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Hardcover Books


Nature's Ambassador
The Legacy of
Thornton W. Burgess
By Christie Palmer Lowrance

$24.99



Nature's Ambassador
The Legacy of
Thornton W. Burgess

Christie Lowrance, who lives in the house Thornton Burgess was born in, has brought forth this labor of love after years of research and interviews. It is the first true biography of Thornton, examining his place not only in literature, but in the early conservation movement in America. This book is a must read for those who know and love his stories.  It is a 300-page hardcover book with a gorgeous 16-page insert of color illustrations by Harrison Cady, Louis Agassiz Fuertes, Phoebe Erickson and Michael Hague. It also has over 100 photographs, many of Sandwich residents and locations.
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Thornton W. Burgess:
A Descriptive Book Bibliography

By Wayne Wright

$12.95

 

 Newly Revised and Enlarged Version of Thornton W. Burgess, A Descriptive Book Bibliography  by Wayne Wright     

This scholarly, comprehensive bibliography catalogs all of Burgess's works and identifies the numerous illustrators

*  Long awaited reference to this beloved American children's author of Old  Mother West Wind, Peter Cottontail, etc..
*  Illustrated in black/white and color
*  Chronology of books by Thornton W. Burgess
*  Notes on anthologies containing Burgess stories
*  Notes on foreign editions of books by Thornton W. Burgess
*  Picture books and paper booklets by Thornton W. Burgess
*  190 pages, handsome full color dust jacket with Harrison Cady illustration.

 
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Old Mother West Wind
Centennial Anniversary Edition

$20.00

Old Mother West Wind Centennial
It's been a century since readers first ventured into the Green Forest to encounter Reddy Fox, Grandfather Frog, Jimmy Skunk, and other winsome characters. This special edition commemorates the 100th anniversary of Thornton W. Burgess's first published work, Old Mother West Wind, and its 1911 follow-up, Mother West Wind's Children. Replete with the original illustrations, these gentle stories offer children enduring lessons about ecology and respect for wildlife. BUY NOW
The Adventures of Peter Cottontail and His Green Forest Friends

$20.00

The Adventures of Peter Cottontail....
This deluxe edition presents three of the most popular books by a beloved storyteller. Thornton W. Burgess's timeless tales of woodland whimsy recount the exploits of Reddy Fox, Peter Cottontail, and Grandfather Frog. Featuring the original art by Harrison Cady, the stories offer young readers examples of friendship, honesty, forgiveness, and other virtues.
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My Grandfather,
Thornton W. Burgess

An Intimate Portrait
by
Frances B. Meigs

$27.95

My Grandfather Thornton W. Burgess

 

 

 

 

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Hardcover Books    
$10.00 ea.

(out of print - only have a few left of these titles)


 

Mrs. Peter Rabbit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boy Scouts at Swift River

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The Adventures of Jimmy Skunk

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Longlegs the Heron

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Tommy and the Wishing Stone

 

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Thornton W. Burgess Society
6 Discovery Hill Road
East Sandwich, MA 02537
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