Old Mother West Windby Thornton W. Burgess
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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- Wilder Publications
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- Product dimensions:
- 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.19(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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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.
big print lots of pictures great for book reports