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The Adventures of Lightfoot the Deer

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"Men are strange creatures I think I'll hunt one some day just to teach him a lesson," says Lightfoot the Deer to his new friend, Peter Rabbit. Lightfoot is glad of all the animal friends he meets in the Green Forest -- especially Paddy the Beaver, who saves him from harm. But what about these men? There's that strange one -- the farmer. Should Lightfoot trust this man --...more
Paperback, 103 pages
Published March 1st 2008 by Aegypan (first published 1906)
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GoldGato
Author's Dedication:
TO THE MOST BEAUTIFUL OF OUR FOUR-FOOTED FRIENDS IN THE GREEN FOREST WITH THE HOPE THAT THIS LITTLE VOLUME MAY IN SOME DEGREE AID IN THE PROTECTION OF THE INNOCENT AND HELPLESS


Angry hunters with terrible guns roam the Green Forest so Lightfoot The Deer needs to be careful. Sammy Jay tries his best to keep his fellow creatures informed of the movements of men, but a true deer knows he must outwit the hatred of man.

...I don't understand why they want to kill any of us. If they...more
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...more
Cheryl
Nowadays it may seem a little odd to use anthropomorphised animals to teach children about nature and to respect wildlife and the environment, but I liked Burgess's books as a child. And as I re-read some now I find that I still do. I appreciate that, in this book, there are both aggressive hunters and a kind man who provides a refuge for Lightfoot, yet nobody is truly evil.

Even though I grew up in rural Wisconsin where there are so many deer they'd breed themselves to mass starvation were ther...more
Roseanne Wilkins
I highly recommend all of the books by Thornton Burgess for reading aloud to children. They are as delightful today as when they were written (1920s).
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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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