The Burgess Animal Book for Children [SCM]

by Thornton Burgess Author

(From Amazon): When Jenny Wren learns that Peter Rabbit would like to know more about the four-footed friends who share the Green Meadows and Green Forest with him, she encourages him to speak with Old Mother Nature who is only too happy to help. During their "classroom" chats, she not only teaches Peter about Arctic Hare and Antelope Jack but also tells him about such creatures as Flying Squirrel, Mountain Beaver, Pocket Gopher, Grasshopper Mouse, Silvery Bat, Mule Deer, and Grizzly Bear.Told with all the warmth and whimsy of Burgess's stories, this engaging book acquaints youngsters with many forms of wildlife and the animals' relationships with one another. The charming collection of entertaining tales is sure to transport today's young readers to the same captivating world of nature that delighted generations of children before them.

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Resource Type
Print Status
In Print
Suggested Grades
4th - 6th
Dover Publications


  • 1 Jenny Wren Gives Peter Rabbit an Idea
  • 2 Peter and Jumper go to School
  • 3 More of Peter’s Long-Legged Cousins
  • 4 Chatterer and Happy Jack Join
  • 5 The Squirrels of the Trees
  • 6 Striped Chipmunk and his Cousins
  • 7 Johnny Chuck Joins the Class
  • 8 Whistler and Yap Yap
  • 9 Two Queer Little Haymakers
  • 10 Prickly Porky and Grubby Gopher
  • 11 A Fellow With a Thousand Spears
  • 12 A Lumberman and Engineer
  • 13 A Worker and a Robber
  • 14 A Trader and a Handsome Fellow
  • 15 Two Unlike Little Cousins
  • 16 Danny’s Northern Cousins and Nimbleheels
  • 17 Three Little Redcoats and Some Others
  • 18 Mice with Pockets, and Others
  • 19 Teeny Weeny and His Cousin
  • 20 Four Busy Little Miners
  • 21 Flitter the Bat and His Family
  • 22 An Independent Family
  • 23 Digger and His Cousin Glutton
  • 24 Shadow and His Family
  • 25 Two Famous Swimmers
  • 26 Spite the Marten and Pekan the Fisher
  • 27 Reddy Fox Joins the School
  • 28 Old Man Coyote and Howler the Wolf
  • 29 Yowler and His Cousin Tufty
  • 30 Some Big and Little Cat Cousins
  • 31 Bobby Coon Arrives
  • 32 Buster Bear Nearly Breaks Up School
  • 33 Buster Bear’s Big Cousins
  • 34 Unc’ Billy and Old Mrs. Possum
  • 35 Lightfoot, Blacktail and Forkhorn
  • 36 Bugler, Flathorns and Wanderhoof
  • 37 Thunderfoot, Fleetfoot and Longcoat
  • 38 wo Wonderful Mountain Climbers
  • 39 Piggy and Hardshell
  • 40 The Mammals of the Sea

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