Old Mother West Wind

Old Mother West Wind

by Thornton W. Burgess


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789352974641
Publisher: Alpha Editions
Publication date: 09/06/2018
Pages: 60
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.14(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About 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.

Table of Contents

1Mrs. Redwing's Speckled Egg3
2How Reddy Fox Was Surprised10
3Why Grandfather Frog Has No Tail19
4Why Jimmy Skunk Wears Stripes25
5The Willful Little Breeze37
6Reddy Fox Goes Fishing45
7Jimmy Skunk Looks for Beetles55
8Billy Mink's Swimming Party64
9Peter Rabbit Plays a Joke73
10How Sammy Jay Was Found Out81
11Jerry Muskrat's Party90
12Johnny Chuck Finds the Best Thing in the World97
13Bobby Coon and Reddy Fox Play Tricks104
14The Tale of Tommy Trout, Who Didn't Mind114
15Little Joe Otter's Slippery Slide119
16Spotty the Turtle Wins a Race126

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Old Mother West Wind 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 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
t1bclasslibrary on LibraryThing 3 months ago
These cute stories were written one by one by Thornton W. Burgess for his son and later published. In them we meet a cast of animal characters with very particular personalities, and of course "Old Mother West Wind" and her children, the merry little breezes. These stories range from silly stories to fables and legends (such as the race of the tortoise and the hare and why the skunk is striped). They're a little out of date, but children should enjoy them anyway.
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