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The Adventures of Johnny Chuck (The Bedtime Story Books)

4.12  ·  Rating Details ·  192 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Spring has arrived at the Green Meadow and Johnny Chuck is strangely discontent. On a whim, he offers Jimmy Skunk his house and then wanders off. Along the way, he gets into a fight with a strange woodchuck and, after a bruising battle, chases the intruder off. At that point, Johnny is feeling rather unconquerable — that is, until Polly Chuck uses her feminine charms to ca ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published January 6th 1995 by Dover Publications (first published 1913)
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Hailey White
Feb 10, 2016 Hailey White rated it it was amazing
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Incredible! It truly does not get any better when it comes to children's literature.
Jonathan Marshall
Jan 31, 2011 Jonathan Marshall rated it liked it
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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
Emma Filbrun
Sep 20, 2015 Emma Filbrun rated it really liked it
Johnny Chuck is feeling very discontented this spring. When Jimmy Skunk tells him what a nice house he has, he snaps back that Jimmy Skunk can have it—and stomps off in a huff to find another place to live! Not until he meets Polly Chuck does he realize what his real problem was, and now it is solved. He has a new problem, though: can he keep Reddy Fox and Redtail the Hawk from discovering his new home and babies?

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Jun 27, 2014 Melissa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobooks, juvenile
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
Dec 31, 2010 Carolyn Lind rated it liked it
Shelves: children
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.
Dec 08, 2013 Beret rated it it was amazing
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
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Jul 31, 2012 Elaine B. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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