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The Adventures of Danny Meadow Mouse (Illustrated Edition) (The Bedtime Story Books)

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Thornton Waldo Burgess (1874-1965) was a conservationist and author of children[s stories featuring the wildlife of his native state. He was born in Sandwich, Cape Cod, Massachusetts. His first book was Old Mother West Wind (1910). Following its success, he wrote a syndicated daily newspaper column, Bedtime Stories (illustrated by Harrison Cady), which appeared without int ...more
Paperback, 76 pages
Published October 1st 2008 by Dodo Press (first published 1915)
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My 7 yr old gave these books a 5. I agree. "His books are awesome' she says.I liked the way morals were told in an entertaining way. I bet my daughter didn't feel she was being moralized at because she wanted to hear the whole book. I've tried others that had a distinct 'moral' or 'value' and she hates it.(Books that go ... is thankful or ... learns to be honest. blah.

Burgess books are interesting entertaining and a good read. Hopefully the little lessons learned by the animals were also learned
Jan 03, 2017 Jimyanni rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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The Thornton Burgess series in general is quite an endearing series of children's books, which do a fine job of being readable by young readers and having interesting plots and introducing young people to a variety of animals in a semi-anthropomorphized way. This particular entry, "The Adventures of Danny Meadow Mouse" is one of the best of the lot, and it's a delightful read for a youngster, or for an older person who is willing to be a child again for the hour or so that it would take to read ...more
Jan 11, 2017 Mac rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very enjoyable books to read to my kids before bed. Cute and has little lessons. Reminds me, indeed, of Potter.
Jonathan Marshall
The Burgess Books

This is a phrase that brings a smile to my face as often as I hear it. As a young child, I would lose myself for hours in the simple world of the wood and pond inhabited by Little Joe Otter, Buster Bear, Grandfather Frog, and terrorized by Farmer Brown's Boy. I can remember the very shelf, even the exact spot in the little library in Felton, CA where these books were kept. I would return practically every week with a new armload to last me until our next trip to the library. Of
Aug 29, 2014 Markus rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this series when I was in Elementary school and back then I thought they were Shakespeare. I recently found these on Librivox and decided to download this one to my mp3 player. It was a dramatized version and I remembered nothing of the stories' plots at all, other than knowing they were about talking animals.

The characters are cute, and the format is perfect for bedtime stories, imagining someone reading a chapter a night. The repeat plot points from chapter to chapter so I'm sure that
Oct 09, 2014 Tim rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Superb book to read at bedtime (to children 3 & 5). Chapters are just the right length. Often we read two back to back because they are so short. But we also regularly had to read two back to back because the story gripped us so much! Peppered with complex characters, good lessons amidst simple plots and very readable text. My American accent needs work though!!
Sep 15, 2010 Katy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this to the kids this summer. All of the books by Burgess are wonderful. Filled with moral lessons, wonderful songs and poetry. They are so fun to read aloud. My children loved this one because there were at least 5 different characters involved in the same conversations. I change my voice for each characters and they just love that.
Apr 17, 2014 Mckinley rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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There's a series of stories each focusing on a different animal in the forest. This one is (mostly) about a mouse; there's a lot of running around to escape from predators. I liked it less than the others. Read the series to get the perspective for different animals. Fun to read aloud for up to 8 years old I think.
May 15, 2012 Dana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Exciting story with charming morals built in

Review #2: the delights of homeschooling include revisiting old favorites every few years
Mar 02, 2013 Deanna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love all the Thornton Burgess books from my childhood. They are free on Kindle and our girls love them!
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Thornton W. (Waldo) Burgess (1874-1965), American author, naturalist and conservationist, wrote popular children's stories including the Old Mother West Wind (1910) series. He would go on to write more than 100 books and thousands of short-stories during his lifetime.
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