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The Adventures of Happy Jack

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Happy Jack Squirrel fills his days with fun and foolishness — even while jealously guarding his winter supply of hickory nuts from his mischief-making cousin, Chatterer the Red Squirrel, and playful Striped Chipmunk.
But the bouncing, bushy-tailed creature's days of comfort and security are threatened when he wakes one morning to find his worst dream come true: Shadow the W
Paperback, 128 pages
Published June 28th 2004 by Dover Publications (first published 1918)
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Laura Verret
Happy Jack Squirrel has woken up very, very early this morning, for today is to be a special day. Today is to be the day he harvests his hickory nuts!

Well… they’re not exactly his – he doesn’t own the tree, after all. But they seem like his, because he’s watched them growing for a long time, and no one else shall have any! But when Happy Jack arrives at the tree, what should happen but that Chatterer the Red Squirrel comes along and demands his fair share. Of all the brazen happenings in the wor
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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
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My eight year old has been reading these books and has LOVED them. Just as I did when I was little. They are well written and have an engaging story.
Dec 10, 2015 Ethan rated it it was amazing
very good.
Jodi Kendall
Mar 23, 2015 Jodi Kendall rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I found a sweet little 1918 copy of this at an antique store and had to buy it on account of my own Jack as well as our love for Burgess' animal stories. Delightful little read. Strong character was so central in children's literature back then. What has happened?!
Aug 04, 2015 Alyson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The fourth star was for nostalgia, perhaps, but still. See for more!
Sep 07, 2010 Rick rated it really liked it
Lovely book to read to an 8 year old boy at bedtime.
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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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