The Burgess Animal Book for Children

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When Jenny Wren learns that Peter Rabbit would like to know more about the four-footed friends who share the Green Meadows and Green Forest with him, she encourages him to speak with Old Mother Nature, who is only too happy to help. During their "classroom" chats, she not only teaches Peter about Arctic Hare, Antelope Jack, and his other cousins, but also tells him about such creatures as Flying Squirrel, Mountain Beaver, Pocket Gopher, Grasshopper Mouse, Silvery Bat, Mule Deer, and Grizzly Bear. Told with all ...
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When Jenny Wren learns that Peter Rabbit would like to know more about the four-footed friends who share the Green Meadows and Green Forest with him, she encourages him to speak with Old Mother Nature, who is only too happy to help. During their "classroom" chats, she not only teaches Peter about Arctic Hare, Antelope Jack, and his other cousins, but also tells him about such creatures as Flying Squirrel, Mountain Beaver, Pocket Gopher, Grasshopper Mouse, Silvery Bat, Mule Deer, and Grizzly Bear. Told with all the warmth and whimsy of Burgess's stories, this engaging book acquaints youngsters with many forms of wildlife and the animals' relationships with one another. The charming collection of entertaining tales is sure to transport today's young readers to the same captivating world of nature that delighted generations of children before them.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781421850917
  • Publisher: 1st World Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/25/2013
  • Pages: 308
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

Author and conservationist Thornton W. Burgess (1874–1965) wrote thousands of animal stories for children, starting with the 1910 publication of Old Mother West Wind. Burgess's tales convey his fascination with wildlife and his concern for nature, teaching gentle lessons about ecology and respect for the environment.

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Table of Contents

Preface v
1 Jenny Wren Gives Peter Rabbit an Idea: Peter arranges to go to school to Old Mother Nature 1
2 Peter and Jumper Go to School: The Cottontail Rabbit, Northern Hare and Marsh Rabbit 7
3 More of Peter's Long-Legged Cousins: The Swamp Hare, Arctic Hare, Prairie Hare, Antelope Jack and common Jack Rabbit 14
4 Chatterer and Happy Jack Join: The Squirrel family and order of Rodents 21
5 The Squirrels of the Trees: The Red, Gray, Fox, Kaibab and Abert Squirrels 28
6 Striped Chipmunk and His Cousins: The Chipmunk, Spermophiles and Flying Squirrel 35
7 Johnny Chuck Joins the Class: The Woodchuck and his ways 43
8 Whistler and Yap Yap: The Whistling or Hoary Marmot and Prairie Dogs 50
9 Two Queer Little Haymakers: The Pika or Cony and the Mountain Beaver or Sewellel 56
10 Prickly Porky and Grubby Gopher: Introducing the Porcupine and Pocket Gopher 63
11 A Fellow with a Thousand Spears: More about the Porcupine 69
12 A Lumberman and Engineer: The Beaver and his works 76
13 A Worker and a Robber: The Muskrat and the Brown or Norway Rat 86
14 A Trader and a Handsome Fellow: The Cotton Rat, Wood or Pack Rat and the Kangaroo Rat 92
15 Two Unlike Little Cousins: Whitefoot the Wood or Deer Mouse and Danny Meadow Mouse, also called Field Mouse 99
16 Danny's Northern Cousins and Nimbleheels: The Banded and Brown Lemmings and the Jumping Mouse 108
17 Three Little Redcoats and Some Others: The Pine Mouse, Red-backed Mouse, Rufous Tree Mouse, Rock Mouse and Beach Mouse 115
18 Mice with Pockets, and Others: The Silky and Spiny Pocket Mice, Grasshopper Mouse, Harvest Mouse and House Mouse 121
19 Teeny Weeny and His Cousin: The Common or Long-tailed Shrew or Shrew Mouse, Short-tailed Shrew or Mole Shrew and Marsh or Water Shrew 127
20 Four Busy Little Miners: The Common Mole, Brewer's or Hairy-tailed Mole, Oregon Mole and Star-nosed Mole 133
21 Flitter the Bat and His Family: The Red Bat, Little Brown or Cave Bat, Big Brown or House Bat, Silvery Bat, Hoary Bat and Big-eared Bat 141
22 An Independent Family: The Common Skunk, Hog-nosed or Badger Skunk and Little Spotted Skunk 148
23 Digger and His Cousin Glutton: The Badger and Wolverine or Carcajou 155
24 Shadow and His Family: The Common or Bonaparte Weasel or Ermine, New York Weasel, Long-tailed or Yellow-bellied Weasel, Least Weasel and Black-footed Ferret 161
25 Two Famous Swimmers: Billy Mink and Little Joe Otter 167
26 Spite the Marten and Pekan the Fisher: The Pine Marten or American Sable and the Fisher or Pennant Marten 175
27 Reddy Fox Joins the School: The Red, Black and Silver Foxes, Gray Fox, Kit Fox or Swift, Desert Fox, Arctic and Blue Foxes 180
28 Old Man Coyote and Howler the Wolf: The Prairie Wolf or Coyote and the Timber or Gray Wolf 190
29 Yowler and His Cousin Tufty: The Bay Lynx or Bob Cat and the Canada Lynx or Lucivee 195
30 Some Big and Little Cat Cousins: Puma the Panther, also called Cougar and Mountain Lion, the Jaguar, the Ocelot and the Jaguarundi Cat or Eyra 201
31 Bobby Coon Arrives: The Raccoon and the Civet or Ring-tailed Cat, also called Coon Cat and Bassaris 204
32 Buster Bear Nearly Breaks Up School: The Black Bear and his habits 211
33 Buster Bear's Big Cousins: Silvertip, the Grizzly Bear, the Alaska or Great Brown Bear and the Polar Bear 219
34 Unc' Billy and Old Mrs. Possum: The Virginia Opossum, which is the only American Marsupial 223
35 Lightfoot, Blacktail and Forkhorn: The White-tailed or Virginia Deer, Black-tailed Deer and Mule Deer 229
36 Bugler, Flathorns and Wanderhoof: The Elk or Wapiti, Moose and Caribou 238
37 Thunderfoot, Fleetfoot and Longcoat: The Buffalo or Bison, Antelope and Musk Ox 244
38 Two Wonderful Mountain Climbers: The Rocky Mountain Sheep or Bighorn and the Rocky Mountain Goat 251
39 Piggy and Hardshell: The Peccary or Wild Pig and the Armadillo 256
40 The Mammals of the Sea: The Sea Otter, Walrus, Sea Lions, Seals and Manatee or Sea Cow 263
Index 270
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  • Posted November 1, 2009

    Burgess is amazing!

    You will not find better children's books. Thornton W. Burgess books are second only to the Bible. They give children a love for animals and a compass for life. Burgess is truly inspired by Jesus Christ and a lover of children.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2012

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    I was leasantly surprised to discover tge Burgess Animal Books in nook format!! They are a marvelous series intended to help teach young children about the ways of the animals. I grew up with them and I learned to read from them. Thank yiu for making these wonderful books available on the nook!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2012

    Not bad

    Images are included. There are * where quotes are used and "carrots" where question marks may have been. It still seems readable so we are keeping to see how it goes.

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