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 Goes Camping, Mr. Camphor's aunts, Minerva and Elmira, are staying with him, much to his disgust. There's two kinds of aunts, he says. There's the regular kind, and then there's the other kind. Mine are the other kind. He enlists Freddy's aid in an attempt to rid his house of the ladies, with the result that Freddy and his chums become entangled with some extremely unfriendly ghosts in an abandoned summer hotel. Freddy camps out, goes caeing, and tosses flapjacks like a pro when he's t mixing it up with the eerie Mr. Eha
Walter R. Brooks (1886-1958) is the beloved author of 26 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 300 children s book and wrote and illustrated another 20 books. He received two Newbery Awards and two Caldecott Honor Book Awards.