Published over a 40 year period, the 26 classic books about Freddy the Pig have delighted five generations of children, and they are now going on to delight a sixth generation.

When J.J. Pomeroy, the robin, almost pulled off Freddy’s tail, thinking it was a worm, Freddy decided to transform the robin into a popinjay. This starts a series of transformations—some of which may be a big mistake.


Walter R. Brooks

Walter R. Brooks

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 Mr. Ed the Talking Horse.

Kurt Wiese (1887-1974) illustrated over 300 children’s books and wrote and illustrated another 20 books. He received two Newbury Awards and two Caldecott Honor Book Awards.


  • book: Freddy Goes to Florida
  • book: Freddy Goes to the North Pole
  • book: Freddy the Detective
  • book: Freddy the Politician
  • book: Freddy's Cousin Weedly
  • book: Freddy and the Ignormus
  • book: Freddy and the Perilous Adventure
  • book: Freddy and the Bean Home News
  • book: Freddy and the Popinjay
  • book: Freddy the Pied Piper
  • book: Freddy the Magician
  • book: Freddy Goes Camping
  • book: Freddy Plays Football
  • book: Freddy the Cowboy
  • book: Freddy Rides Again
  • book: Freddy the Pilot
  • book: Freddy and the Space Ship
  • book: Freddy and the Baseball Team from Mars
  • book: Freddy and Simon the Dictator
  • book: Freddy and the Flying Saucer Plans
  • book: Freddy and the Dragon
  • book: Freddy and the Men from Mars
  • book: Freddy and Mr. Camphor
  • book: The Story of Freginald
  • book: The Clockwork Twin
  • book: The Collected Poems of Freddy the Pig

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ABOUT The Overlook Press

  • The Overlook Press is an independent publishing house founded in 1971 by Peter Mayer and based in New York City's SoHo neighbor­hood. It offers an eclectic and distinguished list of titles in the categories of literary and commer­cial fiction, literature in translation, and drama; nonfiction, including history, biography, popular science, film, art, and design; and children's and young adult titles. Overlook is the home of Charles Portis, Mervyn Peake, Milton Glaser, Edward Albee, Neil LaBute, the complete works of P. G. Wodehouse, and Walter R. Brooks's Freddy the Pig series, among others.