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: 4.13 · 11,193 ratings · 711 reviews · 192 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Burgess Bird Book for C...

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4.30 avg rating — 1,249 ratings — published 1919 — 75 editions
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Old Mother West Wind

4.12 avg rating — 994 ratings — published 1910 — 59 editions
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The Adventures of Peter Cot...

4.03 avg rating — 846 ratings — published 1914 — 35 editions
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The Adventures of Reddy Fox

4.08 avg rating — 573 ratings — published 1913 — 84 editions
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The Burgess Animal Book for...

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4.29 avg rating — 556 ratings — published 1920 — 67 editions
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The Adventures of Chatterer...

4.05 avg rating — 379 ratings — published 1915 — 50 editions
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The Adventures of Danny Mea...

4.11 avg rating — 351 ratings — published 1915 — 56 editions
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The Adventures of Old Mr. Toad

4.02 avg rating — 355 ratings — published 1916 — 48 editions
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The Adventures of Buster Bear

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4.08 avg rating — 374 ratings — published 1916 — 71 editions
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The Adventures of Jimmy Skunk

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4.11 avg rating — 298 ratings — published 1918 — 61 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