Thornton W. Burgess


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

Died
June 05, 1965

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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.

Average rating: 4.15 · 12,479 ratings · 855 reviews · 189 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Burgess Bird Book for C...

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4.31 avg rating — 1,391 ratings — published 1919 — 83 editions
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Old Mother West Wind

4.15 avg rating — 1,129 ratings — published 1914 — 69 editions
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The Adventures of Peter Cot...

4.03 avg rating — 903 ratings — published 1914 — 46 editions
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The Adventures of Reddy Fox

4.11 avg rating — 702 ratings — published 1913
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The Burgess Animal Book for...

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4.27 avg rating — 635 ratings — published 1922 — 86 editions
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The Adventures of Chatterer...

4.07 avg rating — 413 ratings — published 1915 — 53 editions
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The Adventures of Danny Mea...

4.11 avg rating — 382 ratings — published 1915 — 26 editions
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The Adventures of Buster Bear

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4.10 avg rating — 426 ratings — published 1916 — 78 editions
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The Adventures of Old Mr. Toad

4.05 avg rating — 392 ratings — published 1916 — 13 editions
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The Adventures of Jimmy Skunk

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4.13 avg rating — 335 ratings — published 1918 — 18 editions
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“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