Adventures of Jimmy Skunk

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Jimmy Skunk has a long, hard day but comes out the winner in this captivating tale that tells how Reddy Fox is tricked into doing something he never intended to do and how a mischievous Peter Rabbit gets his comeuppance for playing nasty tricks on fellow creatures of the Green Meadow. A warm, whimsical adventure story with gentle lessons about nature, wildlife, and such virtues as courtesy, kindness and preparedness.

Relates how Jimmy Skunk repays Peter Rabbit for a ...

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Jimmy Skunk has a long, hard day but comes out the winner in this captivating tale that tells how Reddy Fox is tricked into doing something he never intended to do and how a mischievous Peter Rabbit gets his comeuppance for playing nasty tricks on fellow creatures of the Green Meadow. A warm, whimsical adventure story with gentle lessons about nature, wildlife, and such virtues as courtesy, kindness and preparedness.

Relates how Jimmy Skunk repays Peter Rabbit for a practical joke and what happens when he and Unc' Billy Possum go hunting for eggs in Farmer Brown's henhouse.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780448027180
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/28/1954
  • Series: Bedtime Story Bks.
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years

Meet the Author

Thornton W. Burgess,

Born in Sandwich, Massachusetts,Burgess was the son of Caroline F. Haywood and Thornton W. Burgess Sr., a direct descendant of Thomas Burgess, one of the first Sandwich settlers in 1637. Thornton W. Burgess, Sr., died the same year his son was born, and the young Thornton Burgess was brought up by his mother in Sandwich. They both lived in humble circumstances with relatives or paying rent. 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 stories in which Burgess refers to Smiling Pool and the Old Briar Patch.
Graduating from Sandwich High School in 1891, Burgess briefly attended a business college in Boston from 1892 to 1893, living in Somerville, Massachusetts, at that time. But he disliked studying business and wanted to write. He moved to Springfield, Massachusetts, where he took a job as an editorial assistant at the Phelps Publishing Company. His first stories were written under the pen name W. B. Thornton.
Burgess married Nina Osborne in 1905, but she died only a year later, leaving him to raise their son alone. It is said that he began writing bedtime stories to entertain his young son, Thornton III. Burgess remarried in 1911; his wife Fannie had two children by a previous marriage. The couple later bought a home in Hampden, Massachusetts, in 1925 that became Burgess' permanent residence in 1957. His second wife died in August 1950. Burgess returned frequently to Sandwich, which he always claimed as his birthplace and spiritual home. Many of his childhood experiences and the people he knew there influenced his interest and were the impetus for his concern for wildlife.
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  • Posted August 25, 2009

    Burgess books are the best childrens' books ever written other than the Bible.

    Burgess books give children a love and respect for animals and teach values of love and caring for each other.

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    I agree!

    The Bible-- well, what can I say? That is the best book ever written. It is completly true, also.

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