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Thornton W. Burgess

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(1874 - 1965)

Thornton W. Burgess

Thornton Waldo Burgess (January 14, 1874 – June 5, 1965) was a conservationist and author of children’s stories. Burgess loved the beauty of nature and its living creatures so much that he wrote about them for 50 years in books and his newspaper column, “Bedtime Stories”. He was sometimes known as the Bedtime Story-Man. By the time he retired, he had written over 170 books and 15,000 stories for the daily newspaper column.



Bibliography

Best in Children’s Books Volume 32 (1960)

A collection of stories, poems and articles, some of which have new illustrations.

Author(s): Thornton W. Burgess
Carlo Collodi
Maud Hart Lovelace
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Illustrator(s): Feodor Rojankovsky
Leonard Weisgard
Et al

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Best in Children’s Books Volume 8 (1958)

A compendium of stories, poems and articles, many with new illustrations.

Author(s): Thornton W. Burgess
Charles Perrault
Jonathan Swift
Et al
Illustrator(s): Maud Petersham
Miska Petersham
Edward Shenton
Leonard Weisgard
Et al

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Herbert’s Zoo and Other Lively Tales (1949)

Five stories with new illustrations, including Elisabeth the Cow Ghost by Pène du Bois and Mister A and Mister P by Bianco.

Author(s): Margery Williams Bianco
Thornton W. Burgess
William Pène du Bois
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Illustrator(s): Julian

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Old Mother West Wind (1990)

Stories of the inhabitants of the green meadows, woods and streams.

Author(s): Thornton W. Burgess
Illustrator(s): Michael Hague

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