Old Mother West Wind

Old Mother West Wind

Dover Thrift
by Thornton W. Burgess
Publisher: Dover Publications
Revised Edition, ©1995, ISBN: 9780486288499
Trade Paperback, 96 pages
List Price: $3.00 Sale Price: $2.55

Thornton Burgess was born in 1874 in Sandwich, Massachusetts. While growing up he frequently roamed the fields, woods, and salt marshes of Cape Cod, where he came to know the birds, animals, and plant life well. Later, as a grown man, he told stories about the animals and wildlife he knew and loved to his young son. These stories were first collected in Old Mother West Wind. The volume was the first of over seventy books for Mr. Burgess. His characters—Peter Rabbit, Reddy Fox, Sammy Jay, Happy Jack Squirrel, Johnny Chuck, Jimmy Skunk, and more—are well known to Burgess fans around the world. The Golden Anniversary Edition of Old Mother West Wind is now being issued in paperback, bringing these well-loved tales to a whole new generation of children.

Includes:

  • Mrs. Redwing's Speckled Egg
  • How Reddy Fox Was Surprised
  • Why Grandfather Frog Has No Tail
  • Why Jimmy Skunk Wears Stripes
  • The Wilful Little Breeze
  • Reddy Fox Goes Fishing
  • Jimmy Skunk Looks for Beetles
  • Billy Mink's Swimming Party
  • Peter Rabbit Plays a Joke
  • How Sammy Jay Was Found Out
  • Jerry Muskrat's Party
  • Johnny Chuck Finds the Best Thing in the World
  • Bobby Coon and Reddy Fox Play Tricks
  • The Tale of Tommy Trout, Who Didn't Mind
  • Little Joe Otter's Slippery Slide
  • Spotty the Turtle Wins a Race
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