New Release Books by Thornton W Burgess

Thornton W Burgess is the author of The Adventures of Jimmy Skunk (2017) and The Adventures of Buster Bear Illustrated And Annotated (2019).

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The Adventures of Jimmy Skunk

release date: Mar 01, 2017
The Adventures of Jimmy Skunk
Jimmy Skunk goes on adventures with his friends.

The Adventures of Buster Bear Illustrated And Annotated

release date: Dec 10, 2019
The Adventures of Buster Bear 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: For over 100 years, the animal books and stories of beloved children''s author Thornton W. Burgess have delighted millions of children and their parents. Burgess was a master at telling charming stories of lovable creatures that captivated little boys and girl


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