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Thornton W. Burgess

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Thornton W. Burgess


Born
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.

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

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“What's in a name? Sometimes a lot of real work.”
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“That's the trouble with thoughtlessness; it never remembers other people.”
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“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

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