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  • David Emerson
    ... For me, the high point of the series was FREDDY AND THE BASEBALL TEAM FROM MARS. I mean, come on! Talking animals, sci-fi aliens, and baseball -- what
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      >From: David Lenander <d-lena@...>
      >
      >Incidentally, John, you might want to try _Freddy the Politician_
      >(Originally _Wiggins for President_) which I believe influenced _Animal
      >Farm_, though most experts seem to dismiss the idea (but usually it's
      >presented as influence from _To and Again_, now published as _Freddy
      >Goes to Florida_, which I think is somehow intuitively obvious as
      >well). Roger Sale considered this the finest of the series, and
      >discussed it and other Freddy books in his book, _Fairy Tales and
      >After_. It's certainly true that the series flagged along the way in
      >many places, though one of my absolute favorites is a late one, _Freddy
      >the Pilot_, with everything and the kitchen sink: the Bean farm
      >animals, the Boomschmidt Circus animals, an evil horror comic-book
      >publisher, and The Demon Woman of Grisly Gulch, which I thought one of
      >the funniest books I'd read, at least at age 10.

      For me, the high point of the series was FREDDY AND THE BASEBALL TEAM FROM MARS. I mean, come on! Talking animals, sci-fi aliens, and baseball -- what more could a little boy want?

      emerdavid

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