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  • Thornton Burgess Bedtime Stories | Thornton W. Burgess

    Thornton Burgess Bedtime Stories

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    • 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"
  • 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.

  • The Adventures of Reddy Fox | Thornton W. Burgess

    The Adventures of Reddy Fox

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 36 mins)
    • By Thornton W. Burgess
    • Narrated By John Lieder
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    "The Adventures of Reddy Fox" is another in the series of children's stories by conservationist Thornton W. Burgess. In this story, 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.

  • 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
    • Narrated By Tom S. Weiss
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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'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 Johnny Chuck | Thornton W. Burgess

    The Adventures of Johnny Chuck

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 43 mins)
    • By Thornton W. Burgess
    • Narrated By Tom S. Weiss
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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 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.

  • The Adventures of Peter Cottontail | Thornton W. Burgess

    The Adventures of Peter Cottontail

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 29 mins)
    • 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 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.

  • 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 Buster Bear | Thornton W. Burgess

    The Adventures of Buster Bear

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 34 mins)
    • 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"
  • Old Mother West Wind | Thornton W. Burgess

    Old Mother West Wind

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    • 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 Peter Cottontail | Thornton W. Burgess

    The Adventures of Peter Cottontail

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    • By Thornton W. Burgess
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    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.

  • Happy Jack | Thornton W. Burgess

    Happy Jack

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Thornton W. Burgess
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    Happy Jack is a grey squirrel who lives in the Green Forest. Like most little creatures, he must fend for himself. Happy Jack has discovered a tree that chocked full of hickory nuts. He wants them to be all his own and believes the tree is his because he found the nuts. But his cousin Chatterer the Red Squirrel doesn't believe this. A loud quarrel ensures between the two along with a chase and suddenly the hickory nuts are gone! Where could they have gone?

  • 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.

    mommitester says: "That Mouse"
  • The Adventures of Old Man Coyote | Thornton W. Burgess

    The Adventures of Old Man Coyote

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    • By Thornton W. Burgess
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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

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    • 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.

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

    The Adventures of Old Mr. Toad

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 32 mins)
    • By Thornton W. Burgess
    • Narrated By Tom Weiss
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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 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.

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