** have read again
Jun 11, 2008 After added it
The whole Freddy series recommended.
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Walter R. Brooks (January 9, 1886 –
August 17, 1958) was an American writer best remembered for his short stories and children's books, particularly those about Freddy the Pig and other anthropomorphic animal inhabitants of the "Bean farm" in upstate New York.

Born in Rome, New York, Brooks attended college at the University of Rochester and subsequently studied homeopathic medicine in New York City
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