The Adventures of Bobby Coon

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Wildside Press LLC, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 192 pages
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Thornton Waldo Burgess (1874-1965) was a conservationist and author of children's stories. He loved the beauty of 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

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I read all of the Burgess books because my Dad said he liked them when he was little. My 8 yo. brother really liked them. I wish I would have read them when I was younger, I might have enjoyed it more. Read full review


CHAPTER PACB I Bobby Coon Has a Bad Dream
Bobby Bites His Own Tail
Bobbys Dreadful Fright
Bowser Finds Someone at Home
Bobby Coon Shows Fight
Something Is Wrong with Bobby Coon
Bobby Has a Strange Journey
Farmer Browns Boy Plays Doctor
Bobby Makes Another Mistake
Bobby Finds Out His Mistake
CHAPTER PACE XV Once More Bobby Tries to Sleep
Blacky the Crow Discovers Bobby
The Surprise of Two Cousins
Buster Bears Short Temper
Bobby Coon Gets a Terrible Shaking
Peter Rabbit Saves Bobby Coon

Bobby Is Made Much Of
Bobby Longs for the Green Forest
The Happiest Coon Ever
Bobby Tries the Wrong House
Bobby Finds a Home at Last
Bobby Finds He Has a Neighbor
Buster Bear Finds Bobby Coon

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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.

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