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The Adventures of Paddy the Beaver (Dover Children's Thrift Classics)

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As this delightful story opens, something strange is going on! The waters of the Laughing Brook and Smiling Pool have become a mere trickle, causing alarm among the creatures of the Green Forest.
It seems Jerry Muskrat's cousin, Paddy the Beaver, has come south to make himself a new home. That means he had to stop the waters that flowed in the Laughing Brook and Smiling Poo
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Paperback, 80 pages
Published October 3rd 2000 by Dover Publications (first published 1917)
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Jonathan Marshall
Jan 31, 2011 Jonathan Marshall rated it really liked it
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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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Karin
My 7 yr old gave these books a 5. I agree. "His books are awesome' she says.

I liked the way morals were told in an entertaining way. I bet my daughter didn't feel she was being moralized at because she wanted to hear the whole book. I've tried others that had a distinct 'moral' or 'value' and she hates it.(Books that go ... is thankful or ... learns to be honest. blah.

Burgess books are interesting entertaining and a good read. Hopefully the little lessons learned by the animals were also learned
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Laura Verret
Oct 31, 2013 Laura Verret rated it really liked it
There’s a newcomer in the Green Forest! Jerry Muskrat’s cousin, Paddy the Beaver, has moved down from the North and is setting up camp – or rather, a dam – in the middle of Laughing Brook. He says that once he builds his dam and stops up his pool the river will continue to flow normally, but the other animals aren’t so sure. They’re nervous that once he stops the flow it will never start back up again…

Is Laughing Brook gone forever? Or does Paddy the Beaver know what he’s doing?

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Melissa
Feb 08, 2016 Melissa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobooks, juvenile
I love when I am pleasantly surprised by something I've never heard of and just stumbled upon! This was a delightful tale of Paddy Beaver and all of his woodland friends. I was expecting something like Beatrix Potter, but Burgess kept his characters real to life: we learn how Paddy builds the dam and his house and stores food for the winter while interacting with the wildlife around him; Ol' Mr. Coyote spends the entire tale hunting Paddy while Sammy Jay squawks loudly whenever he spots Coyote ...more
Jena
I wish I had discovered this book when I was small. I love it now, but it would have enchanted me then! Beavers, muskrats, rabbits, and countless other woodland creatures inhabit this story, and as you learn about the life and work of a beaver, you encounter pearls of wisdom that can be applied to your own life. This book is almost a hundred years old, but it's well worth the read.
Booknerd
Feb 08, 2016 Booknerd rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My Grandma gave me this beautiful antique of a book and it has been on one of my bookshelves ever since. It reminds me that even books have to treated lightly (especially this one because it is taped) but is still an able read. This is one classic that will be forever mine haha.
Susan
Mar 30, 2008 Susan rated it really liked it
I must have read 15 Thornton Burgess books on animals that had adventures. I read them as I walked from school. I looked up only at the street corners. Otherwise, I read as I walked home every day.
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Feb 06, 2015 Nathaniel rated it it was amazing
I liked it. It's about Paddy the Beaver and him building his dam and all the people who visit him and how he almost gets caught by Old Man Coyote.
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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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