The Burgess Animal Book for Children


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(4.8 stars; 180 reviews)

Peter Rabbit goes to school, with Mother Nature as his teacher. In this zoology book for children, Thornton W. Burgess describes the mammals of North America in the form of an entertaining story, including plenty of detail but omitting long scientific names. There is an emphasis on conservation. (Summary by Laurie Anne Walden)

(8 hr 10 min)

Chapters

Preface 3:42 Read by Laurie Anne Walden
JENNY WREN GIVES PETER RABBIT AN IDEA -- Peter arranges to go to school to Old … 12:40 Read by Sean McGaughey
PETER AND JUMPER GO TO SCHOOL -- The Cottontail Rabbit, Northern Hare, and Mars… 11:12 Read by Kevin McAsh
MORE OF PETER'S LONG-LEGGED COUSINS -- The Swamp Hare, Arctic Hare, Prairie Har… 10:54 Read by Kevin McAsh
CHATTERER AND HAPPY JACK JOIN -- The Squirrel family and order of Rodents. 11:18 Read by Esther
THE SQUIRRELS OF THE TREES -- The Red, Gray, Fox, Kaibab and Abert Squirrels. 12:34 Read by Betsie Bush
STRIPED CHIPMUNK AND HIS COUSINS -- The Chipmunk, Spermophiles, and Flying Squi… 13:53 Read by Jennette Selig
JOHNNY CHUCK JOINS THE CLASS -- The Woodchuck and his ways. 11:02 Read by Sandra
WHISTLER AND YAP YAP -- The Whistling or Hoary Marmot and Prairie Dogs. 10:29 Read by Kevin McAsh
TWO QUEER LITTLE HAYMAKERS -- The Pica or Cony and the Mountain Beaver or Sewel… 12:04 Read by Esther
PRICKLY PORKY AND GRUBBY GOPHER -- Introducing the Porcupine and Pocket Gopher 10:06 Read by J. M. Smallheer
A FELLOW WITH A THOUSAND SPEARS -- More about the Porcupine. 10:34 Read by J. M. Smallheer
A LUMBERMAN AND ENGINEER -- The Beaver and his works. 16:19 Read by Kevin McAsh
A WORKER AND A ROBBER -- The Muskrat and the Brown or Norway Rat. 9:27 Read by Laurie Anne Walden
A TRADER AND A HANDSOME FELLOW -- The Cotton Rat, Wood or Pack Rat and the Kang… 11:46 Read by Kevin McAsh
TWO UNLIKE LITTLE COUSINS -- Whitefoot the Wood or Deer Mouse and Danny Meadow … 15:44 Read by Esther
DANNY'S NORTHERN COUSINS, AND NIMBLEHEELS -- The Banded and Brown Lemmings and … 11:58 Read by John Lieder
THREE LITTLE REDCOATS AND SOME OTHERS -- The Pine Mouse, Red-backed Mouse, Rufo… 11:15 Read by John Lieder
MICE WITH POCKETS, AND OTHERS -- The Silky and Spiny Pocket Mice, Grasshopper M… 14:31 Read by Janet Friday
TEENY WEENY AND HIS COUSIN -- The Common or Long-Tailed Shrew or Shrew Mouse, S… 11:55 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
FOUR BUSY LITTLE MINERS -- The Common Mole, Brewer's or Hairy-tailed Mole, Oreg… 16:38 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
FLITTER THE BAT AND HIS FAMILY -- The Red Bat, Little Brown or Cave Bat, Big Br… 11:45 Read by Kevin McAsh
AN INDEPENDENT FAMILY -- The Common Skunk, Hog-nosed or Badger Skunk and Little… 18:14 Read by Janet Friday
DIGGER AND HIS COUSIN GLUTTON -- The Badger and Wolverine or Carcajou. 11:01 Read by Esther
SHADOW AND HIS FAMILY -- The Common or Bonaparte Weasel or Ermine, New York Wea… 12:35 Read by Janet Friday
TWO FAMOUS SWIMMERS -- Billy Mink and Little Joe Otter. 13:17 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
SPITE THE MARTEN AND PEKAN THE FISHER -- The Pine Marten or American Sable and … 6:18 Read by Jamie Wilking
REDDY FOX JOINS THE SCHOOL -- The Red, Black and Silver Foxes, Gray Fox, Kit Fo… 16:21 Read by Jenilee
OLD MAN COYOTE AND HOWLER THE WOLF -- The Prairie Wolf or Coyote and the Timber… 8:06 Read by Jenilee
YOWLER AND HIS COUSIN TUFTY -- The Bay Lynx or Bob Cat and the Canada Lynx or L… 10:14 Read by Jenilee
SOME BIG AND LITTLE CAT COUSINS -- Puma the Panther, also called Cougar and Mou… 6:34 Read by Jamie Wilking
BOBBY COON ARRIVES -- The Raccoon and the Civet or Ring-tailed Cat, also called… 14:32 Read by Janet Friday
BUSTER BEAR NEARLY BREAKS UP SCHOOL -- The Black Bear and his habits. 14:31 Read by John Lieder
BUSTER BEAR'S BIG COUSINS -- Silvertip, the Grizzly Bear, the Alaska or Great B… 10:19 Read by John Lieder
UNC' BILLY AND OLD MRS. POSSUM -- The Virginia Opossum, which is the only Ameri… 14:21 Read by Tammy Sanders
LIGHTFOOT, BLACKTAIL AND FORKHORN -- The White-tailed or Virginia Deer, Black-t… 15:22 Read by Laurie Anne Walden
BUGLER, FLATHORNS AND WANDERHOOF -- The Elk or Wapiti, Moose or Caribou. 11:26 Read by Laurie Anne Walden
THUNDERFOOT, FLEETFOOT AND LONGCOAT -- The Buffalo or Bison, Antelope or Musk-o… 10:43 Read by Laurie Anne Walden
TWO WONDERFUL MOUNTAIN CLIMBERS -- The Rocky Mountain Sheep or Bighorn and the … 8:44 Read by Claire Goget
PIGGY AND HARDSHELL -- The Peccary or Wild Pig and the Armadillo. 14:24 Read by eva
THE MAMMALS OF THE SEA -- The Sea Otter, Walrus, Sea Lions, Seals and Manatee o… 11:35 Read by Kevin McAsh

Reviews

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(5 stars)

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(5 stars)

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awesome work on this one

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awesome work on this one

(5 stars)

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fantastic book

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My kids love this book. My 4 year old listens to it every day for quiet time and requests it.

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(5 stars)

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