Illustrations by Kurt Wiese
FREDDY THE PIG Series
The Freddy the Pig books have long been considered classics of American children s literature and with each reissue by The Overlook Press, this wonderful pig is charming his way into the hearts of more and more readers, adults and children alike.
In Freddy and Mr. Camphor Freddy is positively worn out from his job as President of the First Animal Bank and as if this wasn t enough responsibility for one pig! his position as Editor of the Bean Home News. At the urging of the farm animals, Freddy answers an ad in the Bean Home News for a position as caretaker of a large estate for the duration of the summer. Freddy is a bit overwhelmed when what was meant to be a relaxing little respite from the world turns out to be a real challenge . . . but the pig will muddle through!
Fans claim Freddy as the predecessor of such famous literary pigs as those in George Orwell s Animal Farm and Wilbur of E. B. White s Charlotte s Web. . . . There s a richness to the world of the Bean Farm and a strong moral code that is timeless. . . . True believers refuse to give up on their Renaissance pig. Los Angeles Times