The Burgess Animal Book for Children

by Thornton W. Burgess


Description: To answer Peter Rabbit's questions about his relatives, Old Mother Nature holds a school for the animals every day at sun-up for a month. Encouraging the animals to notice the differences between them and to offer their observa-tions of animal behavior, Old Mother Nature helps them all gain a greater understanding of the mammals of North America. Starting with the animals close to home, the school moves in ever-widening circles to encompass the animals of the far west and the extreme north, as well. A fine introduction to mammals for students in the primary grades.


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Ages:  6-9
Length:  365 pages
Format:  Paperback, Ebook
Illustrations:  Black and white (paperback),
                     Black and white/color (ebook)
Year published:  2006
ISBN:  978-1-59915-171-7
Genres:  Natural History, Animal Stories

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Table of Contents

1. Jenny Wren Gives Peter Rabbit an Idea
2. Peter and Jumper Go to School 
3. More of Peter's Long-Legged Cousins 
4. Chatterer and Happy Jack Join 
5. The Squirrels of the Trees 
6. Striped Chipmunk and His Cousins 
7. Johnny Chuck Joins the Class 
8. Whistler and Yap Yap 
9. Two Queer Little Haymakers 
10. Prickly Porky and Grubby Gopher 
11. A Fellow with a Thousand Spears 
12. A Lumberman and Engineer 
13. A Worker and a Robber 
14. A Trader and a Handsome Fellow 
15. Two Unlike Little Cousins 
16. Danny's Northern Cousins and Nimbleheels 
17. Three Little Redcoats and Some Others 
18. Mice with Pockets, and Others 
19. Teeny Weeny and His Cousin 
20. Four Busy Little Miners 

21. Flitter the Bat and His Family
22. An Independent Family 
23. Digger and His Cousin Glutton 
24. Shadow and His Family 
25. Two Famous Swimmers 
26. Spite the Marten and Pekan the Fisher 
27. Reddy Fox Joins the School 
28. Old Man Coyote and Howler the Wolf 
29. Yowler and His Cousin Tufty 
30. Some Big and Little Cat Cousins 
31. Bobby Coon Arrives 
32. Buster Bear Nearly Breaks Up School 
33. Buster Bear's Big Cousins 
34. Unc' Billy and Old Mrs. Possum 
35. Lightfoot, Blacktail and Forkhorn 
36. Bugler, Flathorns and Wanderhoof 
37. Thunderfoot, Fleetfoot and Longcoat 
38. Two Wonderful Mountain Climbers 
39. Piggy and Hardshell 
40. The Mammals of the Sea

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