The Burgess Animal Book

by Thornton W. Burgess Author

Abundantly illustrated, simply written classic by a master storyteller acquaints youngsters with the habits and characteristics of four-footed animals. Porcupines, field mice, squirrels, coyotes, and other creatures take on appealing personalities in informative, entertaining tales about the inhabitants of the Green Forest and beyond. Focuses on mammals of North America.

Additional Details

Resource Type
Print Status
In Print
Suggested Grades
Early Years - 6th
Geographical Setting
North America
Dover Publications


  • 1 Week A1: Jenny Wren Gives Peter Rabbit an Idea
  • 2 Week A2: Peter and Jumper Go to School
  • 3 Week A3: More of Peter's Long-Legged Cousins
  • 4 Week A4: Chatterer and Happy Jack Join
  • 5 Week A5: 5:The Squirrels of the Trees
  • 6 Week A6: Striped Chipmunk and His Cousins
  • 7 Week A6: Johnny Chuck Joins the Class
  • 8 Week A6: Whistler and Yap Yap
  • 9 Week A7: Two Queer Little Haymakers
  • 10 Week A8: Prickly Porky and Grubby Gopher
  • 11 Week A8: A Fellow with a Thousand Spears
  • 12 Week A9: A Lumberman and Engineer
  • 13 Week A10: A Worker and a Robber
  • 14 Week A11: A Trader and a Handsome Fellow
  • 15 Week A12: Two Unlike Little Cousins
  • 16 Week A13: Danny's Northern Cousins, and Nimbleheels
  • 17 Week A14: Three Little Redcoats and Some Others
  • 18 Week A15: Mice with Pockets, and Others
  • 19 Week A16: Teeny Weeny and His Cousin
  • 20 Week A17: Four Busy Little Miners
  • 21 Week A18: Flitter the Bat and His Family
  • 22 Week A19: An Independent Family
  • 23 Week A20: Digger and His Cousin Glutton
  • 24 Week A21: Shadow and His Family
  • 25 Week A22: Two Famous Swimmers
  • 26 Week A23: Spite the Marten and Pekan the Fisher
  • 27 Week A24: Reddy Fox Joins the School
  • 28 Week A25: Old Man Coyote and Howler the Wolf
  • 29 Week A26: Yowler and His Cousin Tufty
  • 30 Week A27: Some Big and Little Cat Cousins
  • 31 Week A27: Bobby Coon Arrives
  • 32 Week A28: Buster Bear Nearly Breaks Up School
  • 33 Week A29: Buster Bear's Big Cousins
  • 34 Week A30: Unc' Billy and Old Mrs. Possum
  • 35 Week A31: Lightfoot, Blacktail and Forkhorn
  • 36 Week A32: Bugler, Flathorns and Wanderhoof
  • 37 Week A33: Thunderfoot, Fleetfoot and Longcoat
  • 38 Week A34: Two Wonderful Mountain Climbers
  • 39 Week A35: Piggy and Hardshell
  • 40 Week A36: The Mammals of the Sea

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