Mother West Wind's Nei...
Mother West Wind's Neighbors
Fifteen delightful fables from the world of the Green Forest will entertain and educate young readers as they find out why Johnny Chuck doesn't like Blacky the Crow and why Ol' Mistah Buzzard has a bald head. They'll learn what is in Mrs. Possum's big pocket and even discover who stole Mrs. Grouse's eggs.
Published by Little Brown and Company
(first published 1913)
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I started reading this to my girls before bed. Some of the parts that I skimmed right over as a kid make me choke a little now (no way on EARTH I will imitate Unc' Billy Possum's dialect when reading aloud), but I remind myself that it was written originally in 1913. The good-heartedness of the stories is what draws me in, and the character and nature of all the creatures of the Green Meadows. Every kid ought to grow up playing with the Merry Little Breezes.
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.More about Thornton W. Burgess...