The Burgess Bird Book for Children

by Thornton W. Burgess


Description: Through the eyes of Peter Rabbit we become acquainted with a variety of birds as they return to Peter's neighborhood in the spring. In the context of the story about each bird, we hear about its nesting habits, its feeding preferences, and its interactions with other wildlife. We meet Jenny Wren, Scrapper the King-bird, Redwing the Blackbird, and dozens more. An engaging introduction to birds for young children.


Additional information:

Ages:  6-9
Length:  342 pages
Format:  Paperback, Ebook
Illustrations:  Black and white (paperback),
                     Color (ebook)
Year published:  2006
ISBN:  978-1-59915-170-0
Genres:  Natural History, Animal Stories

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Table of Contents

1. Jenny Wren Arrives
2. The Old Orchard Bully 
3. Jenny Has a Good Word for Some Sparrows 
4. Chippy, Sweetvoice and Dotty 
5. Peter Learns Something He Hadn't Guessed 
6. An Old Friend in a New Home 
7. The Watchman of the Old Orchard 
8. Old Clothes and Old Houses 
9. Longbill and Teeter 
10. Redwing and Yellow Wing 
11. Drummers and Carpenters 
12. Some Unlike Relatives 
13. More of the Blackbird Family 
14. Bob White and Carol the Meadow Lark 
15. A Swallow and One Who Isn't 
16. A Robber in the Old Orchard 
17. More Robbers 
18. Some Homes in the Green Forest 
19. A Maker of Thunder and a Friend in Black 
20. A Fisherman Robbed 
21. A Fishing Party 
22. Some Feathered Diggers 
23. Some Big Mouths 

24. The Warblers Arrive
25. Three Cousins Quite Unlike 
26. Peter Gets a Lame Neck 
27. A New Friend and an Old One 
28. Peter Sees Rosebreast and Finds Redcoat 
29. The Constant Singers 
30. Jenny Wren's Cousins 
31. Voices of the Dusk 
32. Peter Saves a Friend and Learns Something 
33. A Royal Dresser and a Late Nester 
34. Mourner the Dove and Cuckoo 
35. A Butcher and a Hummer 
36. A Stranger and a Dandy 
37. Farewells and Welcomes 
38. Honker and Dippy Arrive 
39. Peter Discovers Two Old Friends 
40. Some Merry Seed-Eaters 
41. More Friends Come with the Snow 
42. Peter Learns Something about Spooky 
43. Queer Feet and a Queerer Bill 
44. More Folks in Red 
45. Peter Sees Two Terrible Feathered Hunters

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