New Release Books by Thornton W Burgess

Thornton W Burgess is the author of Lightfoot the Deer (2022), LIGHTFOOT THE DEER By Thornton W. Burgesthornton W. Burgess Annotated Edition (2021), The Adventures of Old Mr. Toad (2021), The Adventures of Johnny Chuck (2021) and other 137 books.

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Lightfoot the Deer

release date: Sep 16, 2022
Lightfoot the Deer
DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "Lightfoot the Deer" by Thornton W. Burgess. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.

LIGHTFOOT THE DEER By Thornton W. Burgesthornton W. Burgess Annotated Edition

release date: Sep 30, 2021
LIGHTFOOT THE DEER By Thornton W. Burgesthornton W. Burgess Annotated Edition
Thornton Waldo Burgess (1874-1965) was a conservationist and author of children''s stories. Burgess loved the beauty of nature and its living creatures so much that he wrote about them for 50 years in books and his newspaper column, "Bedtime Stories." Lightfoot the Deer is one of Burgess''s Green Forest Series of books for children. lightfoot, a young deer, has adventures with many of his forest friends, including Danny Meadow Mouse, Peter Rabbit, Jumper the Hare, and many others.v

The Adventures of Old Mr. Toad

release date: Apr 06, 2021
The Adventures of Old Mr. Toad
Book Excerpt: r. Indeed there were few as sweet. The only trouble was thesong was so very short. It lasted only for two or three seconds. And whenit ended, Old Mr. Toad looked quite his natural self again; just ascommonplace, almost ugly, as ever. Peter looked at Jimmy Skunk, Jimmylooked at Unc'' Billy Possum, and Unc'' Billy looked at Peter. And no one hada word to say. Then all three looked back at Old Mr. Toad.And even as they looked, his throat began to swell and swell and swell, until it was no wonder that Jimmy Skunk had thought that he was in dangerof blowing up. And then, when it stopped swelling, there came again thosebeautiful little notes, so sweet and tremulous that Peter actually held hisbreath to listen. There was no doubt that Old Mr. Toad was singing just ashe had said he was going to, and it was just as true that his song was oneof the sweetest if not the sweetest of all the chorus from and around theSmiling Pool. It was very hard to believe, but Peter and Jimmy and Unc''Billy both saRead Mor

The Adventures of Johnny Chuck

release date: Feb 22, 2021
The Adventures of Johnny Chuck
Book Excerptinter. He had awakened very, very hungry, but now he had plenty to eat. All about him the birds were singing or busily at work building new homes. And still Johnny Chuck felt unhappy. It was dreadful to feel this way and not have any good reason for it.One bright morning Johnny Chuck sat on his door-step watching Drummer the Woodpecker building a new home in the old apple-tree. Drummer''s red head flew back and forth, back and forth, and his sharp bill cut out tiny bits of wood. It was slow work; it was hard work. But Drummer seemed happy, very happy indeed. It was watching Drummer that started Johnny Chuck to thinking about his own home. He had always thought it a very nice home. He had built it just as he wanted it. From the doorstep he could look in all directions over the Green Meadows. It had a front door and a hidden back door. Yes, it was a very nice home indeed.But now, all of a sudden, Johnny Chuck became dissatisfied with his home. It was too near the Lone Little Path. Too many people knew wh

The Adventures of Buster Bear (1920)

release date: Jan 09, 2021
The Adventures of Buster Bear (1920)
a fascinating story that your children will surely love

The Adventures of Old Mr. Toad Illustrated And Annotated

release date: Dec 12, 2019
The Adventures of Old Mr. Toad Illustrated And Annotated
About Author: Thornton Waldo Burgess (January 17, 1874 - June 5, 1965) was an American conservationist and author of children''s stories. Burgess loved the beauty of nature and its living creatures so much that he wrote about them for 50 years in books and his newspaper column, Bedtime Stories. He was sometimes known as the Bedtime Story-Man. By the time he retired, he had written more than 170 books and 15,000 stories for the daily newspaper column.Born January 17, 1874 in Sandwich, Massachusetts, Burgess was the son of Caroline F. Haywood and Thornton W. Burgess, Sr., a direct descendant of Thomas Burgess, one of the first Sandwich settlers in 1637. Thornton, Sr., died the same year his son was born, and the young Thornton, Jr. was brought up by his mother in Sandwich. They lived in humble circumstances. As a youth, he worked tending cows, picking trailing arbutus (mayflowers) or berries, shipping water lilies from local ponds, selling candy, and trapping muskrats. William C. Chipman, one of his employers, lived on Discovery Hill Road, a wildlife habitat of woodland and wetland. This habitat became the setting of many stories in which Burgess refers to Smiling Pool and the Old Briar Patch.Graduating from Sandwich High School in 1891, Burgess briefly attended a business college in Boston from 1892 to 1893, living in Somerville, Massachusetts, at that time. But he disliked studying business and wanted to be an author. He relocated to Springfield, Massachusetts, where he accepted a job as an editorial assistant at the Phelps Publishing Company. His first stories were written using the pseudonym W. B. Thornton.Burgess married Nina Osborne in 1905, but she died in childbirth a year later, leaving him to raise their son alone. It is said that he began writing bedtime stories to entertain his young son, Thornton III. Burgess remarried in 1911; his wife Fannie had two children by a previous marriage. The couple later bought a home in Hampden, Massachusetts in 1925, that became Burgess'' permanent residence in 1957. His second wife died in August 1950. Burgess returned frequently to Sandwich, which he always claimed as his birthplace and spiritual home. Many of his childhood experiences and the people he knew there influenced his interest and were the impetus for his concern for wildlife. Source: Wikipedia : Very enjoyable book. This has the flavor of "Wind in the Willows" but with a little less description, and therefore more dialogue. My six year old loved it .The Adventures of Old Mr. Toad was acting strangely, and his behavior puzzled all the creatures of the Green Meadow. You see, he was in a hurry, and Old Mr. Toad NEVER hurried unless he was in danger. Where on earth could he be off to? To find out, Jimmy Skunk, Peter Cottontail, Unc'' Billy Possum, and some other animals of the Green Forest secretly follow the old gentleman through the fields and woods as he makes his way to a very important engagement.Young readers will enjoy discovering Old Mr. Toad''s destination in this delightful tale by master storyteller, Thornton W. Burgess. Set in the timeless fictional locale of the Green Forest and the Smiling Pool, this book transports today''s youngsters to the same world of gentle breezes and lovable creatures that has delighted generations of children before then. There, they''ll enjoy the warmth and whimsy of this tale while learning important lessons about nature, the environment, and the "lesser folk of fur and feathers."If you are doing any study of toads with your kids this is the book to read. It was so cute and fun. It taught about the habits of toads in a fun creative way. I will never forget some of the things I learned. I didn''t pick up this book with that in mind. We were on vacation and all the big kids and dads were gone for the day so I scanned a friends bookshelf looking for a book that would take about 3 hours to read aloud and this was the winner.
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