Thornton W. Burgess


Born
in Sandwich, Mass., The United States
January 15, 1874

Died
June 05, 1965

Website

Genre


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.

Thornton Burgess loved the beauty of nature and its living creatures so much that he wrote about them for 50 years in books and his newspaper column, "Bedtime Stories". He was sometimes known as the Bedtime Story-Man. By the time he retired, he had written more than 170 books and 15,000 stories for the daily newspaper column.

Born in Sandwich, Massachusetts, Burgess was the son of Caroline F. Haywood and Thornton W. Burgess Sr., a direct descendant of Thomas Burgess, one of th

...more

Average rating: 4.16 · 13,767 ratings · 993 reviews · 238 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Burgess Bird Book for C...

by
4.31 avg rating — 1,492 ratings — published 1919 — 89 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Old Mother West Wind (Old M...

4.16 avg rating — 1,223 ratings — published 1914 — 78 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Adventures of Peter Cot...

4.03 avg rating — 952 ratings — published 1914 — 17 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Adventures of Reddy Fox

4.11 avg rating — 798 ratings — published 1913 — 108 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Burgess Animal Book for...

by
4.27 avg rating — 740 ratings — published 1922 — 91 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Adventures of Chatterer...

4.11 avg rating — 458 ratings — published 1915 — 14 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Adventures of Danny Mea...

4.13 avg rating — 417 ratings — published 1915 — 64 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Adventures of Buster Bear

by
4.10 avg rating — 463 ratings — published 1916 — 90 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Adventures of Old Mr. Toad

4.05 avg rating — 424 ratings — published 1916 — 58 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Adventures of Jimmy Skunk

by
4.15 avg rating — 372 ratings — published 1918 — 70 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Thornton W. Burgess…
The Adventures of Reddy Fox The Adventures of Peter Cot... The Adventures of Unc' Bill... The Adventures of Mr. Mocker The Adventures of Jerry Mus... The Adventures of Johnny Chuck The Adventures of Danny Mea...
(20 books)
by
4.08 avg rating — 6,763 ratings

Old Mother West Wind Mother West Wind's Children Mother West Wind 'Why' Stories Mother West Wind "How" Stories Mother West Wind "When" Sto...
(8 books)
by
4.19 avg rating — 2,132 ratings

The Adventures of Little Jo...
(4 books)
by
4.21 avg rating — 208 ratings

The National Review Treasur... The National Review Treasur...
(2 books)
by
4.20 avg rating — 5 ratings

“What's in a name? Sometimes a lot of real work.”
Thornton W. Burgess

“That's the trouble with thoughtlessness; it never remembers other people.”
Thornton W. Burgess

“You don't know what you are talking about, and no one sounds so silly as one who tries to talk about something he knows nothing about.”
Thornton W. Burgess, The Burgess Bird Book for Children: Illustrated