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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 Burgess Animal Book for Children | Thornton W. Burgess

    The Burgess Animal Book for Children

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Thornton W. Burgess
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    Peter Rabbit would like to know more about the four-footed friends who share the Green Meadows and Green Forest with him. Old Mother Nature is only too happy to help and holds a "school" for Peter. Along the way, many others of the Green Meadow and Green Forest creatures join Peter at school as he learns about his neighbors. As with all Thornton W. Burgess stories, young listeners gain positive values while learning a great deal about the animals that share their world.

    GCHIIIchic says: "Worst narrator I have found, great stories"
  • Mother West Wind

    Mother West Wind "Why" Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Thornton W. Burgess
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    Peter Rabbit has a great deal of curiosity. He always wants to learn more about his neighbors. In this collection of 16 short stories, Peter often visits Grandfather Frog to learn more about his neighbors. For instance, Peter wants to know why Striped Chipmunk has such beautiful stripes. Peter would like to know if Buster Bear has a tail. Since Grandfather Frog has lived a long time, he is willing to tell stories to Peter and his friends about how some of these things happened (according to Grandfather Frog).

    M. R. says: "sounds like a robot"
  • The Adventures of Johnny Chuck | Thornton W. Burgess

    The Adventures of Johnny Chuck

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 43 mins)
    • By Thornton W. Burgess
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    The Adventures of Johnny Chuck tells the story of a feisty woodchuck named Johnny. Johnny decides he is unhappy with his home in the Green Forest and elects to venture into the wide, wide world. As he wanders he gets into a territory fight with another chuck, discovers a new home, learns there is some good in all, and discovers the most wonderful thing in the world.

  • The Adventures of Jerry Muskrat | Thornton W. Burgess

    The Adventures of Jerry Muskrat

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 38 mins)
    • 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.

  • 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.

  • Bowser the Hound | Thornton Burgess

    Bowser the Hound

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Thornton Burgess
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    Welcome to a wonderful world of animal fiction! One day, Bowser (the hound) gets fooled by Old Man Coyote, making Bowser run and run until Bowser is out of the forest and the old pasture, far from home. But with the kind aid of Blacky the Crow and other friends, Bowser finally gets even with the old coyote. Young readers, nature and animal lovers of all ages will applaud this charming story of life in the Green Forest.

  • Old Mother West Wind | Thornton W. Burgess

    Old Mother West Wind

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 38 mins)
    • By Thornton W. Burgess
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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.

  • Old Mother West Wind | Thornton W. Burgess

    Old Mother West Wind

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 39 mins)
    • By Thornton W. Burgess
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    In this work the listener gets to meet a lot of the characters found in later books and stories, all strongly and thoroughly inspired by the author's lifelong love for nature and wildlife. These characters include Peter Rabbit, Jimmy Skunk, Sammy Jay, Bobby Raccoon, Joe Otter, Grandfather Frog, Spotty the Turtle and of course Old Mother West Wind and her Merry Little Breezes, all of them more or less involved in mostly charming but occasionally sad adventures (the fate of little Tommy the trout coming to mind).

  • The Adventures of Reddy Fox | Thornton W. Burgess

    The Adventures of Reddy Fox

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    • 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 Grandfather Frog | Thornton W. Burgess

    The Adventures of Grandfather Frog

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 42 mins)
    • By Thornton W. Burgess
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    Grandfather Frog has never left the Smiling Pool. He and Mr. Toad have an ongoing disagreement about whether or not Grandfather Frog should see the Great World or remain isolated in the Smiling Pool. Finally one day, Grandfather Frog decides he will see the Great World for himself. He learns that there are hardships in the Great World that he didn’t anticipate and he must constantly be on alert for dangers not in the Smiling Pool.

  • The Adventures of Peter Cottontail | Thornton W. Burgess

    The Adventures of Peter Cottontail

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    • By Thornton W. Burgess
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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.

  • The Adventures of Old Mr. Toad | Thornton W. Burgess

    The Adventures of Old Mr. Toad

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    • By Thornton W. Burgess
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    Old Mr. Toad is the main character in this audiobook. He teaches the listener lessons about thinking before talking, downside of self-pride, and how important old friends can be. Old Mr. Toad believes he is very smart and considers it a duty to teach his friends in the Green Forest important facts. There is even a villain in the book, Mr. Blacksnake.

  • The Adventures of Jimmy Skunk | Thornton W. Burgess

    The Adventures of Jimmy Skunk

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    • 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.

  • The Adventures of Danny Meadow Mouse | Thornton W Burgess

    The Adventures of Danny Meadow Mouse

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    • 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.

    mommitester says: "That Mouse"
  • Old Granny Fox | Thornton W. Burgess

    Old Granny Fox

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Thornton W. Burgess
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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.

  • 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 Poor Mrs. Quack | Thornton W. Burgess

    The Adventures of Poor Mrs. Quack

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    • By Thornton W. Burgess
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    Peter Rabbit discovers a surprise visitor to the Smiling Pool. It's Mrs. Quack the Duck. She and Mr. Quack have been hunted as they attempt to migrate. Mr. Quack is missing and Mrs. Quack does not know his fate. Peter Rabbit, Jerry Muskrat, Sammy Jay and Blacky the Crow decide to help Mrs. Quack by searching for Mr. Quack.

  • The Adventures of Buster Bear | Thornton W. Burgess

    The Adventures of Buster Bear

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    • By Thornton W. Burgess
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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.

    mommitester says: "It Taught My Children about Nature"
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