Thornton W Burgess Bedtime Stories

Thornton W Burgess Bedtime Stories

By: Thornton W. Burgess
Published by: Grosset & Dunlap
Publication Date: 1959
List: Not to Miss Read Alouds for Children Ages 4-6

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The Fascinating Adventures of Animals, large and small

Thornton Burgess began writing his now-famous animal stories over forty years ago—"to teach children the truth in regard to little wild folk and their ways, and to stimulate a love of nature." In this beautifully produced and illustrated book twenty of the best-loved Burgess tales have been brought together, presenting the adventures of such favourite characters among the meadow and forest folks as

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  • Buster Bear
  • Chatterer the Red Squirrel
  • Danny Meadow Mouse
  • Grandfather Frog
  • Jerry Muskrat
  • Johnny Chuck
  • Mr. Mocker
  •  Old Man Coyote
  • Old Mr. Toad
  •  Paddy the Beaver
  • Peter Cottontail
  • Mrs. Quack
  • Prickly Porky
  • Reddy Fox
  • Sammy Jay
  • Unc' Billy Possum
  • Bobby Coon
  • Jimmy Skunk
  • Bob White
  • Ol' Mistah Buzzard

The drawings of Carl and Mary Hague, reproduced in colour and black-and-white, provide a charming pictorial interpretation of animal life amid natural surroundings; the ideal accompaniment to the writings of an author who, in the words of the Saturday Review, has taught children "more nature lore than all the schools, museums and zoos combined."


Thornton Burgess Bedtime Stories Reprint

Thornton Burgess Bedtime Stories
Reprinted in 2013 by Dover Publications
Available formats: Paperback
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