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Thornton W. Burgess (1874–1965)

Autor/a de The Burgess Bird Book for Children

310+ obres 23,532 Membres 79 Ressenyes 12 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Thornton Waldo Burgess was born in Sandwich on January 14, 1874. Burgess graduated from Sandwich High School in 1891, and went on to attend a Business College in Boston from 1892-93. At the age of 17, Burgess briefly lived in Boston and then moved to Springfield, Massachusetts. He bought a place in mostra'n més Hampden, Massachusetts in 1925 and made it his permanent home in 1957. He published his first book, Old Mother West Wind, in 1910 Burgess was a naturalist and conservationist, and loved loved 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 and 15,000 stories for daily columns in newspapers. Burgess was also actively involved with conservation efforts. Some of his projects over his lifetime included: The Green Meadow Club for land conservation programs. The Bedtime Stories Club for wildlife protection programs, the Happy Jack Squirrel Saving Club for War Savings Stamps & Bonds, the Radio Nature League broadcast from WBZA Springfield, MA., as well as helping to pass laws protecting migrant wildlife. For his efforts, an Honorary Literary Degree was bestowed upon Burgess in 1938 from Northeastern University. The Boston Museum of Science awarded him a gold medal for "leading children down the path to the wide wonderful world of the outdoors." He was also awarded the distinguished Service Medal of the Permanent Wildlife Protection Fund. In 1960, Burgess published his last book, Now I Remember, an autobiography. That same year, Burgess at the age of 83, had published his 15,000th story. From 1912 to 1960, without interruption, Burgess wrote a syndicated daily newspaper column titled "Bedtime Stories". Thornton Burgess died June 5, 1965, at the age of 91. The Thornton W. Burgess Society was incorporated in 1976. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
Crèdit de la imatge: Chicago Daily News negatives collection, DN-0003451. Courtesy of Chicago History Museum.


Obres de Thornton W. Burgess

The Burgess Bird Book for Children (1919) 1,358 exemplars
The Burgess Animal Book for Children (1920) 1,144 exemplars
Old Mother West Wind (1910) 1,115 exemplars
The Adventures of Peter Cottontail (1914) 1,044 exemplars
The Adventures of Reddy Fox (1913) 1,018 exemplars
The Adventures of Buster Bear (1916) 869 exemplars
The Adventures of Jimmy Skunk (1918) 736 exemplars
The Adventures of Prickly Porky (1916) 709 exemplars
The Adventures of Johnny Chuck (1913) 629 exemplars
The Adventures of Jerry Muskrat (1914) 622 exemplars
The Adventures of Bobby Coon (1918) 585 exemplars
The Adventures of Old Mr. Toad (1916) 551 exemplars
The Adventures of Poor Mrs. Quack (1917) 542 exemplars
Mother West Wind's Children (1911) 537 exemplars
The Adventures of Old Man Coyote (1916) 532 exemplars
Blacky the Crow (1922) 477 exemplars
Mother West Wind's Neighbors (1913) 406 exemplars
The Adventures of Sammy Jay (1915) 392 exemplars
Mrs. Peter Rabbit (1919) 325 exemplars
The Adventures of Happy Jack (1918) 309 exemplars
The Adventures of Mr. Mocker (1914) 299 exemplars
Mother West Wind's Animal Friends (1912) 275 exemplars
Old Granny Fox (1920) 224 exemplars
Bowser the Hound (1920) 224 exemplars
The Adventures of Bob White (1919) 203 exemplars
Whitefoot the Wood Mouse (1922) 201 exemplars
Mother West Wind "Why" Stories (1915) 168 exemplars
Mother West Wind "How" Stories (1916) 162 exemplars
Mother West Wind "When" Stories (1917) 157 exemplars
Thornton Burgess Bedtime Stories (1959) 126 exemplars
Mother West Wind "Where" Stories (1918) 126 exemplars
Billy Mink (1924) 110 exemplars
The Burgess Book of Nature Lore (1965) 86 exemplars
Thornton Burgess Animal Stories (1942) 85 exemplars
The Adventures of Longlegs the Heron (1927) — Autor — 66 exemplars
Tommy and the Wishing Stone (1915) 54 exemplars
The Dear Old Briar-Patch (1947) 53 exemplars
Nature Stories to Read Aloud (1959) 52 exemplars
The Littlest Christmas Tree (1954) 45 exemplars
Dandelion Library: Bedtime Stories / The Pony Engine (1958) — Col·laborador — 42 exemplars
Big Book of Animal Stories (2011) 36 exemplars
At Paddy the Beaver's Pond (1950) 34 exemplars
Animal Tales (1990) 31 exemplars
Favorite Tales (1942) 28 exemplars
Little Peter Cottontail (1956) 27 exemplars
Paddy's Surprise Visitor (1940) 19 exemplars
Read-Aloud Peter Rabbit Stories (1958) 17 exemplars
The Christmas Reindeer (1926) 16 exemplars
Tommy's Change of Heart (1921) 15 exemplars
A Robber Meets His Match (1940) 14 exemplars
At the Smiling Pool (1945) 14 exemplars
Tommy's Wishes Come True (1915) 13 exemplars
The Little Burgess Bird Book (1941) 13 exemplars
Peter Rabbit Proves a Friend (1940) 12 exemplars
Young Flash the Deer (1940) 12 exemplars
A Merry Coasting Party (1940) 12 exemplars
Reddy Fox's Sudden Engagement (0128) 12 exemplars
Stories Around the Year (1955) 11 exemplars
Bobby Coon's Mistake (1940) 11 exemplars
While the Story-Log Burns (1938) 11 exemplars
The Little Burgess Animal Book (1941) 10 exemplars
Thornton Burgess Nature Reader (2019) 10 exemplars
The Three Little Bears (1940) 9 exemplars
Wild Flowers We Should Know (1929) 9 exemplars
Peter Rabbit plays a joke (1953) 9 exemplars
The Boy Scouts on Lost Trail (1914) 9 exemplars
Along Laughing Brook (1949) 9 exemplars
Aunt Sally's Friends In Fur (1955) 8 exemplars
50 Favorite Burgess Stories (1956) 8 exemplars
Birds You Should Know (1933) 8 exemplars
The Boy Scouts on Swift River (1913) 6 exemplars
The Neatness of Bobby Coon (1927) 6 exemplars
Baby Animal Stories (1949) 6 exemplars
Baby Possum's Queer Voyage (1912) 5 exemplars
Little Chuck's Adventure (1942) 5 exemplars
The Wishing-Stone Stories (1935) 5 exemplars
A Woe-Begone Little Bear (1927) 4 exemplars
Frightened Baby (1927) 4 exemplars
Jerry Muskrat Wins Respect (1914) 4 exemplars
What Farmer Brown's Boy Did (1927) 4 exemplars
A Great Joke on Jimmy Skunk (1927) 4 exemplars
Cubby Finds An Open Door (1927) 4 exemplars
Milk and Honey (1927) 4 exemplars
Peter Rabbit Puts on Airs (1914) 3 exemplars
The Million Little Sunbeams (1963) 3 exemplars
Baby Possum Has a Scare (1912) 3 exemplars
Cubby Gets a Bath (1927) 3 exemplars
Unc' Billy Possum Has a Fright (1914) 3 exemplars
Grandfather Frog Gets a Ride (1927) 3 exemplars
An Imp of Mischief (1927) 3 exemplars
Buster Bear Twins 3 exemplars
Bobby Coon Has a Good Time (1928) 3 exemplars
Nature Almanac 3 exemplars
Animal Pictures (1925) 2 exemplars
Stories for Bedtime (1986) 2 exemplars
Peter Cottontail Mazes (1999) 2 exemplars
Jumper the Hare Cannot Sleep (1914) 2 exemplars
Cubby in Mother Brown's Pantry (1929) 2 exemplars
The Feast at the Big Rock (1914) 2 exemplars
Peter Cottontail Dot-to-Dot (1998) 2 exemplars
The Bedtime Story Calendar (1915) 2 exemplars
The Book of Animal Life (1937) 2 exemplars
Happy Jack's Thrift Club (1918) 2 exemplars
Unc' Billy Possum (1953) 2 exemplars
Fifty Favorite Burgess Stories (2011) 2 exemplars
Happy Jacks 1 exemplars
Bob White 1 exemplars
Friendly Animals 1 exemplars
Neighbors 1 exemplars
The Burgess Bird Book in Color (2020) 1 exemplars
Unc' Billy Possum 1 exemplars
Whitefoot's Secret 1 exemplars
Fables of the Green Forest (1980) 1 exemplars
Johnny Chuck Loses His Temper (1917) 1 exemplars
Striped Chipmunk Has a Secret (1917) 1 exemplars
The Digging Match 1 exemplars
Buster Bear Goes Fishing (2014) 1 exemplars
Peter Rabbit Goes Scouting (1961) 1 exemplars
Bride's Primer (1905) 1 exemplars
Meet Peter Cottontail (2000) 1 exemplars
reads to you LP 1 exemplars
The Stolen Eggs 1 exemplars
Peter Rabbit's May-party (2017) 1 exemplars
Green Forest Stories (2022) 1 exemplars
Thornton Burgess 26-Book Set (2000) 1 exemplars
The adventures of Bob White (1919) 1 exemplars

Obres associades

In the Nursery (1932) — Col·laborador — 283 exemplars
Best in Children's Books 08 (1958) 85 exemplars
Best in Children's Books 32 (1960) 82 exemplars
Best in Children's Books 26 (1959) 67 exemplars


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Lovely animal stories, these are sometimes just right for a soothing bedtime. My 5 year old is not excited to read more, but enjoys them when we do sit down for a quiet story or two.
mslibrarynerd | Hi ha 6 ressenyes més | Jan 13, 2024 |
Month of January 2022: Young Reader’s Classics

Not listed in the Accelerated Reader’s Program (ages 8-14 yrs, 2nd-8th grade)
A children’s classic originally published in 1922.

Thornton Burgess grew up in Sandwich, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, where he spent his time exploring around the water and woods and fell in love with nature. He started telling these stories to his one and only son. Then, he began a daily column in the New York Tribune. Finally, they were published in book form. His first novel, “Old Mother West Wind”, was published in 1910. They are stories that teach.

After reading this adventure story, kids will love envisioning what the crows may be thinking and doing next time they are out playing in the woods and hear them cawing. Burgess combines real characteristics of the crows behaviors with teachable moments for children…and the child may not even realize they are being taught because it’s the animals talking.

Blacky the Crow has two adventures. First, he has to decide just how important it is to satisfy his hunger for a couple of owl eggs. Does he risk his life and the lives of his friends? Second, is it worth risking his own life to warn his duck friends of the hunter who is hiding out nearby and coercing them into the area by putting out corn every morning, giving them a false sense of security?

I loved it! This would be a really good bedtime story to read to your young kids. Maybe a chapter or two a night. I’m thinking my two young hunter grandsons would love this. They have very imaginative minds. But I don’t think it will turn them off from deer hunting in the least. They love it too much.


Can be downloaded for free to your Kindle or read online at Project Gutenberg:
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MissysBookshelf | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Aug 27, 2023 |
An interesting autobiographical account by Burgess of his life and career, which was far more varied than I understood. Very enjoyable.
JBD1 | Jun 25, 2023 |



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