THE BURGESS BIRD BOOK FOR CHILDREN

THE BURGESS BIRD BOOK FOR CHILDREN

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by Thornton W. Burgess, Louis Agassiz Fuertes
     
 

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Proofed and corrected from the original edition for enjoyable reading. (Worth every penny spent!)


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"Thornton W. Burgess' Masterpiece"

THE BURGESS BIRD BOOK FOR CHILDREN

With full-color illustrations of 58 birds from drawings by Louis Agassiz Fuertes

"Nothing that will come out in the way of books for children will

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Proofed and corrected from the original edition for enjoyable reading. (Worth every penny spent!)


***

"Thornton W. Burgess' Masterpiece"

THE BURGESS BIRD BOOK FOR CHILDREN

With full-color illustrations of 58 birds from drawings by Louis Agassiz Fuertes

"Nothing that will come out in the way of books for children will be any more worth-while than 'The Burgess Bird Book for Children.' Mr. Burgess has many books to his credit, but this is the most ambitious of them all. Bird lovers will say that it is the best of anything he 'has done, and it will undoubtedly receive the warmest kind of a welcome."

—The New York Times.

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"For a number of years parents have been asking me, 'What is the best book about birds for little children?' And that question has caused me much trouble. Now, 'The Burgess Bird Book for Children' is the answer.In fact, it is the very book that 'Anxious Mother,' the children and the booksellers have been awaiting, for many years.

"If there is anything in Mr. Burgess' text that merits criticism, I have failed to find it. The book is a distinct triumph, in text and pictures. It rings true, and is by far the best bird book for children that I have ever seen."

— Dr. William T. Hornaday, Director, New York Zoological Society.

*****

This volume, published in 1922, has greatly increased Mr. Burgess's fame. He was well-known through the newspapers as the author of interesting bedtime stories, and in this book he has continued the pleasing narrative style which is peculiarly his own, and which here represents him at his best.

Fortunately he has enough of the naturalist's spirit to prevent him from distorting facts, although he advances boldly on the permissible ground of humanizing and idealizing. The book makes no attempt to become a textbook of ornithology and there is no formal descriptive matter. He has wisely omitted all context in fine type for parents, teachers or naturalists, and has gone straight to the child and into the mental land where the child lives.

The book is ideally adapted to children, and unlike most of that kind, will not be disliked by naturalists, or even by the birds themselves, for the reason that it does justice to the subject.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013302501
Publisher:
OGB
Publication date:
10/20/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
562,736
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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