Thornton Waldo Burgess (January 14, 1874 – June 5, 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. Many of his outdoor observations in nature were used as plots for his stories. In his first book, “Old Mother West Wind,” published in 1910, the reader meets many of the characters found in later books and stories. These characters include Peter Rabbit, Jimmy Skunk, Sammy Jay, Bobby Raccoon, Joe Otter, Grandfath...
Originally featured as a five-part serial in All-Story Cavalier magazine in 1914 and later published in book form in 1916, The Beasts of Tarzan is the third book in the gripping Tarzan series. Shifting from London to the natural African scenery, the novel follows Tarzan as he finds himself in the wicked ploy of old enemies, which launches him into a mission to save his beloved wife and son, while also caring for his own welfare. Furthermore, he must go back to his previous life and reclaim his position as king of the jungle.
The novel begins with the escape of Tarzan’s ar...
The Watchers of the Trails
A Book of Animal Life
[Illustration: "A HUGE BLACK BEAR STANDING IN THE TRAIL." ( See page 177 )]
THE WATCHERS OF THE TRAIL A BOOK OF ANIMAL LIFE by
CHARLES G D ROBERTS
" The Kindred of the Wild ," " The Heart of the Ancient Wood ," " Barbara Ladd ," " The Forge in the Forest ," " Poems ," etc.
With many Illustrations by
CHARLES LIVINGSTON BULL
A. WESSELS COMPANY MDCCCCVI NEW YORK
Copyright, 1904, by ...
First Page:[Frontispiece: "Jaws, monstrous and wet, grabbing at him in enraged confusion"]
THE WAY OF THE WILD
F. ST. MARS
WITH TWELVE ILLUSTRATIONS BY HARRY ROUNTREE
FREDERICK A. STOKES COMPANY
COPYRIGHT, 1919, BY FREDERICK A. STOKES COMPANY
PUBLISHED IN ENGLAND UNDER THE TITLE "PINION AND PAW"
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
I GULO THE INDOMITABLE II BLACKIE AND CO. III UNDER THE YELLOW FLAG IV NINE POINTS OF THE LAW V PHARAOH VI THE CRIPPLE VII "SET A THIEF" VIII THE WHERE IS IT? IX ...
First Page:SUMMER IN A GARDEN
CALVIN, A STUDY OF CHARACTER
By Charles Dudley Warner
MY DEAR MR. FIELDS, I did promise to write an Introduction to these charming papers but an Introduction, what is it? a sort of pilaster, put upon the face of a building for looks' sake, and usually flat, very flat. Sometimes it may be called a carya...
First Page:Adventures in Africa, by W.H.G. Kingston.
In this book the hero, fresh from school, arrives from England, and joins his uncle, who is a trader with the people of central Africa, bringing the goods obtained down to the south. On this occasion they have been attacked soon after they set out by natives led by Boers. In order to complete their journey to central Africa they decide to return with the few animals left to them, horses and an ox, over the Kalahari Desert. Unfortunately they encamp ...
First Page:[Illustration with caption: OVERPOWERING CURIOSITY OF A MOUNTAIN SHEEP This "lava ram" stood thus on a lava crest in the Pinacate Mountains for about twenty minutes, gazing spellbound at two men and a pack mule. (See page 149)]
THE MINDS AND MANNERS OF WILD ANIMALS
A BOOK OF PERSONAL OBSERVATIONS
BY WILLIAM T. HORNADAY, Sc.D., A.M. DIRECTOR OF THE NEW YORK ZOOLOGICAL PARK. AUTHOR OF "THE AMERICAN NATURAL HISTORY," "TWO YEARS IN THE JUNGLE," "CAMP FIRES IN THE CANADIAN ROCKIES," "OUR VANISHING WILD LIFE," ETC.
The wild animal m...
THE BAD CHILD'S BOOK OF BEASTS
Verses by H. BELLOC
Pictures by B. T. B.
DUCKWORTH, 3 HENRIETTA STREET, COVENT GARDEN
Child! do not throw this book about; Refrain from the unholy pleasure Of cutting all the pictures out! Preserve it as your chiefest treasure.
Child, have you never heard it said That you are heir to all the ages? Why, then, your hands were never made ...
The Adventures of Johnny Chuck is another in the long list of children’s books by conservationist Thornton W. Burgess. In this story, it is spring time and a young chuck’s fancy turns to thoughts of … traveling, protecting one’s turf, finding a new home, and yes, love. Along the way, we learn little lessons about life such as there are good and bad kinds of pride, the importance of keeping secrets and that, even in the animal world, the three most important factors in determining the desirability of property are “location, location, location.”