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Old Mother West Wind
     

Old Mother West Wind

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by Thornton W. Burgess, Michael Hague (Illustrator)
 

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Thornton Burgess was born in 1874 in Sandwich, Massachusetts. While growing up he frequently roamed the fields, woods, and salt marshes of Cape Cod, where he came to know the birds, animals, and plant life well. Later, as a grown man, he told stories about the animals and wildlife he knew and loved to his young son. These stories were first collected in Old Mother

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Thornton Burgess was born in 1874 in Sandwich, Massachusetts. While growing up he frequently roamed the fields, woods, and salt marshes of Cape Cod, where he came to know the birds, animals, and plant life well. Later, as a grown man, he told stories about the animals and wildlife he knew and loved to his young son. These stories were first collected in Old Mother West Wind. The volume was the first of over seventy books for Mr. Burgess. His characters - Peter Rabbit, Reddy Fox, Sammy Jay, Happy Jack Squirrel, Johnny Chuck, Jimmy Skunk, and more - are well known to Burgess fans around the world. The Golden Anniversary Edition of Old Mother West Wind is now being issued in paperback, bringing these well-loved tales to a whole new generation of children.

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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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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805010053
Publisher:
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication date:
04/15/1990
Series:
Mother West Wind Ser.
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
90
Product dimensions:
8.22(w) x 10.36(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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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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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