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Product Details

  • Paperback: 100 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (September 14, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1479318329
  • ISBN-13: 978-1479318322
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,734,910 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Teresa Channer on July 19, 2014
Format: Hardcover
The Burgess children's books are amazing; they are lots of fun and they teach good character through the engaging adventures of forest and meadow animals. I had never heard of them until my father-in-law brought the well-worn copies he had read to his son in order to read them aloud to his grandchildren. Now I am tracking them down online and passing copies on to our own daughters to read to their children! The copies I ordered from Amazon were in good condition and arrived promptly.
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By brad swan on June 16, 2014
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I like this
book it is great it has many adventures and lots of mysterious ones too

thank you for reading
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By Mira on February 8, 2014
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my 3 boys love Thornton W. Burgess; they could listen for hours. I love that the tales are wholesome, the writing style excellent (no dumbing down of language here!) and the chapters relatively short. There is always something to be learned about nature, and good morals and habits are encouraged throughout.
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All of Burgess's animal stories give you the feeling that we are hearing a voice of someone who know the land and the animals he wrote about. Well, I am sure he did. He did not spent time in front of the tube but likely knew the feel of cold dew on the morning grass, the rustle of fall leaves while walking through the woods and the warming rays of a summer sun climbing in the sky. Burgess could give a twist to an animals natural temperament and turn it into a personality you could believe in and identify with.

His stories are from an earlier era and style. But for the person looking for that kind of story they work for kids today. Well, at least I can get my grandchildren (3-5) to pay attention to these tales. They also carry a moral for the reader. Something one seems to miss in the contemporary children's stories that are so busy avoiding being pious or preachy, if the writers even know of such topics.

Yes, these are the tales told by the older school of children's story writers that come from those who experienced the natural order of a world where the wild animal was just over the fence line of in the orchard at night and scurrying off into the forest at daybreak.

One might call this "realist" literature with a twist.
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My son's kindergarten teacher told us to read Burgess' animal stories as an antidote for all the ninja, Star Wars, commercial info that is slung at children.
It is perfect. My son is 5 (almost 6) and he loves every Burgess story. I will read him every one. I even hear him saying, "Yes, Sir!" right out of the story. Sweet, good, simple stories for children to get lost in.
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