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Thornton W. Burgess (1874–1965)

Forfatter af The Burgess Bird Book for Children

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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 vis mere 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) vis mindre
Image credit: Chicago Daily News negatives collection, DN-0003451. Courtesy of Chicago History Museum.


Værker af Thornton W. Burgess

The Burgess Bird Book for Children (1919) 1,412 eksemplarer
The Burgess Animal Book for Children (1920) 1,196 eksemplarer
Old Mother West Wind (1910) 1,157 eksemplarer
The Adventures of Peter Cottontail (1914) 1,069 eksemplarer
The Adventures of Reddy Fox (1913) 1,049 eksemplarer
The Adventures of Grandfather Frog (1915) 925 eksemplarer
The Adventures of Danny Meadow Mouse (1915) 910 eksemplarer
The Adventures of Buster Bear (1916) 891 eksemplarer
The Adventures of Jimmy Skunk (1918) 766 eksemplarer
The Adventures of Prickly Porky (1916) 729 eksemplarer
The Adventures of Johnny Chuck (1913) 649 eksemplarer
The Adventures of Jerry Muskrat (1914) 641 eksemplarer
The Adventures of Paddy the Beaver (1917) 637 eksemplarer
The Adventures of Bobby Coon (1918) 612 eksemplarer
The Adventures of Old Mr. Toad (1916) 568 eksemplarer
The Adventures of Poor Mrs. Quack (1917) 560 eksemplarer
The Adventures of Old Man Coyote (1916) 554 eksemplarer
Mother West Wind's Children (1911) 550 eksemplarer
Blacky the Crow (1922) 496 eksemplarer
The Adventures of Lightfoot the Deer (1921) 443 eksemplarer
Mother West Wind's Neighbors (1913) 431 eksemplarer
Mrs. Peter Rabbit (1919) 336 eksemplarer
The Adventures of Unc' Billy Possum (1914) 329 eksemplarer
The Adventures of Happy Jack (1918) 318 eksemplarer
The Adventures of Mr. Mocker (1914) 308 eksemplarer
Mother West Wind's Animal Friends (1912) 278 eksemplarer
The Burgess Flower Book for Children (1923) 252 eksemplarer
Bowser the Hound (1920) 234 eksemplarer
The Adventures of Bob White (1919) 211 eksemplarer
Whitefoot the Wood Mouse (1922) 204 eksemplarer
The Adventures of Ol' Mistah Buzzard (1919) 202 eksemplarer
Mother West Wind "Why" Stories (1915) 173 eksemplarer
Mother West Wind "How" Stories (1916) 165 eksemplarer
Mother West Wind "When" Stories (1917) 158 eksemplarer
Mother West Wind "Where" Stories (1918) 129 eksemplarer
Thornton Burgess Bedtime Stories (1959) 127 eksemplarer
Billy Mink (1924) 114 eksemplarer
The Adventures of Little Joe Otter (1925) 97 eksemplarer
Thornton Burgess Animal Stories (1942) 87 eksemplarer
The Burgess Book of Nature Lore (1965) 86 eksemplarer
The Adventures of Longlegs the Heron (1927) — Forfatter — 66 eksemplarer
Tommy and the Wishing Stone (1915) 57 eksemplarer
The Dear Old Briar-Patch (1947) 57 eksemplarer
Nature Stories to Read Aloud (1959) 52 eksemplarer
How Peter Cottontail Got His Name (1957) 52 eksemplarer
The Littlest Christmas Tree (1954) 45 eksemplarer
Dandelion Library: Bedtime Stories / The Pony Engine (1958) — Bidragyder — 42 eksemplarer
Big Book of Animal Stories (2011) 37 eksemplarer
At Paddy the Beaver's Pond (1950) 34 eksemplarer
Animal Tales (1990) 31 eksemplarer
Favorite Tales (1942) 30 eksemplarer
Little Peter Cottontail (1956) 27 eksemplarer
Paddy's Surprise Visitor (1940) 19 eksemplarer
Read-Aloud Peter Rabbit Stories (1958) 17 eksemplarer
Tommy's Change of Heart (1921) 16 eksemplarer
The Christmas Reindeer (1926) 16 eksemplarer
Tales from the Storyteller's House (1937) 15 eksemplarer
The Boy Scouts in a Trapper's Camp (1915) 15 eksemplarer
A Robber Meets His Match (1940) 14 eksemplarer
At the Smiling Pool (1945) 14 eksemplarer
The Little Burgess Bird Book (1941) 13 eksemplarer
Tommy's Wishes Come True (1915) 13 eksemplarer
A Merry Coasting Party (1940) 12 eksemplarer
Reddy Fox's Sudden Engagement (0128) 12 eksemplarer
Peter Rabbit Proves a Friend (1940) 12 eksemplarer
Young Flash the Deer (1940) 12 eksemplarer
Stories Around the Year (1955) 12 eksemplarer
The Boy Scouts of Woodcraft Camp (1912) 11 eksemplarer
Bobby Coon's Mistake (1940) 11 eksemplarer
Thornton Burgess Nature Reader (2019) 11 eksemplarer
While the Story-Log Burns (1938) 11 eksemplarer
The Little Burgess Animal Book (1941) 11 eksemplarer
Wild Flowers We Should Know (1929) 9 eksemplarer
Along Laughing Brook (1949) 9 eksemplarer
The Three Little Bears (1940) 9 eksemplarer
The Boy Scouts on Lost Trail (1914) 9 eksemplarer
Peter Rabbit plays a joke (1953) 9 eksemplarer
The Burgess Animal Book in Color (2020) 8 eksemplarer
Aunt Sally's Friends In Fur (1955) 8 eksemplarer
50 Favorite Burgess Stories (1956) 8 eksemplarer
Birds You Should Know (1933) 8 eksemplarer
The Boy Scouts on Swift River (1913) 6 eksemplarer
The Neatness of Bobby Coon (1927) 6 eksemplarer
Baby Animal Stories (1949) 6 eksemplarer
The Wishing-Stone Stories (1935) 6 eksemplarer
Little Chuck's Adventure (1942) 5 eksemplarer
Baby Possum's Queer Voyage (1912) 5 eksemplarer
A Woe-Begone Little Bear (1927) 4 eksemplarer
Milk and Honey (1927) 4 eksemplarer
Jerry Muskrat Wins Respect (1914) 4 eksemplarer
Cubby Bear Had A Mind of His Own (1927) 4 eksemplarer
A Great Joke on Jimmy Skunk (1927) 4 eksemplarer
What Farmer Brown's Boy Did (1927) 4 eksemplarer
Nature Almanac 3 eksemplarer
Grandfather Frog Gets a Ride (1927) 3 eksemplarer
Digger the Badger Decides to Stay (1927) 3 eksemplarer
Peter Rabbit Puts on Airs (1914) 3 eksemplarer
Unc' Billy Possum Has a Fright (1914) 3 eksemplarer
Happy Jack Squirrel's Bright Idea (1928) 3 eksemplarer
Cubby Finds An Open Door (1927) 3 eksemplarer
An Imp of Mischief (1927) 3 eksemplarer
The Million Little Sunbeams (1963) 3 eksemplarer
Stories to Read Aloud 3 eksemplarer
Bowser the Hound Meets His Match (1928) 3 eksemplarer
Baby Possum Has a Scare (1912) 3 eksemplarer
Frightened Baby (1927) 3 eksemplarer
Bobby Coon Has a Good Time (1928) 3 eksemplarer
Buster Bear Twins 3 eksemplarer
Unc' Billy Gets Even 2 eksemplarer
Jimmy Skunk's Justice 2 eksemplarer
Jack Frost Helps Paddy the Beaver (1914) 2 eksemplarer
Stories for Bedtime (1986) 2 eksemplarer
Jumper the Hare Cannot Sleep (1914) 2 eksemplarer
Peter Cottontail Mazes (1999) 2 eksemplarer
The Feast at the Big Rock (1914) 2 eksemplarer
Unc' Billy Possum (1953) 2 eksemplarer
Peter Cottontail Dot-to-Dot (1998) 2 eksemplarer
Fifty Favorite Burgess Stories (2011) 2 eksemplarer
Cubby Gets a Bath (1927) 2 eksemplarer
The Bedtime Story Calendar (1915) 2 eksemplarer
Happy Jack's Thrift Club (1918) 2 eksemplarer
The Book of Animal Life (1937) 2 eksemplarer
Neighbors 1 eksemplar
Bob White 1 eksemplar
The Burgess Bird Book in Color (2020) 1 eksemplar
Unc' Billy Possum 1 eksemplar
Meet Peter Cottontail (2000) 1 eksemplar
Thornton Burgess Nature Reader (2021) 1 eksemplar
Happy Jacks 1 eksemplar
Friendly Animals 1 eksemplar
Animal Pictures (1925) 1 eksemplar
reads to you LP 1 eksemplar
Fables of the Green Forest (1980) 1 eksemplar
Johnny Chuck Loses His Temper (1917) 1 eksemplar
Striped Chipmunk Has a Secret (1917) 1 eksemplar
Peter Rabbit Goes Scouting (1961) 1 eksemplar
The Digging Match 1 eksemplar
Buster Bear Goes Fishing (2014) 1 eksemplar
Cubby in Mother Brown's Pantry (1929) 1 eksemplar
Whitefoot's Secret 1 eksemplar
Bride's Primer (1905) 1 eksemplar
Peter Rabbit's May-party (2017) 1 eksemplar
The Stolen Eggs 1 eksemplar
Green Forest Stories (2022) 1 eksemplar
Thornton Burgess 26-Book Set (2000) 1 eksemplar
The adventures of Bob White (1919) 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

The Illustrated Treasury of Children's Literature, Volumes 1-2 (1955) — Bidragyder — 462 eksemplarer
In the Nursery (1932) — Bidragyder — 288 eksemplarer
Best in Children's Books 08 (1958) 87 eksemplarer
Best in Children's Books 32 (1960) 83 eksemplarer
Best in Children's Books 26 (1959) 70 eksemplarer

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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 | 6 andre anmeldelser | 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 anden anmeldelse | 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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