Burgess Big Book of Green Meadow Stories | Happy Jack | Mrs. Peter Rabbit | Bowser the Hound | Old Granny Fox | by Thornton Burgess 1932
A 1932 compendium of Thornton Burgess tales with gorgeous illustrations by Harrison Cady, this volume includes four of their most endearing children's stories including:
Mrs. Peter Rabbit
Bowser the Hound
Old Granny Fox
ABOUT THE AUTHOR (Courtesy of Wikipedia)
Thornton Waldo Burgess (1874-1965) was an American conservationist and author of children's stories. He was sometimes known as the Bedtime Story-Man, after his newspaper column Bedtime Stories. By the time he retired, he had written more than 170 books and 15,000 stories for the daily newspaper column. Burgess used his outdoor observations of nature as plots for his stories. In Burgess' first book, Old Mother West Wind (1910), the reader meets many of the characters found in later books and stories. The characters in the Old Mother West Wind series include Peter Rabbit (known briefly as Peter Cottontail), Jimmy Skunk, Sammy Jay, Bobby Raccoon, Little Joe Otter, Grandfather Frog, Billy Mink, Jerry Muskrat, Spotty the Turtle, Old Mother West Wind, and her Merry Little Breezes. For the next 50 years, Burgess steadily wrote books that were published around the world in many languages, including French, Gaelic, German, Italian, Spanish, and Swedish. Collaborating with him was his illustrator and friend Harrison Cady. Peter Rabbit was created by British author and illustrator Beatrix Potter, prompting Burgess to note, "I like to think that Miss Potter gave Peter a name known the world over, while I with Mr. Cady's help perhaps made him a character."
• The Burgess Big Book of Green Meadow Stories
• 792 page hardcover compendium
• Written by Thornton Burgess
• Gorgeous, Full-Color Illustrations by Harrison Cady
• Published by Little, Brown & Company, 1932
• Measures 8 1/8" x 5 1/2"
• In great condition.
• Binding is nice and tight
• Hardcovers show almost no shelf wear
• Slight creasing a a few tiny tears along the edges of the dust jacket
• Inscribed on the inside front page
• Pages are in excellent condition
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