Walter R. Brooks (1886-1958) is the beloved author of twenty-six books about Freddy the Pig. He edited for magazines, including The New Yorker. In addition to the Freddy books, Brooks created the character of Mr. Ed the Talking Horse.
Kurt Wiese (1887-1974) illustrated over three-hundred children’s books and wrote and illustrated another twenty books. He received two Newbery Awards and two Caldecott Honor Book Awards.