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The Adventures of Mr. Mocker (The Bedtime Story Books)

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Thornton Waldo Burgess (1874-1965) was a conservationist and author of children's stories featuring the wildlife of his native state. He was born in Sandwich, Cape Cod, Massachusetts. His first book was Old Mother West Wind (1910). Following its success, he wrote a syndicated daily newspaper column, Bedtime Stories (illustrated by Harrison Cady), which appeared without int ...more
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May 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The Thornton Burgess series in general is quite an endearing series of children's books, which do a fine job of being readable by young readers and having interesting plots and introducing young people to a variety of animals in a semi-anthropomorphized way. This particular entry, "The Adventures of Mr. Mocker" is a fine entry in the series; I dock it a star only because the title character is seen so little in the book. He is basically a background character, with the book focusing almost exclu ...more
Jonathan Marshall
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
Lisa Bittle
This author came highly recommended by websites that advocate Charlotte Mason style learning. I purchased several antique copies of Mr. Burgess's books, and am now getting around to reading them, as I am recovering from Hernia surgery. I was excited to read this book. However early on I was disappointed in the feminist garb introduced through the character of Mrs. Possum. As the Bible tells us, it is better to live on the corner of the roof, than in a house with a mocking, quarrelsome wife...thi ...more
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Oct 27, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One morning, Unc Billy Possum thinks he hears the voice of an old friend of his. Forgetting all about finding food for his family, he spends the entire day searching, without success, for the owner of the voice. Sadly, he gives up the search. Soon, though, Sammy Jay is being accused of shrieking at odd hours of the night, when he is sure he is asleep. After that, Sticky-toes the Tree Toad is also accused of making noise when he is asleep. Eventually they solve the mystery, but then all the anima ...more
Gemma Fasheun
It's a very good book for kids that likes animal stories.
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I liked it. It didn't really talk about him that much til the very end.
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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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