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Thornton W. Burgess (1874–1965)

Autor(a) de The Burgess Bird Book for Children

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About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos
Image credit: Chicago Daily News negatives collection, DN-0003451. Courtesy of Chicago History Museum.


Obras de Thornton W. Burgess

Old Mother West Wind (1910) 1,155 cópias
The Adventures of Reddy Fox (1913) 1,045 cópias
The Adventures of Buster Bear (1916) 889 cópias
The Adventures of Jimmy Skunk (1918) 764 cópias
The Adventures of Johnny Chuck (1913) 646 cópias
The Adventures of Bobby Coon (1918) 608 cópias
The Adventures of Old Mr. Toad (1916) 567 cópias
Mother West Wind's Children (1911) 550 cópias
Blacky the Crow (1922) 496 cópias
Mother West Wind's Neighbors (1913) 431 cópias
Mrs. Peter Rabbit (1919) 336 cópias
The Adventures of Happy Jack (1918) 318 cópias
The Adventures of Mr. Mocker (1914) 308 cópias
Bowser the Hound (1920) 232 cópias
The Adventures of Bob White (1919) 209 cópias
Whitefoot the Wood Mouse (1922) 203 cópias
Mother West Wind "Why" Stories (1915) 173 cópias
Mother West Wind "How" Stories (1916) 163 cópias
Billy Mink (1924) 114 cópias
The Adventures of Longlegs the Heron (1927) — Autor — 66 cópias
Tommy and the Wishing Stone (1915) 57 cópias
The Dear Old Briar-Patch (1947) 55 cópias
Nature Stories to Read Aloud (1959) 52 cópias
The Littlest Christmas Tree (1954) 45 cópias
Dandelion Library: Bedtime Stories / The Pony Engine (1958) — Contribuinte — 42 cópias
Big Book of Animal Stories (2011) 37 cópias
At Paddy the Beaver's Pond (1950) 34 cópias
Animal Tales (1990) 31 cópias
Favorite Tales (1942) 30 cópias
Little Peter Cottontail (1956) 27 cópias
Paddy's Surprise Visitor (1940) 19 cópias
Tommy's Change of Heart (1921) 16 cópias
The Christmas Reindeer (1926) 16 cópias
A Robber Meets His Match (1940) 14 cópias
At the Smiling Pool (1945) 14 cópias
The Little Burgess Bird Book (1941) 13 cópias
Tommy's Wishes Come True (1915) 13 cópias
A Merry Coasting Party (1940) 12 cópias
Peter Rabbit Proves a Friend (1940) 12 cópias
Young Flash the Deer (1940) 12 cópias
Stories Around the Year (1955) 12 cópias
Bobby Coon's Mistake (1940) 11 cópias
While the Story-Log Burns (1938) 11 cópias
Wild Flowers We Should Know (1929) 9 cópias
Along Laughing Brook (1949) 9 cópias
The Three Little Bears (1940) 9 cópias
Peter Rabbit plays a joke (1953) 9 cópias
Aunt Sally's Friends In Fur (1955) 8 cópias
50 Favorite Burgess Stories (1956) 8 cópias
Birds You Should Know (1933) 8 cópias
The Neatness of Bobby Coon (1927) 6 cópias
Baby Animal Stories (1949) 6 cópias
The Wishing-Stone Stories (1935) 6 cópias
Little Chuck's Adventure (1942) 5 cópias
Baby Possum's Queer Voyage (1912) 5 cópias
A Woe-Begone Little Bear (1927) 4 cópias
Milk and Honey (1927) 4 cópias
Jerry Muskrat Wins Respect (1914) 4 cópias
A Great Joke on Jimmy Skunk (1927) 4 cópias
What Farmer Brown's Boy Did (1927) 4 cópias
Baby Possum Has a Scare (1912) 3 cópias
Cubby Finds An Open Door (1927) 3 cópias
The Million Little Sunbeams (1963) 3 cópias
Bobby Coon Has a Good Time (1928) 3 cópias
Frightened Baby (1927) 3 cópias
Peter Rabbit Puts on Airs (1914) 3 cópias
An Imp of Mischief (1927) 3 cópias
Nature Almanac 3 cópias
Unc' Billy Possum (1953) 2 cópias
Stories for Bedtime (1986) 2 cópias
Peter Cottontail Mazes (1999) 2 cópias
Happy Jack's Thrift Club (1918) 2 cópias
Peter Cottontail Dot-to-Dot (1998) 2 cópias
Cubby Gets a Bath (1927) 2 cópias
The Bedtime Story Calendar (1915) 2 cópias
The Feast at the Big Rock (1914) 2 cópias
The Book of Animal Life (1937) 2 cópias
Robber the Rat Loses Out 1 exemplar(es)
Bob White 1 exemplar(es)
Animal Pictures (1925) 1 exemplar(es)
Neighbors 1 exemplar(es)
Happy Jacks 1 exemplar(es)
Various Animal Stories 1 exemplar(es)
Meet Peter Cottontail (2000) 1 exemplar(es)
Thornton Burgess Nature Reader (2021) 1 exemplar(es)
Unc' Billy Possum 1 exemplar(es)
The Burgess Bird Book in Color (2020) 1 exemplar(es)
Friendly Animals 1 exemplar(es)
Peter Rabbit's Carrots 1 exemplar(es)
reads to you LP 1 exemplar(es)
Fables of the Green Forest (1980) 1 exemplar(es)
Johnny Chuck Loses His Temper (1917) 1 exemplar(es)
Striped Chipmunk Has a Secret (1917) 1 exemplar(es)
Peter Rabbit is Lonesome 1 exemplar(es)
Peter Rabbit Goes Scouting (1961) 1 exemplar(es)
The Digging Match 1 exemplar(es)
Buster Bear Goes Fishing (2014) 1 exemplar(es)
Cubby in Mother Brown's Pantry (1929) 1 exemplar(es)
Whitefoot's Secret 1 exemplar(es)
Little Joe Otter's Slide 1 exemplar(es)
The Stolen Eggs 1 exemplar(es)
Peter Rabbit's May-party (2017) 1 exemplar(es)
Peter Rabbit's Prank 1 exemplar(es)
Bride's Primer (1905) 1 exemplar(es)
Farmer Brown's Boy Becomes Curious (1929) 1 exemplar(es)
Green Meadow Stories 1 exemplar(es)
Green Forest Stories (2022) 1 exemplar(es)
Thornton Burgess 26-Book Set (2000) 1 exemplar(es)
BETTY BEAR'S LESSON. 1 exemplar(es)
The adventures of Bob White (1919) 1 exemplar(es)
Short Works of Thornton W. Burgess (2007) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

In the Nursery (1932) — Contribuinte — 288 cópias
Best in Children's Books 08 (1958) 86 cópias
Best in Children's Books 32 (1960) 83 cópias
Best in Children's Books 26 (1959) 70 cópias


Conhecimento Comum



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 | outras 6 resenhas | 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 | 1 outra resenha | 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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