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Thornton W. Burgess Story-Books

 
Mother West Wind    The Bedtime Story-books    The Green Meadow
The Christmas Reindeer   Tommy’s Wishing-Stone Adventures 

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Thornton Waldo Burgess was born in Sandwich, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, on  January 14, 1874. As a youth he worked year round in order to earn money. Some of his jobs included tending cows, picking trailing arbutus or berries, shipping water lilies from local ponds, selling candy and trapping muskrats. William C. Chipman, one of his employers, lived on Discovery Hill Road, a wildlife habitat of woodland and wetland. This habitat became the setting of many of Thornton’s stories in which he refers to Smiling Pool and the Old Briar Patch.  He became a conservationist and author of children’s stories, using his own observations of nature as a basis for them. Thornton  Burgess loved the beauty of nature and its living creatures so much that he wrote about them for 50 years, leaving a rich field of 170 books, mostly for children, and over 15,000 stories for daily columns in newspapers. He died on June 5, 1965.










 
The "Mother West Wind" Books

   

“Old Mother West Wind came down from the Purple Hills in the golden light of the early morning. Over her shoulders was slung a bag—a great big bag — and in the bag were all of Old Mother West Wind's children, the Merry Little Breezes.”

And so begins Thornton W. Burgess's “Old Mother West Wind,” his first book in his long running — and much beloved — series of children's nature books about the Green Meadow and the Green Forest. These stories have delighted children for almost one hundred years now, and look to continue that tradition for another hundred years as parents rediscover their old favorite stories and repeat them to their own children. Young readers travel to the timeless world of the Green Forest and Smiling Pool. Gentle lessons about nature, the environment, and the “lesser folk of fur and feathers” for today’s young readers and listeners. Any imaginative child will be captivated by these books. The chapters are short, with simple language that children will identify with. Read aloud to pre-readers, or read by children themselves (every book is in easy-to-read 14-point type for children), these books will surely be family favorites in no time, if they aren't already.

   
Old Mother
West Wind
Mother West Wind's
Children
Mother West Wind's
Animal Friends
Mother West Wind's
Neighbors
Mother West Wind
'Why' Stories
"Old Mother West Wind", by Thornton Burgess "Mother West Wind’s Children", by Thornton Burgess "Mother West Wind’s Animal Friends," by Thornton W. Burgess "Mother West Wind’s Neighbors," by Thornton W. Burgess "Mother West Wind 'Why' Stories," by Thornton W. Burgess
Mother West Wind
'How' Stories
Mother West Wind
'When' Stories
Mother West Wind
'Where' Stories
Mother West Wind
Collection, Vol 1
Mother West Wind
Collection, Vol 2
"Mother West Wind ‘How’ Stories," by Thornton W. Burgess "Mother West Wind ‘When’ Stories," Thornton W. Burgess "Mother West Wind 'Where' Stories," by Thornton W. Burgess "The Mother West Wind Collection, Volume 1" by Thornton W. Burgess "The Mother West Wind Collection, Volume 2" by Thornton W. Burgess







The Bedtime Story-books

   
The Thornton Burgess Bedtime Storybooks continues the adventures of the “lesser folk of fur and feathers” begun in the Mother West Wind series, except each book focuses on just one of these folk at a time instead of using a theme to group short stories.
   
Bedtime Story-books,
 Volume 1
Bedtime Story-books,
Volume 2
Bedtime Story-books,
Volume 3
Bedtime Story-books,
Volume 4
Bedtime Story-books,
Volume 5
"Burgess’ Bedtime Story-books - Volume 1" by Thornton W. Burgess "Burgess’ Bedtime Story-Books, Volume 2" by Thornton W. Burgess "Burgess’ Bedtime Story-Books, Volume 3" by Thornton W. Burgess "Burgess’ Bedtime Story-Books, Volume 4" by Thornton W. Burgess "Burgess’ Bedtime Story-Books, Volume 5" by Thornton W. Burgess
   
The Adventures of
Reddy Fox
The Adventures of
Johnny Chuck
The Adventures of
Peter Cottontail
The Adventures of
Unc’ Billy Possum
The Adventures of
Mr. Mocker
"The Adventures of Reddy Fox" by Thornton W. Burgess "The Adventures of Johnny Chuck" by Thornton W. Burgess "The Adventures of Peter Cottontail" by Thornton W. Burgess "The Adventures of Unc’ Billy Possum" by Thornton W. Burgess "The Adventures of Mr. Mocker" by Thornton W. Burgess
 
The Adventures of
Jerry Muskrat
The Adventures of
Danny Meadow Mous
e
The Adventures of
Grandfather Frog
The Adventures of
Chatterer the Red Squirrel
The Adventures of
Sammy Jay
"The Adventures of Jerry Muskrat" by Thornton W. Burgess "The Adventures of Danny Meadow Mouse" by Thornton W. Burgess "The Adventures of Grandfather Frog" by Thornton W. Burgess "The Adventures of Chatterer the Red Squirrel" by Thornton W. Burgess "The Adventures of Sammy Jay" by Thornton W. Burgess
 
The Adventures of
Buster Bear
The Adventures of
Old Mr. Toad
The Adventures of
Prickly Porky
The Adventures of
Old Man Coyote
The Adventures of
Paddy the Beaver
"The Adventures of Buster Bear" by Thornton W. Burgess "The Adventures of Old Mr. Toad" by Thornton W. Burgess "The Adventures of Prickly Porky" by Thornton W. Burgess "The Adventures of Old Man Coyote" by Thornton W. Burgess "The Adventures of Paddy the Beaver" by Thornton W. Burgess
 
The Adventures of
Poor Mrs. Quack
The Adventures of
Bobby Coon
The Adventures of
Jimmy Skunk
The Adventures of
Bob White
The Adventures of
Ol’ Mistah Buzzard
"The Adventures of Poor Mrs. Quack" by Thornton W. Burgess "The Adventures of Bobby Coon" by Thornton W. Burgess "The Adventures of Jimmy Skunk" by Thornton W. Burgess "The Adventures of Bob White" by Thornton W. Burgess "The Adventures of Ol’ Mistah Buzzard" by Thornton W. Burgess

The Adventures of
Whitefoot the Woodmouse
The Adventures of
Lightfoot the Deer
The Adventures of
Blacky the Crow
"The Adventures of Whitefoot the Woodmouse" by Thornton W. Burgess "The Adventures of Lightfoot the Deer" by Thornton W. Burgess "The Adventures of Blacky the Crow" by Thornton W. Burgess







The Green Meadow Books
   

The Green Meadow Books are a set of four books with a central theme of taking place exclusively on the Green Meadow, no Green Forest or Smiling Pool adventures. Like the Bedtime Story-Books, each book focuses on one of the the “lesser folk of fur and feathers.”

   
Happy Jack Mrs. Peter Rabbit Bowser the Hound Old Granny Fox The Green Meadow Collection
"Happy Jack" by Thornton W. Burgess "Mrs. Peter Rabbit" by Thornton W. Burgess "Bowser the Hound" by Thornton W. Burgess "The Adventures of Old Granny Fox" by Thornton W. Burgess "Green Meadow Collection" by Thornton W. Burgess













The Christmas Reindeer
&
Tommy's Wishing-Stone Adventures





"The Christmas Reindeer", by Thornton W. Burgess
ISBN:
978-1-60459-981-7

 

 

The Christmas Reindeer” is part of the rich heritage of children’s books left to us by Thornton W. Burgess, and was published in 1926. This edition includes the original seven full-page illustrations and nine smaller ones in the text by Rhoda Chase.

Have you ever wondered just where and how Santa Claus gets his reindeer? And what of the people who live in Northland, near the North Pole? What stories do they have about the mysterious St. Nick who lives there? Children will love hearing, and reading, about the discoveries of Tuktu and Aklak, two Eskimo children who raise reindeer in the Northlands and live near the mysterious Kringle Valley.
Tuktu is curious why every year eight reindeer from the many herds disappear, and then return in the spring. Her father says the owner of those whose reindeer is blessed because those reindeer always become the best in the herd.

Why is this? What is so special about Kringle Valley? And why doesn’t anyone ever go there?

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The three books in the “Tommy’s Wishing-Stone Adventures” trilogy are a part of Thornton W. Burgess’s  long running — and much beloved — series of children’s nature books about the Green Meadow, the Green Forest, and the Smiling Pool. In the first book, "Tommy and the Wishing Stone," a sulky, unhappy young boy by the name of Tommy (is that, perhaps, Farmer Brown’s boy?) happens across a sitting-stone that unexpectedly grants his wish to become a meadow-mouse! Seeing the world from the viewpoint of a small woodland creature is quite an education for Tommy.

After experiencing life as a grouse, a mink, and a humble toad, Tommy goes on more adventures in “Tommy’s Wishes Come True,” and sees life as a rabbit, a squirrel, a raccoon, and finally a wild goose, and the dangers they all face from being hunted. In “Tommy’s Change of Heart” Tommy lives as a fox, a beaver, a muskrat, and finally a bear, and decides he would rather be a friend to the animals than a hunter of them.

The “Tommy’s Wishing-Stone Adventures” includes: “Tommy and the Wishing-Stone,” “Tommy’s Wishes Come True,” and “Tommy’s Change of Heart.” This volume includes all the stories and the original twenty-three illustrations by Harrison Cady from the first editions published in 1915, 1915, and 1921, respectively.

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"Tommy’s Wishing-Stone Adventures", by Thornton W. Burgess
ISBN:
978-1-60459-955-8





"Mother West Wind" Books
Old Mother
West Wind
Mother West Wind's
Children
Mother West Wind's
Animal Friends
Mother West Wind's
Neighbors
Mother West Wind
'Why' Stories
"Old Mother West Wind", by Thornton Burgess "Mother West Wind’s Children", by Thornton Burgess "Mother West Wind’s Animal Friends," by Thornton W. Burgess "Mother West Wind’s Neighbors," by Thornton W. Burgess "Mother West Wind 'Why' Stories," by Thornton W. Burgess
Mother West Wind
'How' Stories
Mother West Wind
'When' Stories
Mother West Wind
'Where' Stories
Mother West Wind
Collection, Vol 1
Mother West Wind
Collection, Vol 2
"Mother West Wind ‘How’ Stories," by Thornton W. Burgess "Mother West Wind ‘When’ Stories," Thornton W. Burgess "Mother West Wind 'Where' Stories," by Thornton W. Burgess "The Mother West Wind Collection, Volume 1" by Thornton W. Burgess "The Mother West Wind Collection, Volume 2" by Thornton W. Burgess


"Old Mother West Wind", by Thornton Burgess
ISBN:
978-1-60459-798-1

Old Mother West Wind,” Thornton W. Burgess’s first book in his “Mother West Wind” series, was published in 1910, and includes the original four George Kerr illustrations.

“Old Mother West Wind came down from the Purple Hills in the golden light of the early morning. Over her shoulders was slung a bag—a great big bag — and in the bag were all of Old Mother West Wind’s children, the Merry Little Breezes” begins the first book of this popular series. In this book the reader meets many of the characters found in later books and stories, including Peter Rabbit, Jimmy Skunk, Sammy Jay, Bobby Raccoon, Joe Otter, Grandfather Frog, Billy Mink, Jerry Muskrat, Spotty the Turtle, and, of course, Old Mother West Wind and her Merry Little Breezes.

This book, as well as “Mother West Wind’s Children,” “Mother West Wind’s Animal Friends,” and “Mother West Wind’s Neighbors,” are included in “The Mother West Wind Collection, Volume 1."

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Mother West Wind’s Children,” Thornton W. Burgess’s second book in his “Mother West Wind” series, was published in 1911, and includes the original four George Kerr illustrations.

Mother West Wind’s Children” continues the adventures begun in the book “Old Mother West Wind.” This time we learn why Danny Meadow Mouse has a short tail, why Reddy Fox has no friends, why Peter Rabbit has long ears, why Striped Chipmunk’s has pockets in his mouth, and what Mr. Toad does with his old suits, and ten other stories that will delight both children and adults.

This book, as well as “Old Mother West Wind,” “Mother West Wind’s Animal Friends,” and “Mother West Wind’s Neighbors,” are included in “The Mother West Wind Collection, Volume 1."

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"Mother West Wind’s Children", by Thornton Burgess
ISBN:
978-1-60459-799-8


"Mother West Wind’s Animal Friends," by Thornton W. Burgess
ISBN:
978-1-60459-800-1

Mother West Wind’s Animal Friends,” Thornton W. Burgess’s third book in his “Mother West Wind” series, was published in 1912, and includes the original four George Kerr illustrations.

This book, the third in the Mother West Wind series continues the adventures of Peter Rabbit, Old Grandfather Frog, Johnny Chuck and the other animals that inhabit the Green Meadow and Green Forest. Children will love hearing, and reading, about how Prickly Porky got his quills, Peter Rabbit’s egg rolling celebration of Easter, Peter’s run for his life, how Johnny Chuck found a use for his back door, why Billy Mink went without dinner one day, and ten other stories that are sure to entertain.

This book, as well as “Old Mother West Wind,” “Mother West Wind’s Children,” and “Mother West Wind’s Neighbors,” are included in “The Mother West Wind Collection, Volume 1."

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Mother West Wind’s Neighbors,” Thornton W. Burgess’s fourth book in his “Mother West Wind” series, was published in 1913, and includes the original four George Kerr illustrations.

Continuing the adventures begun in the book “Old Mother West Wind,” children will love hearing, and reading, about the origins of why Johnny Chuck does not like Blacky the Crow, the arrival of Unc’ Billy Possum in the Green Forest, why Ol’ Mistah Buzzard has a bald head, how Hooty the Owl gets even with Blacky the Crow, and eleven other stories that are sure to delight entertain both children and adults.

This book, as well as “Old Mother West Wind,” “Mother West Wind’s Children,” and “Mother West Wind’s Animal Friends,” are included in “The Mother West Wind Collection, Volume 1."

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"Mother West Wind’s Neighbors," by Thornton W. Burgess
ISBN:
978-1-60459-801-8


"Mother West Wind 'Why' Stories," by Thornton W. Burgess
ISBN:
978-1-60459-802-5

Mother West Wind 'Why' Stories,” Thornton W. Burgess’s fifth book in his “Mother West Wind” series, was published in 1915, and includes the original four Harrison Cady illustrations.

Continuing the adventures begun in the book “Old Mother West Wind,” we learn why Striped  Chipmunk is  proud  of  his  stripes, why  Peter Rabbit  cannot  fold  his  hands, why Unc’  Billy Possum plays dead , why Reddy Fox wears red, why Jimmy Skunk never hurries, and eleven other stories that will delight both children and adults.

This book, as well as “Mother West Wind ‘How’ Stories,” “Mother West Wind ‘When’ Stories,” and “Mother West Wind ‘Where’ Stories,” are included in “The Mother West Wind Collection, Volume 2."

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Mother West Wind ‘How’ Stories,” Thornton W. Burgess’s sixth book in his “Mother West Wind” series, was published in 1916, and includes the original four Harrison Cady illustrations.

Children will love hearing, and reading, how Old King Eagle got his white head, what happened when Old Mr. Mink first tried to swim, how Old Mr. Toad learned to sing, that Old Mr. Crow used to have a double tongue and how he came to lose it, how Howler the Wolf got his name, as well as eleven other stories that will delight both children and adults.

This book, as well as “Mother West Wind ‘Why’ Stories,” “Mother West Wind ‘When’ Stories,” and “Mother West Wind ‘Where’ Stories,” are included in “The Mother West Wind Collection, Volume 2."

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"Mother West Wind ‘How’ Stories," by Thornton W. Burgess
ISBN:
978-1-60459-803-2


"Mother West Wind ‘When’ Stories," Thornton W. Burgess
ISBN:
978-1-60459-804-9

Mother West Wind ‘When’ Stories,” Thornton W. Burgess’s seventh book in his “Mother West Wind” series, was published in 1917, and includes the original four illustrations by Harrison Cady.

This time we learn about when Mr. Bluebird won his beautiful coat, when Old Mr. Gopher got pockets, why Old Mr. Grouse got his snowshoes, how Old Mr. Panther lost his honor, why Old Mr. Rat became an outcast, why Mr. Moose loses his horns every year, and ten other stories that will delight both children and adults.

This book, as well as “Mother West Wind ‘Why’ Stories,” “Mother West Wind ‘How’ Stories,” and “Mother West Wind ‘Where’ Stories,” are included in “The Mother West Wind Collection, Volume 2."

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"Mother West Wind 'Where' Stories," Thornton W. Burgess’s last book in his “Mother West Wind” series, and was published in 1918, and includes the original four Harrison Cady illustrations.

Children will love hearing, and reading, about the origins of Old Mr. Gobbler’s strutting habit and Mr. Quack’s webbed feet, where Miser the Trade Rat first set up shop, Old Mr. Osprey learned to fish, Thunderfoot the Bison got his hump, and eleven other stories that are sure to entertain and delight both children and adults.

This book, as well as “Mother West Wind ‘Why’ Stories,” “Mother West Wind ‘How’ Stories,” and “Mother West Wind ‘When’ Stories,” are included in “The Mother West Wind Collection, Volume 2."

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"Mother West Wind 'Where' Stories," by Thornton W. Burgess
ISBN:
978-1-60459-805-6

"The Mother West Wind Collection, Volume 1" by Thornton W. Burgess
Hardcover
ISBN:

978-1-60459-806-3

Paperback
ISBN:
978-1-60459-875-9

The Mother West Wind Collection, Volume 1” is a compilation of the first four Thornton W. Burgess books in the “Mother West Wind” series. These are “Old Mother West Wind,” “Mother West Wind’s Children,” “Mother West Wind’s Animal Friends,” and “Mother West Wind’s Neighbors.” This volume includes all sixty-one stories and the original sixteen George Kerr illustrations from the first editions published in 1910, 1911, 1912,  and 1913, respectively.

The eight books in the ‘Mother West Wind’ series were just the beginning of Thornton W. Burgess’s  long running, and much beloved, series of children’s nature books about the Green Meadow, the Green Forest, and the Smiling Pool. Young readers, and listeners, travel to this timeless world and learn gentle lessons about nature, the environment, and the “lesser folk of fur and feathers.”

Readers learn why Johnny Chuck doesn’t like Blacky the Crow, how Sammy Jay was found out,  how Spotty the Turtle won a race, what happened to Happy Jack Squirrel’s stolen nuts, why Bobby Coon washes his food,  and fifty-nine more tales in this book. There are stories about Reddy Fox, Peter Rabbit, Blacky the Crow, Johnny Chuck, Ol’ Mr. Buzzard, Bobby Coon, and a over a dozen more of the animals that inhabit the world of the Green Forest, Green Meadow, and Smiling Pool.

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The Mother West Wind Collection, Volume 2” is a compilation of the last four Thornton W. Burgess books in the “Mother West Wind” series. These are “Mother West Wind ‘Why’ Stories,” “Mother West Wind ‘How’ Stories,” “Mother West Wind ‘When’ Stories,” and “Mother West Wind ‘Where’ Stories.” This volume includes all sixty-four stories and the original sixteen Harrison Cady illustrations from the first editions published in 1915, 1916, 1917,  and 1918, respectively.

Follow Peter Rabbit down the Crooked Little Path to the Smiling Pool as he heads over to visit old Grandfather Frog in the hopes of getting another story about one of his neighbors, and how he, or she, got something special from Old Mother Nature.  Children will love hearing, and reading, about Peter Rabbit, Blacky the Crow, Lightfoot the Deer, Johnny Chuck, Reddy Fox, Dippy the Loon, and all the other animals that inhabit the Green Forest, Green Meadow, and Smiling Pool. These stories explain how tails were earned, and lost; why some animals are loved more than others; how many of them found their place in nature, and their homes; where and how they learned valuable lessons about themselves and others; and many other things that are sure to entertain and delight both children and adults.

"The Mother West Wind Collection, Volume 2" by Thornton W. Burgess
Hardcover
ISBN:

978-1-60459-807-0

Paperback
ISBN:
978-1-60459-874-2
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The Thornton Burgess Bedtime Story-books
 
Bedtime Story-books,
 Volume 1
Bedtime Story-books,
Volume 2
Bedtime Story-books,
Volume 3
Bedtime Story-books,
Volume 4
Bedtime Story-books,
Volume 5
"Burgess’ Bedtime Story-books - Volume 1" by Thornton W. Burgess "Burgess’ Bedtime Story-Books, Volume 2" by Thornton W. Burgess "Burgess’ Bedtime Story-Books, Volume 3" by Thornton W. Burgess "Burgess’ Bedtime Story-Books, Volume 4" by Thornton W. Burgess "Burgess’ Bedtime Story-Books, Volume 5" by Thornton W. Burgess
   
The Adventures of
Reddy Fox
The Adventures of
Johnny Chuck
The Adventures of
Peter Cottontail
The Adventures of
Unc’ Billy Possum
The Adventures of
Mr. Mocker
"The Adventures of Reddy Fox" by Thornton W. Burgess "The Adventures of Johnny Chuck" by Thornton W. Burgess "The Adventures of Peter Cottontail" by Thornton W. Burgess "The Adventures of Unc’ Billy Possum" by Thornton W. Burgess "The Adventures of Mr. Mocker" by Thornton W. Burgess
 
The Adventures of
Jerry Muskrat
The Adventures of
Danny Meadow Mous
e
The Adventures of
Grandfather Frog
The Adventures of
Chatterer the Red Squirrel
The Adventures of
Sammy Jay
"The Adventures of Jerry Muskrat" by Thornton W. Burgess "The Adventures of Danny Meadow Mouse" by Thornton W. Burgess "The Adventures of Grandfather Frog" by Thornton W. Burgess "The Adventures of Chatterer the Red Squirrel" by Thornton W. Burgess "The Adventures of Sammy Jay" by Thornton W. Burgess
 
The Adventures of
Buster Bear
The Adventures of
Old Mr. Toad
The Adventures of
Prickly Porky
The Adventures of
Old Man Coyote
The Adventures of
Paddy the Beaver
"The Adventures of Buster Bear" by Thornton W. Burgess "The Adventures of Old Mr. Toad" by Thornton W. Burgess "The Adventures of Prickly Porky" by Thornton W. Burgess "The Adventures of Old Man Coyote" by Thornton W. Burgess "The Adventures of Paddy the Beaver" by Thornton W. Burgess
 
The Adventures of
Poor Mrs. Quack
The Adventures of
Bobby Coon
The Adventures of
Jimmy Skunk
The Adventures of
Bob White
The Adventures of
Ol’ Mistah Buzzard
"The Adventures of Poor Mrs. Quack" by Thornton W. Burgess "The Adventures of Bobby Coon" by Thornton W. Burgess "The Adventures of Jimmy Skunk" by Thornton W. Burgess "The Adventures of Bob White" by Thornton W. Burgess "The Adventures of Ol’ Mistah Buzzard" by Thornton W. Burgess

The Adventures of
Whitefoot the Woodmouse
The Adventures of
Lightfoot the Deer
The Adventures of
Blacky the Crow
"The Adventures of Whitefoot the Woodmouse" by Thornton W. Burgess "The Adventures of Lightfoot the Deer" by Thornton W. Burgess "The Adventures of Blacky the Crow" by Thornton W. Burgess

 
"The Adventures of Reddy Fox" by Thornton W. Burgess
ISBN:
978-1-60459-956-5

Originally published in 1913, “The Adventures of Reddy Fox” is  about Reddy Fox and his adventures in the Green Meadow and Green Forest, such as when he first gets bold and then careless, why Granny Fox has to take care of him and how the other Green Forest little people help him out, why Farmer Brown’s boy sets out to hunt Reddy Fox, how Granny Fox tries to trick Bowser the Hound, and what happens when Farmer Brown’s boy finds Reddy Fox.

This book is the first in Thornton Burgess’s “Bed-Time Storybook” series and includes the original six Harrison Cady illustrations. It is also included with “The Adventures  of Johnny Chuck,” “The Adventures of Peter Cottontail,” and “The Adventures of Unc’ Billy Possum” in Flying Chipmunk Publishing’s “Thornton Burgess’s Bed-Time Storybooks, Volume 1.”

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Originally published in 1913, “The Adventures of Johnny Chuck” is about Johnny Chuck and his adventures in the Green Meadow and Green Forest when he decides to give away his home, turn into a tramp, and travel around the Green Forest and Green Meadow looking for a new home, why he fights with the first chuck he meets but not the second, where he decides to build his new house, and what happens when Sammy Jay discovers his new house and his new secret!

This book is the second in Thornton Burgess’s “Bed-Time Storybook” series and includes the original six Harrison Cady illustrations. It is also included with “The Adventures  of Reddy Fox,” “The Adventures of Peter Cottontail,” and “The Adventures of Unc’ Billy Possum” in Flying Chipmunk Publishing’s “Thornton Burgess’s Bed-Time Storybooks, Volume 1”.

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"The Adventures of Johnny Chuck" by Thornton W. Burgess
ISBN:
978-1-60459-957-2

"The Adventures of Peter Cottontail" by Thornton W. Burgess
ISBN:
978-1-60459-958-9

Originally published in 1914,  "The Adventures of Peter Cottontail" is about Peter Rabbit and his adventures in the Green Meadow and Green Forest when he tries to change his name, when Reddy Fox invites him to breakfast,  when Shadow the Weasel invades the Briar-patch, and what happens when first Johnny Chuck, then Old Grandfather Frog, and then even Ol’ Mistah Buzzard, say they will see  Peter in the Spring, but it is not yet winter!

The Adventures of Peter Cottontail” is the third in Thornton Burgess’s “Bed-Time Storybook” series and is also included with “The Adventures  of Reddy Fox,” “The Adventures of Johnny Chuck,” and “The Adventures of Unc’ Billy Possum” in Flying Chipmunk Publishing’s “Thornton Burgess’s Bed-Time Storybooks, Volume 1.”
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Originally published in 1914, “The Adventures of Unc’ Billy Possum” is about Unc’ Billy Possum and his adventures in the Green Meadow and Green Forest as he gets caught by Farmer Brown’s boy (and how he escapes), how his love of eggs gets the better of him and he ends up trapped in the hen-house, how he escapes the hen-house, only to get trapped in a tree, and how Happy Jack the Squirrel helps him get home safely.

This book is the fourth in Thornton Burgess’s “Bed-Time Storybook” series and includes the original six Harrison Cady illustrations. It is also included with “The Adventures  of Reddy Fox,” “The Adventures of Johnny Chuck,” and “The Adventures of  Peter Cottontail” in Flying Chipmunk Publishing’s “Thornton Burgess’ Bed-Time Storybooks, Volume 1.

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"The Adventures of Unc’ Billy Possum" by Thornton W. Burgess     ISBN:
978-1-60459-959-6

"The Adventures of Mr. Mocker" by Thornton W. Burgess
  ISBN:
978-1-60459-960-2

The Adventures of Mr. Mocker” was originally published in 1914. Something strange is going on in the Green Forest! Sticky-toes the Tree Toad is hearing his voice coming from another tree, yet he hasn’t said anything! Everyone is complaining that Sammy Jay is keeping them awake at night calling “Thief! thief!” yet he says he was asleep! And Unc’ Billy Possum is sure he has heard an old friend of his from the South, yet can’t find him.

This book is the fifth in Thornton Burgess’s “Bed-Time Storybook” series and includes the original six Harrison Cady illustrations. It is also included with “The Adventures  of Jerry Muskrat,” “The Adventures of Danny Meadow Mouse,” and “The Adventures of  Grandfather Frog” in Flying Chipmunk Publishing’s “Thornton Burgess’ Bed-Time Storybooks, Volume 2.”

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Originally published in 1914, “The Adventures of Jerry Muskrat” is about Jerry Muskrat and his adventures in the Green Meadow and Green Forest where he falls victim to a trap set by Farmer Brown’s Boy, and what happens when he sees that the Laughing Brook is no longer laughing and the Smiling Pool is no longer smiling! And what’s all this about Jerry having a bigger cousin from up North?

This book is the sixth in Thornton Burgess’s “Bed-Time Storybook” series and includes the original six Harrison Cady illustrations. It is also included with “The Adventures of Mr. Mocker,” “The Adventures of Danny Meadow Mouse,” and “The Adventures of  Grandfather Frog” in Flying Chipmunk Publishing’s “Thornton Burgess’ Bed-Time Storybooks, Volume 2.”

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"The Adventures of Jerry Muskrat" by Thornton W. Burgess
  ISBN:
978-1-60459-961-9


"The Adventures of Danny Meadow Mouse" by Thornton W. Burgess
 ISBN:
978-1-60459-962-6 

Originally published in 1915, “The Adventures of Danny Meadow Mouse” is about Danny Meadow Mouse and his adventures in the Green Meadow and Green Forest as both Reddy Fox and Old Granny Fox hunt him and he discovers that even under the snow where they can’t see him they can still find him. Then, he is so busy watching for the Foxes that he forgets about Hooty the Owl. How does he manage to escape Hooty, and also scare Peter Rabbit? And he has still more adventures after those!

This book is the seventh in Thornton Burgess’s “Bed-Time Storybook” series and includes the original six Harrison Cady illustrations. It is also included with “The Adventures  of Mr. Mocker,” “The Adventures of Jerry Muskrat,” and “The Adventures of  Grandfather Frog” in Flying Chipmunk Publishing’s “Thornton Burgess’ Bed-Time Storybooks, Volume 2.”

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Originally published in 1915, “The Adventures of Grandfather Frog” is about Grandfather Frog and his adventures in the Smiling Pool and the Green Meadow as he tricks Longlegs the Heron into standing on one leg all morning, why he decides to leave the Smiling Pool and explore the great world, how he escapes when Farmer Brown’s boy catches him and decides to have him for dinner, how Danny Meadow Mouse helps him, and how Farmer Brown’s cat Black Pussy both rescues him and catches him!

This book is the eighth in Thornton Burgess’s “Bed-Time Storybook” series and includes the original six Harrison Cady illustrations. It is also included with “The Adventures  of Mr. Mocker,” “The Adventures of Jerry Muskrat,” and “The Adventures of  Danny Meadow Mouse” in Flying Chipmunk Publishing’s “Thornton Burgess’ Bed-Time Storybooks, Volume 2.”

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"The Adventures of Grandfather Frog" by Thornton W. Burgess
 ISBN:
978-1-60459-963-3 


"The Adventures of Chatterer the Red Squirrel" by Thornton W. Burgess
 ISBN:
978-1-60459-964-0

The nineth book in Thornton Burgess's “Bed-Time Storybook” series is "The Adventures of  Chatterer the Red Squirrel" which is about Chatterer the Red Squirrel and his adventures in the Green Meadows and Green Forest as he desperately uses Redtail the Hawk, one of his other deadliest foes, to escape being dinner for Shadow the Weasel. Then he decides to move to the Green Meadows to escape Shadow, and discovers Farmer Brown’s corn-crib is a wonderful place for corn dinners! But Farmer Brown’s boy catches him! Will he escape or will he become Black Pussy’s next meal?

The Adventures of Chatterer the Red Squirrel” includes the original six Harrison Cady illustrations. It is  included with “The Adventures  of Buster Bear,” “The Adventures of Sammy Jay,” and “The Adventures of Old Mr. Toad” in Flying Chipmunk Publishing’s “Thornton Burgess’s Bed-Time Storybooks, Volume 3.”

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Originally published in 1915, “The Adventures of Sammy Jay” is about the adventures of Sammy Jay when he matches wits with Chatterer the Red Squirrel as Chatterer frightens Sammy and Sammy, in turn, traps Chatterer into fetching him corn from Farmer Brown’s corncrib. Peter Rabbit, Reddy Fox, Black Pussy, Roughleg the Hawk, and even Farmer Brown’s boy all get involved with the different tricks Sammy and Chatterer play on each other.

This book is the tenth in Thornton Burgess’s “Bed-Time Storybook” series and includes the original six Harrison Cady illustrations. It is also included with “The Adventures of Buster Bear,” “The Adventures of Old Mr. Toad,” and “The Adventures of  Chatterer the Red Squirrel” in Flying Chipmunk Publishing’s “Thornton Burgess’ Bed-Time Storybooks, Volume 3.”

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"The Adventures of Sammy Jay" by Thornton W. Burgess
   ISBN:
978-1-60459-966-4

"The Adventures of Buster Bear" by Thornton W. Burgess
   ISBN:
978-1-60459-967-1

Originally published in 1916, “The Adventures of Buster Bear”  is about the adventures of Buster Bear in the Green Forest and Green Pasture. Learn what happens when Buster Bear takes Little Joe Otter’s breakfast and how Little Joe gets even, and then accidentally gives Buster the best breakfast he’s every had! Then the Little People of the forest are thrilled to hear that Farmer Brown’s boy is scared of Buster Bear, but Blacky the Crow is suspicious and comes up with a plan to see if that is really true, and everyone is surprised at the result. And then Buster Bear gets into Farmer Brown’s boy’s berry bucket and everything goes wrong!

This book is the eleventh in Thornton Burgess’s “Bed-Time Storybook” series and includes the original six Harrison Cady illustrations. It is also included with “The Adventures  of Chatterer the Red Squirrel,” “The Adventures of Sammy Jay,” and “The Adventures of  Old Mr. Toad” in Flying Chipmunk Publishing’s “Thornton Burgess’ Bed-Time Storybooks, Volume 3.”

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Originally published in 1916, "The Adventures of Old Mr. Toad" is part of the rich heritage of children’s nature books left to us by Thornton W. Burgess. This edition includes the original fourteen illustrations.

Old Mr. Toad is acting strangely, and his behavior puzzles his friends in the Green Meadow. He is in a hurry, and Old Mr. Toad never hurries unless he is in danger. But this time he says he has a very important engagement. See what Jimmy Skunk, Peter Cottontail, Billy Possum, and some of the other animals discover as they secretly follow him.  And then Peter Cottontail meets Mr. Toad’s children, is amazed at his unusual tongue, and accidentally offends Mr. Toad! But that’s not all, Mr. Toad gets a scare, and then makes friends with Buster Bear, but at the expense of the rest of his friends. How does all this turn out?

This book is the twelfth  in Thornton Burgess’s “Bed-Time Storybook” series and includes the original six Harrison Cady illustrations. It is also included with “The Adventures  of Chatterer the Red Squirrel,” “The Adventures of Sammy Jay,” and “The Adventures of  Buster Bear” in Flying Chipmunk Publishing’s “Thornton Burgess’ Bed-Time Storybooks, Volume 3.”

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"The Adventures of Old Mr. Toad" by Thornton W. Burgess
   ISBN:
978-1-60459-755-4

"The Adventures of Prickly Porky" by Thornton W. Burgess
   ISBN:
978-1-60459-968-8

Originally published in 1916, “The Adventures of Prickly Porky” is part of the rich heritage of children’s nature books left to us by Thornton W. Burgess in his long running — and much beloved — series of children’s nature books about the Green Meadow and the Green Forest.

There is something strange is going on in the Green Forest! First Peter Rabbit sees a scary creature with no legs, head, or tail, rolling straight at him!  Then Prickly Porky, the newest arrival in the Green Forest, is saved from choking by Unc’ Billy Possum. And then the scary creature chases Reddy Fox, Granny Fox, and even Old Man Coyote. Just what is going on and who is this strange creature with no legs, tail, or head?

This book is the thirteenth in Thornton Burgess’s “Bed-Time Storybook” series and includes the original six Harrison Cady illustrations. It is also included with “The Adventures of Old Man Coyote,” “The Adventures of Paddy the Beaver,” and “The Adventures of  Poor Mrs. Quack” in Flying Chipmunk Publishing’s “Thornton Burgess’ Bed-Time Storybooks, Volume 4.”

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Originally published in 1916, “The Adventures of Old Man Coyote” is part of the rich heritage of children’s nature books left to us by Thornton W. Burgess. This edition includes the original fourteen illustrations.

Just then it came again, a sound such as neither Peter Rabbit nor Jimmy Skunk had ever heard before. Peter’s teeth began to chatter. Never had the Green Meadows or the Green Forest heard anything like it. It sounded something like Hooty the Owl, and Dippy the Loon, and two or three little dogs howling all together, and there was something in the sound that made cold chills run up and down Peter Rabbit’s backbone. Who, or what, made that terrible sound? And why had it come to the Green Meadows and Forest? Was it someone smarter than Granny and Reddy Fox? Or would Granny Fox chase it away?

This book is the fourteenth in Thornton Burgess’s “Bed-Time Storybook” series and includes the original six Harrison Cady illustrations. It is also included with “The Adventures of Prickly Porky,” “The Adventures of Paddy the Beaver,” and “The Adventures of  Poor Mrs. Quack” in Flying Chipmunk Publishing’s “Thornton Burgess’ Bed-Time Storybooks, Volume 4.”

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"The Adventures of Old Man Coyote" by Thornton W. Burgess
   ISBN:
978-1-60459-757-8

"The Adventures of Paddy the Beaver" by Thornton W. Burgess
   ISBN:
978-1-60459-969-5

The Adventures of Paddy the Beaver” was originally published in 1917. Paddy the Beaver causes quite a bit of curiosity among the little folk of the Green Forest when he decides to build a dam. Everyone is puzzled as he cuts trees and sticks and drags them  to the Laughing Brook. What he is building looks nothing like the smooth, grassy dam Farmer Brown built. Will it even work? Then he started building a house, only he doesn’t leave any room at all in it for a bedroom. Could Paddy the Beaver really not know how to build a house? And what happens when Old Man Coyote finds out how slow Paddy is on the dry land?

This book is the fifteenth in Thornton Burgess’s “Bed-Time Storybook” series and includes the original six Harrison Cady illustrations. It is also included with “The Adventures of Old Man Coyote,” “The Adventures of Prickly Porky,” and “The Adventures of  Poor Mrs. Quack” in Flying Chipmunk Publishing’s “Thornton Burgess’ Bed-Time Storybooks, Volume 4.”

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The Adventures of Poor Mrs. Quack” was originally published in 1917. Poor Mrs. Quack! What with hunters with terrible, terrible guns at every pond and river as she flies north to her nesting grounds, the poor dear is a nervous wreck. And after the last hunter surprised her flock, she can’t find Mr. Quack or her twelve little children anywhere! Peter Rabbit and his friends decide to help and start a search for Mr. Quack. Will they find him? And if they do, can they guide Mrs. Quack to him without any hunters seeing her and following her to find both the Quacks?

This book is the sixteenth in Thornton Burgess’s “Bed-Time Storybook” series and includes the original six Harrison Cady illustrations. It is also included with “The Adventures of Old Man Coyote,” “The Adventures of Prickly Porky,” and “The Adventures of  Paddy the Beaver” in Flying Chipmunk Publishing’s “Thornton Burgess’ Bed-Time Storybooks, Volume 4.”

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"The Adventures of Poor Mrs. Quack" by Thornton W. Burgess
   ISBN:
978-1-60459-970-1

"The Adventures of Bobby Coon" by Thornton W. Burgess
   ISBN:
978-1-60459-971-8
The Adventures of Bobby Coon” was originally published in 1918. Poor Bobby Coon! He is having the worst dream ever! There’s this terrible thumping noise, and his whole house is shaking. But wait, he isn’t dreaming! What’s happening? Children will love hearing, and reading, about Bobby Coon and how he ends up living in Farmer Brown’s Barn all winter. Then, Farmer Brown’s boy takes him to the Green Forest and Bobby is the happiest coon ever, but he has to find a new home and it seems everyone is trying to prevent him from getting a good night’s sleep. And his cousin, Buster Bear, threatens to eat him!

"The Adventures of Bobby Coon" is the seventeenth in Thornton Burgess’s “Bed-Time Storybook” series. This edition includes the original six  Harrison Cady illustrations. “The Adventures of Bobby Coon” is included with “The Adventures of Jimmy Skunk,” “The Adventures of Bob White,” and “The Adventures of  Ol’ Mistah Buzzard” in Flying Chipmunk Publishing’s “Burgess’ Bed-Time Storybooks, Volume 5

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Originally published in 1918, “The Adventures of Jimmy Skunk” is about Jimmy Skunk and his adventures in the Green Meadow and Green Forest where he falls victim to a trick by Peter Rabbit that involves Reddy Fox and a barrel, how he gets even with Peter Rabbit, how he meets up with Unc’ Billy Possum and what they decide to do in Farmer Brown’s henhouse, and how a china-egg causes a quarrel that ends up with Unc’ Billy Possum on Farmer Brown’s kitchen chair!

This book is the eighteenth in Thornton Burgess’s “Bed-Time Storybook” series and includes the original six Harrison Cady illustrations. It is also included with “The Adventures of Bobby Coon,” “The Adventures of Bob White,” and “The Adventures of  Ol’ Mistah Buzzard” in Flying Chipmunk Publishing’s “Thornton Burgess’ Bed-Time Storybooks, Volume 5.”

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"The Adventures of Jimmy Skunk" by Thornton W. Burgess
   ISBN:
978-1-60459-972-5

"The Adventures of Bob White" by Thornton W. Burgess
   ISBN:
978-1-60459-973-2

Originally published in 1919, “The Adventures of Bob White” is part of the rich heritage of children’s nature books left to us by Thornton W. Burgess in his series of children’s nature books about the Green Meadow and the Green Forest.

Bob White is a busy, busy bird with many friends, but when he decides to build a new home why does he decide to keep it a secret? And why did Mrs. Bob White pick such a dangerous place  for their new home?  Later, why does Peter have to watch his step when Mrs. Bob White comes to visit, and why does Farmer Brown’s boy decide that he really loves the Bob Whites? And then a hunter shows up with a terrible gun. What happens when he shoots and how does Farmer Brown’s boy save the Whites from becoming the hunter’s dinner?

This book is the nineteenth in Thornton Burgess’s “Bed-Time Storybook” series and includes the original six Harrison Cady illustrations. It is also included with “The Adventures of Bobby Coon,” “The Adventures of Jimmy Skunk,” and “The Adventures of  Ol’ Mistah Buzzard” in Flying Chipmunk Publishing’s “Thornton Burgess’ Bed-Time Storybooks, Volume 5.”

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Originally published in 1919, “The Adventures of Ol’ Mistah Buzzard” is part of the rich heritage of children’s nature books left to us by Thornton W. Burgess in his series of children’s nature books about the Green Meadow and the Green Forest.

There is a new arrival in the Green Meadow and Green Forest and everyone is scared! Peter Rabbit and all the other little creatures are afraid to stick the noses out of their little homes for fear of that circling stranger far above. Is he a relative of fierce Mr. Goshawk? After meeting this stranger, Peter begins to wonder just where he keeps his nest, and everyone he asks is just as puzzled. So Peter decides to find that hidden nest!

This book is the twentieth in Thornton Burgess’s “Bed-Time Storybook” series and includes the original four Harrison Cady illustrations. It is also included with “The Adventures of Bobby Coon,” “The Adventures of Jimmy Skunk,” and “The Adventures of  Bob White” in Flying Chipmunk Publishing’s “Thornton Burgess’ Bed-Time Storybooks, Volume 5.”

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"The Adventures of Ol’ Mistah Buzzard" by Thornton W. Burgess
   ISBN:
978-1-60459-974-9

"The Adventures of Whitefoot the Woodmouse" by Thornton W. Burgess
   ISBN:
978-1-60459-752-3

Originally published in 1922, “Whitefoot the Woodmouse” is part of the rich heritage of children’s nature books left to us by Thornton W. Burgess. This edition includes the original four illustrations.

There is not one of all the little people in the Green Forest who has so many enemies to watch out for as has Whitefoot the Woodmouse. There are ever so many who would like nothing better than to dine on plump little Whitefoot. There are Buster Bear and Billy Mink and Shadow the Weasel and Unc’ Billy Possum and Hooty the Owl and all the members of the Hawk family, not to mention Blacky the Crow in times when other food is scarce. Reddy and Granny Fox and Old Man Coyote are always looking for him.  Follow Whitefoot as he discovers the safety and dangers of Farmer Brown’s Sugar House, what happens when he runs from Shadow the Weasel only to be discovered by Butcher the Shrike, how Timmy the Flying Squirrel becomes a good neighbor, and just who is making the mysterious drumming sound?

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Originally published in 1921, "Lightfoot the Deer" is part of the rich heritage of children’s nature books left to us by Thornton W. Burgess. This edition includes the original four illustrations.

Wonderfully handsome was Lightfoot the Deer, or so all the animals in The Green Forest thought. With his majestic antlers and proud bearing, he was quite a sight when he moved through the forest. But Lightfoot was worried. It was Autumn, and the hunters were about. As big as he was, bigger than the hunters, he shouldn’t have had to fear them. But the hunters have those terrible guns! Follow Lightfoot as he plays a hide-and-seek game with the hunters, always trying to stay out of the hunters’ way, and how the various Green Forest animals help him hide and escape. And then, once the hunting season is over, first one, then another, strange deer appear in The Green Forest. Who are they and why are they in The Green Forest? And what will Lightfoot do?

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"The Adventures of Lightfoot the Deer" by Thornton W. Burgess
   ISBN:
978-1-60459-749-3

"The Adventures of Blacky the Crow" by Thornton W. Burgess
   ISBN:
978-1-60459-551-2

Originally published in 1922, “Blacky the Crow” is part of the rich heritage of children’s nature books left to us by Thornton W. Burgess. This edition includes the original four illustrations, and is in easy-to-read 14-point type for children.

Blacky the Crow is always watching for things not intended for his sharp eyes.  The result is that he gets into no end of trouble which he could avoid.  In this respect he is just like his cousin, Sammy Jay.  Between them they see a great deal with which they have no business and which it would be better for them not to see. Follow Blacky’s adventures in the Green Forest as he tries to sneak an egg or two from Mr. and Mrs. Hooty, the owls; when he notices a suspicious man spreading corn around a stand of reeds to attract Ducks; and what he does when he finds an egg that won’t behave.

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The four books in “Burgess’ Bedtime Story-books - Volume 1” are a continuation of Thornton W. Burgess’s  long running — and much beloved — series of children’s nature books about the Green Meadow, the Green Forest, and the Smiling Pool.

Children will love hearing, and reading, about what happens when Reddy Fox gets bold and then careless, why Granny Fox has to take care of him and how the other little forest people help him out, and why Farmer Brown’s boy hunts Reddy Fox. Then they read about Johnny Chuck and his adventures when he gives away his home and travels around looking for a new home, why he fights with the first chuck he meets but not the second, where he decides to build his new house, and what happens when Sammy Jay discovers his new house and his new secret! Then Peter Rabbit tries to change his name, Reddy Fox invites him to breakfast, Shadow the Weasel invades the Briar-patch, and then first Johnny Chuck, then Old Grandfather Frog, and then even Ol’ Mistah Buzzard, say they will see  Peter in the Spring, but it is not yet winter! Finally, Unc’ Billy Possum gets caught by Farmer Brown’s boy, he gets away, but then gets trapped in the hen-house, he escapes the hen-house only to get trapped in a tree, and then Happy Jack the Squirrel helps him get home safely.

“Burgess’ Bedtime Story-Books, Volume 1” includes: “The Adventures of Reddy Fox,” “The Adventures of Johnny Chuck,” “The Adventures of Peter Cottontail,”  and “The Adventures of Unc’ Billy Possum.” This volume includes all the stories and the original twenty-four illustrations from the first editions published in 1913, 1913, 1914,  and 1914, respectively.

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"Burgess’ Bedtime Story-books - Volume 1" by Thornton W. Burgess
   ISBN:
978-1-60459-975-6

"Burgess’ Bedtime Story-Books, Volume 2" by Thornton W. Burgess
   ISBN:
978-1-60459-976-3

The four books in “Burgess’ Bedtime Story-Books, Volume 2” are a continuation of Thornton W. Burgess’s  children’s nature books about the Green Meadow, the Green Forest, and the Smiling Pool.

Something strange is going on in the Green Forest! Sticky-toes the Tree Toad is hearing his voice coming from another tree, yet he hasn’t said anything! Everyone is complaining that Sammy Jay is keeping them awake at night calling “Thief! thief!” yet he says he was asleep! What is going on? Then Jerry Muskrat has a narrow escape from Farmer Brown’s boy’s trap. And what does he do when he sees that the Laughing Brook is no longer laughing and the Smiling Pool is no longer smiling? And then Danny Meadow Mouse has to be his smartest as both Reddy Fox and Old Granny Fox hunt him and he discovers that even under the snow where they can’t see him they can still find him. And while he is busy watching for the Foxes he forgets about Hooty the Owl. How does he manage to escape Hooty, and also scare Peter Rabbit? Finally, Grandfather Frog tricks Longlegs the Heron into standing on one leg all morning. Then he decides to leave the Smiling Pool and explore the great world. But how does he escape when Farmer Brown’s boy catches him and decides to have him for dinner? And how does Farmer Brown’s cat Black Pussy both rescue him and catch him!

Burgess’ Bedtime Story-Books, Volume 2” includes: “The Adventures of Mr. Mocker,” “The Adventures of Jerry Muskrat,” “The Adventures of Danny Meadow Mouse,”  and “The Adventures of Grandfather Frog.” This volume includes all the stories and the original twenty-four illustrations from the first editions published in 1914, 1914, 1915,  and 1915, respectively.

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The four books in “Burgess’ Bedtime Story-books - Volume 3” are a continuation of Thornton W. Burgess’s children’s nature books about the Green Meadow, the Green Forest, and the Smiling Pool.

Children will love hearing, and reading, about Chatterer the Red Squirrel and his adventures in the Green Meadows and Green Forest as he desperately  uses Redtail the Hawk, one of his other deadliest foes, to escape being dinner for Shadow the Weasel. Then he decides to move to the Green Meadows to escape Shadow, and discovers Farmer Brown’s corn-crib is a wonderful place for corn dinners! But then Farmer Brown’s boy catches him! Will he escape or will he become Black Pussy’s next meal? Next, read about the adventures of Sammy Jay as he matches wits with Chatterer the Red Squirrel as Chatterer frightens Sammy and Sammy, in turn, traps Chatterer into fetching him corn from Farmer Brown’s corncrib. Peter Rabbit, Reddy Fox, Black Pussy, Roughleg the Hawk, and even Farmer Brown’s boy all get involved with the different tricks Sammy and Chatterer play on each other. In the third book, what happens when Buster Bear takes Little Joe Otter’s breakfast and how does Little Joe gets even, and then he accidentally gives Buster the best breakfast he’s every had! Then the Little People of the forest are thrilled to hear that Farmer Brown’s boy is scared of Buster Bear, but Blacky the Crow is suspicious and comes up with a plan to see if that is really true, and everyone is surprised at the result. And then Buster Bear gets into Farmer Brown’s boy’s berry bucket and everything goes wrong! Finally, Old Mr. Toad is acting strangely, and his behavior puzzles his friends in the Green Meadow. He was in a hurry, and Old Mr. Toad never hurries unless he is in danger. But this time he says he has a very important engagement. See what Jimmy Skunk, Peter Cottontail, Billy Possum, and some of the other animals discover as they secretly follow him. And then Peter Cottontail meets Mr. Toad’s children, is amazed at his unusual tongue, and accidentally offends Mr. Toad! But that’s not all, Mr. Toad gets a scare, and then makes friends with Buster Bear, but at the expense of the rest of his friends. How does all this turn out?

Burgess’ Bedtime Story-Books, Volume 3” includes: “The Adventures of Chatterer the Red Squirrel,” “The Adventures of Sammy Jay,” “The Adventures of Buster Bear,”  and “The Adventures of Old Mr. Toad.” This volume includes all the stories and the original twenty-four illustrations from the first editions published in 1915, 1915, 1916,  and 1916, respectively.

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"Burgess’ Bedtime Story-Books, Volume 3" by Thornton W. Burgess
   ISBN:
978-1-60459-977-0

"Burgess’ Bedtime Story-Books, Volume 4" by Thornton W. Burgess
   ISBN:
978-1-60459-978-7

The four books in “Burgess’ Bedtime Story-Books, Volume 4” are a continuation of Thornton W. Burgess’s children’s nature books about the Green Meadow, the Green Forest, and the Smiling Pool.

There is something strange is going on in the Green Forest! First Peter Rabbit sees a scary creature with no legs, head, or tail, rolling straight at him! And then the scary creature chases Reddy Fox, Granny Fox, and even Old Man Coyote. Just what is going on and who is this strange creature with no legs, tail, or head? And in the second book Peter Rabbit and Jimmy Skunk hear a sound such as neither had ever heard before. Peter’s teeth began to chatter. Who, or what, made that terrible sound? And why had it come to the Green Meadows and Forest? Would Granny Fox be able to chase them away? Then, Paddy the Beaver causes quite a bit of curiosity among the little folk of the Green Forest when he decides to build a dam. What he is building looks nothing like the smooth, grassy dam Farmer Brown built. Will it even work? Then he started building a house, only he doesn’t leave any room at all in it for a bedroom. Could Paddy the Beaver really not know how to build a house? Alas, poor Mrs. Quack! What with hunters with terrible, terrible guns at every pond and river as she flies north to her nesting grounds, the poor dear is a nervous wreck. And after the last hunter surprised her flock, she can’t find Mr. Quack or her twelve little children anywhere! Peter Rabbit and his friends start a search for Mr. Quack. Will they find him?

Burgess’ Bedtime Story-Books, Volume 4” includes: “The Adventures of Prickly Porky,” “The Adventures of Old Man Coyote,” “The Adventures of Paddy the Beaver,”  and “The Adventures of Poor Mrs. Quack.” This volume includes all the stories and the original twenty-four illustrations from the first editions published in 1916, 1916, 1917,  and 1917, respectively.

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The four books in “Burgess’ Bedtime Story-Books, Volume 5” are a continuation of Thornton W. Burgess’s children’s nature books about the Green Meadow, the Green Forest, and the Smiling Pool.

Poor Bobby Coon! He is having the worst dream ever! There’s this terrible thumping noise, and his whole house is shaking. But wait, he isn’t dreaming! What’s happening? How does he end up living in Farmer Brown’s Barn all winter? And what happens to Bobby when spring arrives? In the second book, Jimmy Skunk falls victim to a trick by Peter Rabbit that involves Reddy Fox and a barrel! He gets even with Peter Rabbit, then he and Unc’ Billy Possum have a quarrel that ends up with Unc’ Billy Possum on Farmer Brown’s kitchen chair! Bob White is a busy, busy bird with many friends, but when he decides to build a new home why does he decide to keep it a secret? And why did Mrs. Bob White pick such a dangerous place  for their new home?  Later, why does Peter have to watch his step when Mrs. Bob White comes to visit, and why does Farmer Brown’s boy decide that he really loves the Bob Whites? And then a hunter shows up with a terrible gun.... In the last book there is a new arrival in the Green Meadow and Green Forest and everyone is scared! Peter Rabbit and all the other little creatures are afraid to stick the noses out of their little homes for fear of that circling stranger far above. Is he a relative of fierce Mr. Goshawk? After meeting this stranger, Peter begins to wonder just where he keeps his nest, and everyone he asks is just as puzzled. So Peter decides to find that hidden nest!

“Burgess’ Bedtime Story-Books, Volume 5” includes: “The Adventures of Bobby Coon,” “The Adventures of Jimmy Skunk,” “The Adventures of Bob White,”  and “The Adventures of Ol’ Mistah Buzzard.” This volume includes all the stories and the original twenty-four illustrations from the first editions published in 1918, 1918, 1919,  and 1919, respectively.

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"Burgess’ Bedtime Story-Books, Volume 5" by Thornton W. Burgess
   ISBN:
978-1-60459-979-4




The Green Meadow Books
Happy Jack Mrs. Peter Rabbit Bowser the Hound Old Granny Fox The Green Meadow Collection
"Happy Jack" by Thornton W. Burgess "Mrs. Peter Rabbit" by Thornton W. Burgess "Bowser the Hound" by Thornton W. Burgess "The Adventures of Old Granny Fox" by Thornton W. Burgess "Green Meadow Collection" by Thornton W. Burgess

"Happy Jack" by Thornton W. Burgess
   ISBN:
978-1-60459-897-1

Originally published in 1918, “Happy Jack” is the first book in the Green Meadow Series. This edition includes the original four illustrations.

Children will love hearing, and reading, about Happy Jack the Squirrel, who is a busy little guy, working hard to store up enough nuts to last him all winter. Yet he has his problems as his cousins Chatterer and Striped Chipmunk also like nuts, so he is always quarreling with them. Read how one of those quarrels gives Striped Chipmunk a storehouse of nuts, how Striped Chipmunk plays a trick on Happy Jack, how Shadow the Weasel almost catches Happy Jack for lunch, and the friendship that blossoms between Happy Jack and Farmer Brown’s Boy.

“Happy Jack” is  included with “Mrs. Peter Rabbit,” “Bowser the Hound,” and “Old Granny Fox” in the book “The Green Meadow Collection.

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Originally published in 1919, “Mrs. Peter Rabbit” is part of the rich heritage of children’s nature books left to us by Thornton Burgess in his long running — and much beloved — series of children’s nature books about the Green Meadow and the Green Forest. 

Children will love hearing, and reading, about Peter Rabbit and his adventures in the Green Meadow escaping Hooty the Owl, fighting with Old Jed Thumper, how Tommy Tit proves he’s a friend, how Old Man Coyote repays his debt, why Peter Rabbit was unhappy, and how Little Miss Fuzzytail became Mrs. Peter Rabbit!

This book is the second of four books in Thornton Burgess’s “Green Meadow Series” and is also included with “Happy Jack,” “Bowser the Hound,” and “Old Granny Fox” in Flying Chipmunk Publishing’s “Green Meadow Collection.”

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"Mrs. Peter Rabbit" by Thornton W. Burgess
   ISBN:
978-1-60459-898-8

"Bowser the Hound" by Thornton W. Burgess
   ISBN:
978-1-60459-899-5

Originally published in 1919, “Bowser the Hound” is the third of four books in the Green Meadow Series. This edition includes the original four illustrations.

Children will love hearing, and reading, about Bowser the Hound and his adventures in the Green Meadow with Reddy Fox, Old Man Coyote, and Blacky the Crow. What happens when Old Man Coyote plays a trick on Bowser and Bowser gets lost? How does he find his way home, and how does Blacky the Crow help?

Bowser the Hound is  included with “Happy Jack,” “Mrs. Peter Rabbit,” and “Old Granny Fox” in Flying Chipmunk Publishing’s “Green Meadow Collection.”

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Originally published in 1920, “Old Granny Fox” is the fourth of four books in Thornton Burgess’s “Green Meadow Series.

Children will love hearing, and reading, about Old Granny Fox and her adventures in the Green Meadow and Green Forest as she tries to catch Quacker the Duck, gets caught napping by Farmer Brown’s Boy, finds a way to steal Bowser the Hound’s dinner, and finally tries to get into Farmer Brown’s henhouse. And what did  Reddy Fox do that made them move to the Old Pasture?

This book is the fourth of four books in Thornton Burgess’s “Green Meadow Series” and is also included with “Happy Jack,” “Mrs. Peter Rabbit,” and “Bowser the Hound” in Flying Chipmunk Publishing’s “Green Meadow Collection.”

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"The Adventures of Old Granny Fox" by Thornton W. Burgess
   ISBN:
978-1-60459-900-8

"Green Meadow Collection" by Thornton W. Burgess

Hardcover
 ISBN:
978-1-60459-901-5


Paperback

ISBN:
978-1-60459-902-2

The four books in the "Green Meadow Collection" series are a continuation of Thornton W. Burgess’s  long running — and much beloved — series of children’s nature books about the Green Meadow, the Green Forest, and the Smiling Pool.

Readers learn how Striped Chipmunk plays a trick on Happy Jack, how Shadow the Weasel almost catches Happy Jack for lunch, and the friendship the blossoms between Happy Jack and Farmer Brown’s Boy; about Peter Rabbit and his adventures in the Green Meadow with Old Jed Thumper, Tommy Tit, and Old Man Coyote, including why Peter Rabbit was unhappy and how Little Miss Fuzzytail became Mrs. Peter Rabbit; what happens when Old Man Coyote plays a trick on Bowser and Bowser gets lost, and what Blacky the Crow does to help Bowser; and about Old Granny Fox as she tries to catch Quacker the Duck, gets caught napping by Farmer Brown’s Boy, finds a way to steal Bowser the Hound’s dinner, tries to get into Farmer Brown’s henhouse, and what Reddy Fox does that makes them move to the Old Pasture.

The "Green Meadow Collection" includes: "Happy Jack," "Mrs. Peter Rabbit," "Bowser the Hound," & "Old Granny Fox." This volume includes all the stories and the original sixteen illustrations from the first editions published in 1918, 1919, 1919,  and 1920, respectively.

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