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  • Thornton Burgess Bedtime Stories | Thornton W. Burgess

    Thornton Burgess Bedtime Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 58 mins)
    • By Thornton W. Burgess
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    A beloved storyteller takes young readers - and listeners - to the Green Forest to recount the adventures of Peter Cottontail, Mrs. Quack, Jimmy Skunk, Danny Meadow Mouse, and other woodland friends. Author and conservationist Thornton Burgess (1874-1965) wrote thousands of stories reflecting his fascination with wildlife and concern for nature, teaching generations of children gentle lessons about ecology and respect for the environment.

    PCA says: "A favorite listen, again and again"
  • The Burgess Bird Book for Children | Thornton W. Burgess

    The Burgess Bird Book for Children

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Thornton W. Burgess
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    The Burgess Bird Book for Children introduces children to the fascinating subject of bird life in storybook fashion. Thornton Burgess uses Peter Rabbit as a means for younger children to learn about birds in the Green Forest and Green Meadows. On the journey through the book, Peter learns a great deal from sassy Jenny Wren and other neighbors. Listeners learn about common birds' physical appearance, eating, nesting habits, and songs and calls.

  • The Adventures of Paddy the Beaver | Thornton W. Burgess

    The Adventures of Paddy the Beaver

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 37 mins)
    • By Thornton W. Burgess
    • Narrated By John Lieder
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    "The Adventures of Paddy the Beaver" is another in the long list of children's books by the conservationist Thornton W. Burgess. In this book, the industrious and clever Paddy Beaver, a newcomer to the Green Forest, has encounters with Sammy Jay, Jerry Muskrat, Ol' Man Coyote and other inhabitants of the Green Forest. Along the way, we learn how Paddy builds his dam and his house, and how he stores his food. We also learn little lessons about life, such as the importance of planning before doing.

  • The Adventures of Reddy Fox | Thornton W. Burgess

    The Adventures of Reddy Fox

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 29 mins)
    • By Thornton W. Burgess
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    Reddy and Granny Fox must outsmart Farmer Brown's Boy who is out to get Reddy for stealing his pet chicken. Along the way, Reddy encounters many of the citizens of the Green Meadows and the Green Forest and with him we learn little lessons about life such as: the perils of being a show off; the importance of using all of one's senses; that it is a fine thing to show sympathy and kindness to others - even our enemies; and that the value of a grandmother's wisdom is inestimable.

  • The Adventures of Paddy Beaver | Thornton W Burgess

    The Adventures of Paddy Beaver

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 38 mins)
    • By Thornton W Burgess
    • Narrated By Tom S Weiss
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    Paddy the Beaver is a newcomer to the Green Forest. The little people of the Green Meadows and the Green Forest are wary of strangers. They don't know what to expect of Paddy, especially when he starts building a dam and the water stops flowing to the Laughing Brook.

  • The Adventures of Buster Bear | Thornton W. Burgess

    The Adventures of Buster Bear

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 34 mins)
    • By Thornton W. Burgess
    • Narrated By Tom Weiss
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    The Adventures of Buster Bear follows a bear who has moved from the Great Woods to the Green Forest. Unknown to the little people of the Green Forest, Buster Bear, although is big and has a grumbly rumbly voice is actually very shy. As with most Burgess books, there is a positive morale to the story.

  • The Adventures of Peter Cottontail | Thornton W. Burgess

    The Adventures of Peter Cottontail

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 29 mins)
    • By Thornton W. Burgess
    • Narrated By Marian Seldes
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    One of the most beloved characters in children's literature, Peter Cottontail is up to his long-whiskered nose in rib-tickling escapades in this delightful classic. With gentle charm and humor, famed storyteller Thornton W. Burgess draws young listeners into the timeless world of the Green Forest, the Smiling Pool, and the Purple Mountains.

  • Old Granny Fox | Thornton W. Burgess

    Old Granny Fox

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Thornton W. Burgess
    • Narrated By Tom S. Weiss
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    Old Granny Fox was a wise old fox who lived with her grandson Reddy. Reddy is young and impulsive and gets into a great deal of trouble because of this. So Granny must teach him the lessons of nature if he is to survive. The practical lessons about theft, gratitude and kindness that Granny teaches Reddy, as in all Thornton Burgess books, promote these virtues to young children listening to this book.

  • Lightfoot the Deer | Thornton W. Burgess

    Lightfoot the Deer

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Thornton W. Burgess
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    Lightfoot the Deer is a story about animals in the Green Forest that are hunted in the fall. The story is mostly about Lightfoot, a male deer hunted by one hunter and describes how he tries to escape being shot. The story tells Lightfoot's encounter with another buck and a battle for territory and the lovely, Miss Daintyfoot. As with most Thornton Burgess books, young listeners learn valuable lessons about nature, wildlife, and positive morals.

  • The Adventures of Jimmy Skunk | Thornton W. Burgess

    The Adventures of Jimmy Skunk

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 37 mins)
    • By Thornton W. Burgess
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    Jimmy Skunk is slow and avoided by his neighbors because of the perfume that Mother Nature has given him for protection. But his perfume doesn't keep Peter Rabbit from playing a trick on both Jimmy and Reddy Fox. When Jimmy thinks Reddy has pulled the joke, Reddy gets a dose of Jimmy's perfume as punishment. Most folks think Reddy Fox deserves what he gets because he is always trying to catch and eat Jimmy's friends.

  • Old Mother West Wind | Thornton W. Burgess

    Old Mother West Wind

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 38 mins)
    • By Thornton W. Burgess
    • Narrated By Laurie Anne Walden
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    Thornton Waldo Burgess was a conservationist and author of children's stories. He loved the beauty of nature and its living creatures so much that he wrote about them for 50 years. By the time he retired, he had written more than 170 books. Many of his outdoor observations in nature were used as plots for his stories. In his first book, "Old Mother West Wind", published in 1910, the reader meets many of the characters found in later books and stories.

  • The Adventures of Sammy Jay | Thornton W. Burgess

    The Adventures of Sammy Jay

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 39 mins)
    • By Thornton W. Burgess
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    Sammy Jay is a blue jay who, like most blue jays, is mischievous. He delights in making trouble for other creatures of the Green Meadows and the Green Forest. Sammy really doesn't want to see them hurt, he just wants to make torment them. Enter Chatterer the Red Squirrel, who also lives in the Green Forest and can be as troublesome as Sammy Jay. In The Adventures of Sammy Jay, Chatterer and Sammy Jay match wits and show off their bad attitudes toward one another.

  • Blacky the Crow | Thornton W. Burgess

    Blacky the Crow

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Thornton W. Burgess
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    Blacky the Crow is a mischief maker. He has very sharp eyes and sees things he shouldn't. They often get him into trouble. Blacky loves eggs. One day he discovers that Hooty the Owl and Mrs. Hooty have laid eggs in a nest when there is still snow on the ground. Blacky devises a plan with his fellow crows to steal them. Later, we find out that Blacky has a good side too. As with all Thornton W. Burgess books, there are positive messages for young listeners.

  • The Adventures of Jerry Muskrat | Thornton W. Burgess

    The Adventures of Jerry Muskrat

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    • By Thornton W. Burgess
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    Jerry Muskrat lives in the Smiling Pool along with many of his friends, including Grandfather Frog, Spotty the Turtle, and others. One day Jerry discovers there is something wrong with the Smiling Pool and the Laughing Brook that feeds it. Both are slowly disappearing. Jerry and his friends set out on a mission to determine what is wrong with the Smiling Pool and the Laughing Brook.

  • The Adventures of Bob White | Thornton W. Burgess

    The Adventures of Bob White

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 35 mins)
    • By Thornton W. Burgess
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    In The Adventures of Bob White, we follow the tale of Mr. and Mrs. Bob White and their 15 young Bobs as they live and work on Farmer Brown's farm. Young Farmer Brown's boy learns a valuable lesson about how nature's animals can help on the farm as he watches the young Bobs grow and work. Moreover, he learns an important lesson about love and compassion.

  • The Adventures of Danny Meadow Mouse | Thornton W Burgess

    The Adventures of Danny Meadow Mouse

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 34 mins)
    • By Thornton W Burgess
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    In The Adventures of Danny Meadow Mouse, Danny begins his tale regretting the length of his tail until he is corrected by Mr. Toad. Then he has a series of stalkings by Reddy Fox and Granny Fox. He is captured by Hooty the Owl but escapes midflight to fall into Peter Rabbit's briar patch. Peter goes to Farmer Brown's peach orchard, gets caught in a snare, and barely escapes. Finally, Danny gets trapped in a tin can and must use his wits to escape Reddy Fox again.

  • Mother West Wind's Children | Thornton W. Burgess

    Mother West Wind's Children

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Thornton W. Burgess
    • Narrated By Mary Baker
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    While growing up, the author explored the fields and forests and salt marshes of Cape Cod, where he became very familiar with the birds, animals, and plant life. Later, as a grown-up, he told stories to his young son about the animals and wildlife that he held so dear, resulting, amongst other works, in the wonderfully warm and acutely observed work "Mother West Wind's Children", where the animals of the Green Meadows and Green Forest are having all kinds of small adventures.

  • The Adventures of Paddy the Beaver | Thornton W. Burgess

    The Adventures of Paddy the Beaver

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Thornton W. Burgess
    • Narrated By Dorothy Ann Jackson
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    Good values are taught to us by the animals of the Green Forest. For Paddy the Beaver, an easy-going attitude coupled with hard-work and dedication to craftsmanship, lead to new forest friendships and a fine home.The Adventures of Paddy the Beaver was the 15th title in "The Bedtime Story-Books" series.

    Heidi says: "6 and 8 year old boy's love it!"
  • The Adventures of Old Man Coyote | Thornton W. Burgess

    The Adventures of Old Man Coyote

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 34 mins)
    • By Thornton W. Burgess
    • Narrated By Tom Weiss
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    In The Adventures of Old Man Coyote, Peter Rabbit hears a new sound that frightens him and the other animals of the Green Forest. The sound is that of a new predator in the Green Forest, Old Man Coyote. Granny and Reddy Fox don’t want competition in the Green Forest and try to trick him into leaving the forest. But Old Man Coyote proves himself to be very clever and fair.

  • Buster Bear Goes Fishing | Thornton W. Burgess

    Buster Bear Goes Fishing

    • UNABRIDGED (5 mins)
    • By Thornton W. Burgess
    • Narrated By Sara Morsey
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    An entertaining short children's tale by the author of hundreds of childrens stories. Mr. Burgess was a conservationist writer in the early 1900's and his writings resonate still. Read by professional actor and narrator Sara Morsey.

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