Animal Stories Big Book by Thornton Burgess
All children enjoy animal stories and these classics more than fill the bill! The first story in this e-book is “Old Mother West Wind”, written in 1910.
Thornton W. Burgess’s timeless stories have drawn generations of youngsters into the comforting world of the Green Forest, the Smiling Pool, and the Laughing Brook. Along with generous helpings of warmth and whimsy, the entertaining stories also offer valuable lessons about the environment. More importantly, the lessons help kids learn about being true to one’s own nature.
In this collection of irresistible animal tales, children will read about Peter Cottontail, who is up to his floppy ears in dangerous escapades. He always tries to outwit the ever-hungry Reddy Fox. Elsewhere in the Green Forest, Buster Bear has a series of run-ins with Little Joe Otter. Farmer Brown’s boy. He even has a run-in with a stubborn metal pail.
Grandfather Frog, in his determination to see the Great World beyond the familiar vistas of the Smiling Pool, learns firsthand about many human pitfalls. Those include greed, boastfulness, and downright stupidity. New Burgess fans will be charmed and delighted by these stories and exciting tales about Jimmy Skunk, Billy Mink, and their animal friends.
Innocent and fun, these animal stories withstand the test of time and remain not only entertaining, but educational as well.
About Thornton Burgess
Born in Sandwich, Massachusetts, in 1874, Thornton W. Burgess wandered the shores, meadows, and forests of this Cap Cod town during his boyhood. It was during this time of his life he gained a love and appreciation of nature. This was what formed the spirit of his later work.
As a grown man, Thornton Burgess told bedtime stories about animals and nature to his young son. This was the beginning of Burgess’ career as a much-loved children’s author. In his first book, Old Mother West Wind (1910), Burgess did more than just entertain! He was careful to present his stories so that children could gain a better understanding of the ways of wild creatures. As his popularity grew, Burgess recognized the educational value his work had in teaching children about the habits of animals. At the same time, he developed in his readers a reverence for nature.
The Animal Stories
- Old Mother West Wind
- The Adventures of Peter Cottontail
- The Adventures of Grandfather Frog
- The Adventures of Buster Bear
To navigate the animal stories in this e-book, simply click on your bookmarks icon. Next, click your story of choice from the resulting list on the left side of your PDF reader.
Available by Download in PDF
This book is now in the public domain but electronic copies are not as plentiful. The format is simple, the illustrations remain in tact, and PDF files can be read on just about any computer or device. Just find a PDF reader or app and you’re good to go.
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