The Adventures of Reddy Fox

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Courier Dover Publications, 1991 - Juvenile Fiction - 86 pages
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When little Reddy Fox gets too big for his breeches and steals a plump pet hen in broad daylight , the stage is set for an exciting tale as Farmer Brown's boy pursues Reddy with loaded gun and Bowser the Hound. Fortunately, Reddy has wise Granny Fox on his side and, with some timely help from other woodland friends, manages to avoid an unhappy ending. Burgess , author of many children's classics, was a master at telling good stories to chidren. First published in 1913, 'The Adventures of Reddy Fox' was one of his finest efforts, and it will delight children today, just as it did their grandparents.
  

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Review: The Adventures of Reddy Fox (The Bedtime Story-Books)

User Review  - Valerie - Goodreads

My son and I read a lot of THornton W. Burgess books when he was young, and really liked them. Read full review

Review: The Adventures of Reddy Fox (The Bedtime Story-Books)

User Review  - Rachael Covington - Goodreads

Reddy thinks he is so smart that he shows of to much and steals a chicken in day light! And tries to fool bowser the hound on a plane. Farmer browne's son is hunting Reddy. Reddy gets hurt. Fined owt how in this cool book! Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER PAGE L Granny Fox Gives Reddy a Scare
1
Granny Shows Reddy a Trick
5
Bowser the Hound Isnt Fooled
8
Reddy Fox Grows Bold
11
Reddy Grows Careless
14
Drummer the Woodpecker Drums in Vain
18
Too Late Reddy Fox Hears
21
Granny Fox Takes Care of Reddy
25
Reddy Fox Has a Visitor
47
Unc BiUy Possum Visits the Smiling Pool
50
Farmer Browns Boy is Determined
54
The Hunt for Reddy Fox
57
Unc Billy Possum Gives Warning
60
Old Granny Fox Makes a Mistake
64
Reddy Fox Disobeys
67
Ol Mistah Buzzards Keen Sight
71

Peter Rabbit Hears the News
28
Poor Reddy Fox
31
Granny Fox Returns
35
The Lost Chicken
38
Granny Fox Calls Jimmy Skunk Names
41
Granny Fox Finds What Became of the Chicken
44
Granny Fox Has a Terrible Scare
74
Granny and Reddy Have to Move
77
Peter Rabbit Makes a Discovery
80
Farmer Browns Boy Works for Nothing
83
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About the author (1991)

Thornton Waldo Burgess was born in Sandwich on January 14, 1874. Burgess graduated from Sandwich High School in 1891, and went on to attend a Business College in Boston from 1892-93. At the age of 17, Burgess briefly lived in Boston and then moved to Springfield, Massachusetts. He bought a place in Hampden, Massachusetts in 1925 and made it his permanent home in 1957. He published his first book, Old Mother West Wind, in 1910 Burgess was a naturalist and conservationist, and loved loved nature and its living creatures so much that he wrote about them for 50 years. By the time he retired, he had written more than 170 books and 15,000 stories for daily columns in newspapers. Burgess was also actively involved with conservation efforts. Some of his projects over his lifetime included: The Green Meadow Club for land conservation programs. The Bedtime Stories Club for wildlife protection programs, the Happy Jack Squirrel Saving Club for War Savings Stamps & Bonds, the Radio Nature League broadcast from WBZA Springfield, MA., as well as helping to pass laws protecting migrant wildlife. For his efforts, an Honorary Literary Degree was bestowed upon Burgess in 1938 from Northeastern University. The Boston Museum of Science awarded him a gold medal for "leading children down the path to the wide wonderful world of the outdoors." He was also awarded the distinguished Service Medal of the Permanent Wildlife Protection Fund. In 1960, Burgess published his last book, Now I Remember, an autobiography. That same year, Burgess at the age of 83, had published his 15,000th story. From 1912 to 1960, without interruption, Burgess wrote a syndicated daily newspaper column titled "Bedtime Stories". Thornton Burgess died June 5, 1965, at the age of 91. The Thornton W. Burgess Society was incorporated in 1976.

Thea Kliros grew up in New York City. She attended Bennington College in Bennington, Vermont, and the Yale School of Design. First a painter and then a graphic artist, she has lived in Spain, Switzerland, and New York City. Her work includes the children's book, Three Little Pigs.

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