Old Mother West Wind

Old Mother West Wind

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by Thornton W. Burgess, Thea Kliros
     
 

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Beloved classic recounts the adventures of the animals in the Green Forest — Billy Mink's swimming party, Reddy Fox's fishing expedition, many more. 6 full-page illustrations.  See more details below

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Beloved classic recounts the adventures of the animals in the Green Forest — Billy Mink's swimming party, Reddy Fox's fishing expedition, many more. 6 full-page illustrations.

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Publishers Weekly
Michael Hague illustrates three collections of time-proven tales. Originally published in 1910, Old Mother West Wind by Thornton W. Burgess introduces a group of enchanting woodland creatures, the Merry Little Breezes, Reddy Fox and Tommy Trout among them, to a new generation of readers. Michael Hague's Favorite Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales offers nine classic stories including The Snow Queen, Thumbelina and The Little Mermaid, all adapted by Jane Woodward. And lastly, Hague portrays the lush habitat of Toad, Mole, Rat and Badger in Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows. The handsomely designed oversize volumes present Hague's artwork in framed spreads and spot illustrations, just right for lap reading. (Apr.) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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"Aylesworth’s buoyant, rhythmic verse provides inspiration for a wondrous evolution of Gammell’s style.... Sheer delight for eyes, ears, and funny-bones."

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486288499
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
12/29/1995
Series:
Dover Children's Thrift Classics Series
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
751,714
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.27(d)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

Meet the Author

Thornton Waldo Burgess (January 14, 1874 - June 5, 1965) was a conservationist and author of children's stories. Burgess loved the beauty of nature and its living creatures so much that he wrote about them for 50 years in books and his newspaper column, "Bedtime Stories". He was sometimes known as the Bedtime Story-Man. By the time he retired, he had written more than 170 books and 15,000 stories for the daily newspaper column.

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Old Mother West Wind 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
These Thornton Burgess stories never wear thin. I enjoyed his writing as a child, and I still enjoy it now that I'm a grandmother.
Guest More than 1 year ago
big print lots of pictures great for book reports
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