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Old Granny Fox

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His outdoor observations in nature were used as plots for his stories. In his first book, Old Mother West Wind, published in 1910, the reader meets many of the characters found in later books
Published by Kiddy Monster Publication (first published January 1st 1920)
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Luke Ewell
Jun 22, 2016 Luke Ewell rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This series is all about animal stories. I liked it a lot b
Shawn Thrasher
Oct 29, 2014 Shawn Thrasher rated it really liked it
Some of my childhood favorites were the animal stories of Thornton W. Burgess. I remember that Granny Fox and Reddy Fox were two of my favorite characters (I also liked Billy Possum and Jimmy Skunk, and Old Mr. Toad). They are a big moralistic and pedantic; Old Granny Fox has morals about good living as well; she's full of homilies. But they are still strong, simple animal stories, a lighter version of Bambi or the child that grows into Watership Down. Burgess also has an ecological heart; he's ...more
Jan 29, 2015 Sonya rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Burgess presents life as a fox and the struggles that Old Granny Fox and her nephew, Reddy, find themselves.

Winter is hard when mice, birds and rabbits are not available. They seek the farmhouse for help. Old Granny's wit is matched with Bouswer the Hound.

Her experience is challenged by Reddy as he learns to appreciate her age with its wisdom, especially when he doesn't go hungry because of it.

A good book for nighttime, since the chapters are short and review what has happened prior.

A good book
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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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