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    • Thornton Burgess Bedtime Stories

    • By: Thornton W. Burgess
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 88

    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 Adventures of Old Man Coyote

    • By: Thornton W. Burgess
    • Narrated by: Tom Weiss
    • Length: 1 hr and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    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.

    Regular price: $7.84

    • The Burgess Animal Book for Children

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

    • 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
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      4 out of 5 stars 3
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      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 Burgess Bird Book for Children

    • By: Thornton W. Burgess
    • Narrated by: Tom S. Weiss
    • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
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      3 out of 5 stars 2
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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

    • 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 6
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4

    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 Paddy the Beaver

    • By: Thornton W. Burgess
    • Narrated by: John Lieder
    • Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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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.

    Regular price: $7.12

    • 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

    • 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
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      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

    • 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
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      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

    • Lightfoot the Deer

    • By: Thornton W. Burgess
    • Narrated by: Tom S. Weiss
    • Length: 2 hrs and 16 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

    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.

    Regular price: $9.99

    • Bowser the Hound

    • By: Thornton W. Burgess
    • Narrated by: Tom Weiss
    • Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Old Man Coyote deliberately leads Bowser the Hound far away from Farmer Brown's farm because he is tired of being chased. Bowser gets lost and injures himself during the pursuit. Help for Bowser comes from an unlikely source, which proves that there is some good in everyone. As with all Thornton W. Burgess stories, young listeners gain positive values while learning a great deal about the animals that share their world. 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.

    Regular price: $9.99

    • Mother West Wind ''When'' Stories

    • By: Thornton W. Burgess
    • Narrated by: Tom Weiss
    • Length: 2 hrs and 48 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

    Peter Rabbit has a great deal of curiosity and loves to hear stories. In this collection of 16 short stories, Peter Rabbit learns more about many of his neighbors in the Green Forest and the Green Meadows. Sometimes Grandfather Frog tells him a story but there are other neighbors who also share their "knowledge" with him. For example, Peter wants to know why Mr. Bluebird has a beautiful coat when he can be such a bratty bird. Peter would also like to know why Mr. Hare gets a white coat in the winter and a brown one in the summer.

    Regular price: $9.99

    • The Adventures of Reddy Fox

    • By: Thornton W. Burgess
    • Narrated by: John Lieder
    • Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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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.

    Regular price: $7.12

    • Mother West Wind "Why" Stories

    • By: Thornton W. Burgess
    • Narrated by: Tom Weiss
    • Length: 2 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 1
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      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    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).

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • sounds like a robot

    • By M. R. on 11-08-17

    Regular price: $9.99

    • 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 Jimmy Skunk

    • By: Thornton W. Burgess
    • Narrated by: Tom S. Weiss
    • Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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      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 Grandfather Frog

    • By: Thornton W. Burgess
    • Narrated by: Tom Weiss
    • Length: 1 hr and 42 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

    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 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

    • Blacky the Crow

    • By: Thornton W. Burgess
    • Narrated by: Tom S. Weiss
    • Length: 2 hrs and 18 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

    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.

    Regular price: $9.99

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