Old Mother West Wind (Dover Children's Thrift Classics)
|Rating||:||4.32 (846 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||96 Pages|
Greg J. Lovern said Nice edition. This is probably the most nicely printed edition of Thornton W. Burgess' work currently in print.Yes, all the original illustrations in the Little, Brown first editions of 1910 and 1911 are there, and they are full-size. They are not shiny like the originals, which were printed on art paper and tipped in (individually glued to the bound text pages). These are printed right on the text stock. it's pretty good text stock but does not compare to the art paper of a century ago. Also, since. "Like the Iliad best as a spoken tale with wonderful memory makin phrasing" according to pbkahuna. Wonderful. I am reading it to my granddaughter. The last time I read it was as a child and I loved the stories. I did not realize that the rhythm and repetition was so delightful (0ld mother west wind, merry little breezes) much like the Iliad (rosy fingered dawn). Reading them aloud is great if you are lucky enough to have a child to read to, I highly recommend it.. "Four Stars" according to Amazon Customer. Great book for young children to learn about life lessons and nature.
Here young readers will meet a menagerie of funny and fascinating animal friends — Peter Cottontail, Jimmy Skunk, Reddy Fox, Grandfather Frog and many more — and learn about their exciting adventures.In this beloved classic, the first in a series of highly popular animal tales by Thornton W. Burgess, children discover the answers to such questions as why Grandfather Frog has no tail and why Jimmy Skunk wears stripes. There's also great fun to be had in reading or hearing about the grand
for "high entertainment, educational and production values" -- Parent's Choice Seal of Approval, 1995
Author and conservationist Thornton W. Burgess (1874–1965) wrote thousands of animal stories for children, starting with the 1910 publication of Old Mother West Wind. Burgess's tales convey his fascination with wildlife and his concern for nature, teaching gentle lessons about ecology and respect for the environment.