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The Adventures of Johnny Chuck (The Bedtime Story-Books)

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Spring has arrived at the Green Meadow and Johnny Chuck is restless. He goes wandering, gets in a fight with another woodchuck, and finally sets up housekeeping with Polly Chuck. This delightful classic teaches children important lessons while offering insights into actual wildlife behavior. Includes 6 charming illustrations by Thea Kliros.
Paperback, 96 pages
Published January 6th 1995 by Dover Publications (first published 1913)
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Jonathan Marshall
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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
Ah, young love in the springtime. I could almost visualize the "Nature" program that would follow this same plot as it went along: Johnny Chuck wakes up in springtime refreshed from his hibernation and goes off in search of a mate with whom to start a cute little family of baby chucks. I especially loved how Sammy Jay kept watch over the little family and alerted them to danger!
Carolyn Lind
Johnny Chuck,a lovable little fellow, is a favorite among the creatures of pond, field and forest of the Thornton W. Burgess books I have enjoyed since childhood. Rereading more recently, however, I have discovered that common expressions and prejudices that existed in the era when these books were written also found their way into these stories, especially in the treatment of the character, Billy Possum. My copy of the book from Dover Publishers does include illustrations.
R.A. Danger
This is oe of the better books of this series. Jonny Chuck goes from being a journey chuck to trying to win the heart of a timid lady chuck even then Johnny Chuck has to be careful of enemies. In the end Johnny Chuck doesn't fill dissatisfied with his house and were he lived anymore. I'll just let you found out what happen in the book.
I read these books to my grandchildren and they love the simple but exciting stories and animal characters. I have read at least 4 or 5 of them
Elaine B.
Loved these as a child. Wish I could find and buy them today!
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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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