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    • Thornton Burgess Bedtime Stories

    • By: Thornton W. Burgess
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 93

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A favorite listen, again and again

    • By PCA on 12-15-15

    Regular price: $10.49

    • The Burgess Animal Book for Children

    • By: Thornton W. Burgess
    • Narrated by: Tom Weiss
    • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Worst narrator I have found, great stories

    • By GCHIIIchic on 10-05-17

    Regular price: $18.56

    • The Burgess Bird Book for Children

    • By: Thornton W. Burgess
    • Narrated by: Tom S. Weiss
    • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    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.

    Regular price: $17.13

    • Bowser the Hound

    • By: Thornton Burgess
    • Narrated by: Mary Baker
    • Length: 2 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    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.

    Regular price: $7.12

    • Old Mother West Wind

    • By: Thornton W. Burgess
    • Narrated by: Laurie Anne Walden
    • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    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.

    Regular price: $7.12

    • The Adventures of Paddy the Beaver

    • By: Thornton W. Burgess
    • Narrated by: Dorothy Ann Jackson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 5

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 6 and 8 year old boy's love it!

    • By Heidi on 11-03-12

    Regular price: $15.00

    • The Adventures of Peter Cottontail

    • By: Thornton W. Burgess
    • Narrated by: Marian Seldes
    • Length: 1 hr and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    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.

    Regular price: $6.99

    • Old Mother West Wind

    • By: Thornton W. Burgess
    • Narrated by: Wendy Rich Stetson
    • Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Welcome to the world of Thornton W. Burgess, where Peter Rabbit, Jimmy Skunk, Johnny Woodchuck, Reddy Fox, Joe Otter, Grandfather Frog, and Happy Jack Squirrel play with Old Mother West Wind and her Merry Little Breezes among the Green Meadows and by the Laughing Brook. In his first book, Old Mother West Wind, Burgess introduces readers to these beloved characters and many more, who go on to inhabit his later writings. Burgess’s stories were based largely on his own adventures in nature, and went on to be translated into many different languages and published around the world.

    Regular price: $8.55

    • The Adventures of Prickly Porky

    • By: Thornton W Burgess
    • Narrated by: Tom Weiss
    • Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    One day Peter Rabbit sees a strange thing that scares him. He tells many of his friends in the Green Forest who at first don't believe him. Then, after Unc' Billy Possum sees the same thing, others begin to wonder what this strange thing is. Peter eventually learns the truth of what scared him and together with his friends, they start scaring Green Forest predators such as Reddy Fox, Granny Fox, and Ole Man Coyote. But, what is it that is scaring them up on Prickly Porky's hill?

    Regular price: $8.55

    • The Adventures of Jimmy Skunk

    • By: Thornton W. Burgess
    • Narrated by: Tom S. Weiss
    • Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    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.

    Regular price: $8.55

    • The Adventures of Reddy Fox

    • By: Thornton W. Burgess
    • Narrated by: Tom Weiss
    • Length: 1 hr and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    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.

    Regular price: $8.55

    • The Adventures of Danny Meadow Mouse

    • By: Thornton W Burgess
    • Narrated by: Tom S Weiss
    • Length: 1 hr and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • That Mouse

    • By mommitester on 08-28-17

    Regular price: $8.55

    • The Adventures of Sammy Jay

    • By: Thornton W. Burgess
    • Narrated by: Tom S. Weiss
    • Length: 1 hr and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2

    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.

    Regular price: $8.55

    • The Adventures of Poor Mrs. Quack

    • By: Thornton W. Burgess
    • Narrated by: Tom Weiss
    • Length: 1 hr and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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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.

    Regular price: $8.55

    • The Adventures of Paddy Beaver

    • By: Thornton W Burgess
    • Narrated by: Tom S Weiss
    • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
    • Abridged
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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.

    Regular price: $8.55

    • Old Granny Fox

    • By: Thornton W. Burgess
    • Narrated by: Tom S. Weiss
    • Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3

    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.

    Regular price: $9.99

    • Old Mother West Wind

    • By: Thornton W. Burgess
    • Narrated by: Mary Baker
    • Length: 1 hr and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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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).

    Regular price: $7.12

    • Mrs. Peter Rabbit

    • By: Thornton W. Burgess
    • Narrated by: Tom Weiss
    • Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Peter Rabbit has no appetite, which is very unusual for him. After thinking about it, Peter decides it is loneliness affecting him. He decides to leave the Old Briar Patch and see the Great World, starting at the Old Pasture. After a close encounter with an old nemesis, Hooty the Owl, Peter discovers that he is still lonely. He runs into Old Jed Thumper who wants nothing more than to chase Peter away. Peter also discovers that Old Jed Thumper has a charming young daughter, Little Miss Fuzzy Tail, who Peter falls for. Their relationship quickly blossoms.

    Regular price: $9.99

    • The Adventures of Grandfather Frog

    • By: Thornton W. Burgess
    • Narrated by: Tom Weiss
    • Length: 1 hr and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    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.

    Regular price: $8.55

    • The Adventures of Peter Cottontail

    • By: Thornton W. Burgess
    • Narrated by: Tom S. Weiss
    • Length: 1 hr and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    In The Adventures of Peter Cottontail, Peter Rabbit doesn't like his name and tries to find another that has more prestige. His friends think he is silly and devise a scheme to show Peter the problem with changing his name. Peter learns his mistake and changes his name back.

    Regular price: $8.55

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