Audio Books by Thornton W Burgess

Thornton W Burgess is the author of The Christmas Reindeer (2022), LIGHTFOOT THE DEER By Thornton W. Burgesthornton W. Burgess Annotated Edition (2021), Mother West Wind 'Where' Stories (2021), The Adventures of Poor Mrs Quack (2021) and other 146 books.

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The Christmas Reindeer

release date: Jul 21, 2022
The Christmas Reindeer
A captivating story about a brother and sister growing up helping their father take care of their reindeer. When one of their best reindeer goes missing on their watch, they go to search for it. The little girl finds the reindeer but gets lost, meets the Great Spirit, or Santa Claus, and discovers a way to help him.

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

Mother West Wind 'Where' Stories

release date: Apr 18, 2021
Mother West Wind 'Where' Stories
Book Excerpt: ...y and study what he gwine to do to live well and be happy. He watched his neighbors to see what they did, and it didn't take him long to find out that if he would be respected he must have a home. Those without homes were mostly no 'count folks, same as they are today."So Brer Rat made a nest close to the trunk of a tree on the edge of the Green Forest, a soft, warm nest, and in collectin' the stuff to make it of he learned the joy of bein' busy. Person'ly, yo' understand, Ah thinks he was all wrong. Ah never am so happy as when Ah can take a sun-bath with nothin' to do. But Brer Rat was never so happy as when he was busy, and when he got that li'l nest finished time began to hang heavy on his hands. Yes, Suh, it cert'nly did. Just because he didn't have anything else to do he began to add a little more to his house. One day he stepped on a thorn. 'Ouch!' cried Brer Rat, and then right away forgot the pain in a new idea. He would cover his house with thorns, leavin' just a little secret entrance for h..

The Adventures of Poor Mrs Quack

release date: Apr 06, 2021
The Adventures of Poor Mrs Quack
Book Excerpt: le from the homes of men, but even then he was never careless. He would lead us around back and forth over the place he had chosen, and we would all look with all our might for signs of danger. If we saw none, we would drop down a little nearer and a little nearer. But with all our watchfulness, we never could be sure, absolutely sure, that all was safe. Sometimes those terrible two-legged creatures would be hiding in the very middle of the wildest, most lonely looking marshes. They would be covered with grass so that we couldn't see them. Then, as we flew over them, would come the bang, bang, bang, bang of terrible guns, and always some of our flock would drop. We would have to leave them behind, for we knew if we wanted to live we must get beyond the reach of those terrible guns. So we would fly our hardest. It was awful, just simply awful!"Mrs. Quack paused and shuddered, and Peter Rabbit and Jerry Muskrat shuddered in sympathy."Sometimes we would have to try three or four feeding-places beRead More

Mother West Wind "Where" Stories "Classical Edition"

release date: Mar 20, 2021
Mother West Wind "Where" Stories "Classical Edition"
This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it.

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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