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The Clockwork Twin (Freddy the Pig #5)

4.24  ·  Rating Details ·  101 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Book by Brooks, Walter R.
Hardcover, 220 pages
Published February 24th 2003 by Overlook Juvenile (first published 1937)
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Nov 20, 2010 Jon rated it liked it
Freddy the Pig was one of my best friends when I was a kid, and now every once in a while I re-read one of the stories about him for old time's sake. Walter R. Brooks wrote them, 27 in all, at the rate of about one a year from 1928-1958, the year of his death. They've all been recently republished in the original format with the wonderful original illustrations by Kurt Wiese. This is not one of the better examples of a Freddy story; my favorites being Freddy the Detective, Freddy Goes Camping, a ...more
Apr 10, 2013 Alida rated it really liked it
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Not our, the grandchildren in Brazil and their SKYPEing Grandma's favourite Freddy book but still Freddy on a bad day is better than a lot of books out there. We are on the the next; Freddy and the Bean Home News.
Jan 30, 2008 Jo rated it really liked it
Shelves: middle-grade
This isn't my very favorite Freddy book, but I have to say that Freddy on a bad day is grander than most other books on a good day.
Feb 27, 2015 Alan rated it liked it
Very fun read from a series I read as a child. Longer review here:
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I liked it. It was really funny.
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I liked it. They find a boy who wants a new home so they go to live with Mr. and Mrs. Bean. They make a playmate for him that looks just like him. It can run.
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Feb 08, 2013 Terry Irving rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Hey, I know it's embarrassing but the Freddy the Pig (animal detective) were some of the formative books of my childhood.
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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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Other Books in the Series

Freddy the Pig (1 - 10 of 25 books)
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  • Freddy Goes to the North Pole
  • Freddy the Detective
  • The Story of Freginald
  • Freddy the Politician
  • Freddy's Cousin Weedly
  • Freddy and the Ignormus
  • Freddy and the Perilous Adventure
  • Freddy and the Bean Home News
  • Freddy and Mr. Camphor

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“Now, don’t you be discouraged,” said Mrs. Wiggins. “My land, these animals may not care such a lot about working for the medal, but as soon as they know about how you feel they’ll work their heads off to find that boy. Here, you stop fretting about it and leave it to me.” When Mrs. Wiggins said something would happen, it pretty generally happened. She was big and clumsy, and she made more mistakes than you would believe one cow could make, but when anybody was in trouble he always came to Mrs. Wiggins, rather than her partner in the detective business, the brilliant but erratic Freddy, who was as likely as not to stop in the middle of tracking down a criminal case and start writing poetry or drawing plans for a new pigpen or doing any one of the thousand things to which he could turn his hand. And so the next day Mrs. Wiggins said to her sisters: “I’m going out to take a walk. I want to think about this boy.” She always went out for a walk when anything was bothering her, because she said she thought better when she was walking. But the real reason was that she couldn’t think at home, because her sisters talked all the time. And then of course she’d get to talking with them, and her thinking just wouldn’t get done. Very few people can talk and think at the same time, even on the same subject. Mrs. Wiggins walked down past the pond, and waved a hoof at Alice and Emma, but went on without speaking. The two ducks looked at each other. “Something on her mind,” said Alice. “She” 0 likes
“What is it, girls?” she asked. She always called them girls, because she knew it pleased them, although they had a dozen grand-nephews and nieces on the farm. “Is—is anything the matter, dear Mrs. Wiggins,” asked Emma. “We thought you looked worried.” 0 likes
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