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   Clockwork Twin, The, by Walter R. Brooks  
  Novel, first publication in 1931 , latest edition in 2003
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      Adults, children, and reviewers have embraced the stouthearted Freddy the Pig since he and his Bean Farm chums first appeared in 1927. The Overlook reissues of this classic series-with more than 150,000 hardcover copies sold-have brought these timeless adventures to a whole new generation eager for a good time and a good laugh. As a recent USA Today feature about the Freddy phenomenon noted, the Freddy books brilliantly illustrate the cardinal virtues: "fair play and a good sense of humor."

    In The Clockwork Twin, Freddy reprises his most famous role-as detective!-and Walter Brooks's talking animals rollick through amazing adventures. They talk, dance, sing, joke, and work out intricate problems. When a mechanical double is rigged up by Mr. Bean's brother, Uncle Ben (who is an eccentric inventor), as a friend and playmate for the Beans' adopted boy, Adoniram, a comedy of errors ensues. The Bean Farm animals then decide to look for Adoniram's real-life brother-it's a job for Freddy the detective.

      Part of series  
  • Freddy the Pig (#5)

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  • Detectives - Sleuths - Pis - Bounty Hunter
  • Humor - Comedy - Satire
  • Insects - Arachnids - Insectoids
  • Intelligent Animals - Talking Animals - Sentient Animals
  • Mystery
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