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Thornton Burgess thrilled two generations of children with his delightful nature tales, publishing over 150 books, most of them illustrated by the great Harrison Cady, that featured an array of woodland creatures—some saintly, some personable, others cranky and haughty, some even naughty, but all fun (and not a single one dull)—in simple, well-written tales that always ent Thornton Burgess thrilled two generations of children with his delightful nature tales, publishing over 150 books, most of them illustrated by the great Harrison Cady, that featured an array of woodland creatures—some saintly, some personable, others cranky and haughty, some even naughty, but all fun (and not a single one dull)—in simple, well-written tales that always entertained and always taught a lesson about human nature. With an eye toward bringing wonderful stories to children in the earlier grades, National Review has here collected the first ten of Burgess's "bedtime story" books.Inside The National Review Treasury of Classic Bedtime Stories—brightened by some sixty of Cady's drawings (reproduced just as they appeared in the original old books)—are ten terrific "adventure" tales of Reddy Fox, Johnny Chuck, Peter Cottontail, Unc' Billy Possum, Mistah Mocker, Jerry Muskrat, Danny Meadow Mouse, Grandfather Frog, Chatterer the Red Squirrel, Sammy Jay, and the other colorful and lovable denizens of the "Green Meadows" and the "Briar Patch."


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Thornton Burgess thrilled two generations of children with his delightful nature tales, publishing over 150 books, most of them illustrated by the great Harrison Cady, that featured an array of woodland creatures—some saintly, some personable, others cranky and haughty, some even naughty, but all fun (and not a single one dull)—in simple, well-written tales that always ent Thornton Burgess thrilled two generations of children with his delightful nature tales, publishing over 150 books, most of them illustrated by the great Harrison Cady, that featured an array of woodland creatures—some saintly, some personable, others cranky and haughty, some even naughty, but all fun (and not a single one dull)—in simple, well-written tales that always entertained and always taught a lesson about human nature. With an eye toward bringing wonderful stories to children in the earlier grades, National Review has here collected the first ten of Burgess's "bedtime story" books.Inside The National Review Treasury of Classic Bedtime Stories—brightened by some sixty of Cady's drawings (reproduced just as they appeared in the original old books)—are ten terrific "adventure" tales of Reddy Fox, Johnny Chuck, Peter Cottontail, Unc' Billy Possum, Mistah Mocker, Jerry Muskrat, Danny Meadow Mouse, Grandfather Frog, Chatterer the Red Squirrel, Sammy Jay, and the other colorful and lovable denizens of the "Green Meadows" and the "Briar Patch."

22 review for The National Review Treasury of Classic Bedtime Stories

  1. 5 out of 5

    Heather

    I got this brand new at a library sale for 25 cents. Yippee!!! I tried Burgess with the kids a few years ago and they told me to stop reading. Now, however, they are really enjoying the stories. The stories are funny and have great moments of tension without being scary. My boys are pretty ticked that all the animals are wearing clothes though. We read a few chapters a day (a chapter is about 2 pages) and I'm afraid this book will never end.....Good thing we're enjoying it. April 2010 - I gave thi I got this brand new at a library sale for 25 cents. Yippee!!! I tried Burgess with the kids a few years ago and they told me to stop reading. Now, however, they are really enjoying the stories. The stories are funny and have great moments of tension without being scary. My boys are pretty ticked that all the animals are wearing clothes though. We read a few chapters a day (a chapter is about 2 pages) and I'm afraid this book will never end.....Good thing we're enjoying it. April 2010 - I gave this up. It was taking FOREVER to finish and the boys were quickly losing interest. I also wasn't so sure how I felt about everything being "Mother Nature" and not God.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Kerri

    Our family has enjoyed these sweet, funny stories about some of Thornton Burgess' animal characters. The stories teach character lessons as well as nature lessons, but they are not preachy and certainly not like a textbook lesson. Our family has enjoyed these sweet, funny stories about some of Thornton Burgess' animal characters. The stories teach character lessons as well as nature lessons, but they are not preachy and certainly not like a textbook lesson.

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    Nathan

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    Igraine

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    Stephanie Moglia

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    Judy Saunders

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    Christina Browne

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    Kate

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    Isobel

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    Cheryl

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    Shawna Bennett Baker

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    Monica

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    Malia

  21. 4 out of 5

    Ryan

  22. 5 out of 5

    Stephanie

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