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The Adventures of Unc'Billy Possum (The Bedtime Story Books)

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The Adventures of Unc' Billy Possum is part of the "Bedtime Story-Books" series.

Published 1927 by Little, Brown and Company (first published 1914)
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Laura Verret
Unc’ Billy Possum does so like a succulent raw egg. He could just live in a hen house if it wasn’t for all the people that mess around with them. The only thing he wants more than a fresh egg is for his family to come down from Ol’ Virginny to live with him in the Green Forest.

Finally he finds a way for them to come, and Peter Rabbit plans a welcoming party for them. But Sammy Jay, Blacky Crow, Shadow the Weasel, and Reddy Fox have decided to bust up the party and steal all of the food for thems
Emma Filbrun
Oct 27, 2015 Emma Filbrun rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In The Adventures of Unc Billy Possum, poor Unc Billy is hungry for eggs, and finds his way into Farmer Brown’s hen house—but when Farmer Brown’s boy sets traps around while he is sleeping, he is stuck until snow covers the traps. Then, Farmer Brown’s boy is able to track him to his hiding place by his tracks in the snow, and Unc Billy is still stuck! He must learn that greed will often lead to a person’s downfall.

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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
Ashish Seth
Its very unfair for Reddy fox because all he did was same to what billy possum did. But In the end all the stardom goes to billy possum.
Thornton preaches more logical things rather to be only Saint things.
Jul 14, 2010 Helen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
these Thornton Burgess books were writen in the early 1900's (this one in 1914) I'm reading them to my kids .... they were actually my favorite books as an elementary schooler. I bought about 25 of them a year or so ago on Amazon... and now that i'm reading them out loud to my kids I remember why I enjoyed them so much as a child.!!!! So fun, i'll be reading all of them this summer.
Dec 14, 2012 Nora rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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MCL. It was funny. Unc' Billy lived far away from the rest of his family.
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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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