BROOKS,WALTER. FREDDY AND THE SPACE SHIP. NY: Knopf 1953 (1953). 8vo, cloth, Fine in very slightly worn dust wrapper. Stated 1st ed. Freddy the Pig and the crew travel to Mars! Illustrated in b&w by KURT WIESE. Nice copy. SOLD WITH A FINE 1 PAGE LETTER FROM BROOKS in which he mentions the title offered here,, typed on his personal stationery including the envelope. The text of the letter reads: "I called at Mrs. V's yesterday to look at some books, and in the course of the conversation with her daughter, told her of the children's books I have written. She said none of them were in your library, and I thought you might be interested in trying them, so am sending you a copy of a promotion piece we got out for Book Week a number of years ago. This is a newspaper published by the hero of the stories, Freddy, the pig on the Bean farm. There are now twenty titles in the series - the latest being Freddy and the Space Ship. The books are published by Alfred Knopf and as to their popularity and suitability, I can refer you to any of the reference works dealing with children's literature. By the way, if you are ever disposing of any discards, or gift books, in good condition, I would be interested in making an offer for them. It occurs to me that Mrs. T, from whom I bought some books a year or so ago, may have mentioned my books to you. Sincerely, Walter Brooks." It sounds like Brooks was a book collector as well as an author!