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Freddy and the Baseball Team From Mars by  Walter R Brooks - Hardcover - Reprint - 1955 - from Knickerbocker Books and Biblio.com

Freddy and the Baseball Team From Mars

by Brooks, Walter R

Condition: Near Fine/No Jacket


New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1955 Undated reprint, sturdily bound in publisher's library hardcover binding of pictorial paper over boards. October 1955 pub date and copyright stated, no other dates, no printings noted. NEAR FINE - a clean, tightly bound copy. Random House remainder mark stamped to bottom page edge, no other markings. Pages fresh and fine. Cover clean and bright: light shelf wear and rubbing to edges, spine folds, corner tips; small bumps to bottom corners. Binding and hinges tight. B&W line art by Kurt Wiese. 5-3/4 x 8-1/2"; 241 pages. Reprint. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by Wiese, Kurt.

Freddy and the Baseball Team From Mars (1955) is the 23rd book in the humorous children's series Freddy the Pig by American author Walter R. Brooks, illustrated by Kurt Wiese. Capitalizing on Martians' ability to pitch with any of four arms, Freddy creates a baseball team of Martians and circus animals to compete against neighboring towns. An old foe of Freddy’s tries to rig the games.



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