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The Burgess Animal Book for Children by Thornton W. Burgess

 wolf Canis lupus baileyi running

Summary: 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 for Librivox)

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Jenny Wren Gives Peter Rabbit an Idea

Peter and Jumper Go to School

More of Peter’s Long-Legged Cousins

Chatterer and Happy Jack Join

squirrel Tamiasciurus douglasii

The Squirrels of the Trees

Striped Chipmunk and his Cousins

chipmunk Streifenhoernchen

Johnny Chuck Joins the Class

Whistler and Yap Yap

Two Queer Little Haymakers


Prickly Porky and Grubby Gopher

A Fellow with a Thousand Spears

A Lumberman and Engineer

A Worker and a Robber

A Trader and a Handsome Fellow

Opossum Philadelphia

Two Unlike Little Cousins

Danny’s Northern Cousins and Nimbleheels

Three Little Redcoats and Some Others

Mice with Pockets, and Others

Teeny Weeny and his Cousin

Four Busy Little Miners


Flitter the Bat and his Family

An Independent Family

Digger and his Cousin Glutton

Shadow and his Family

Two Famous Swimmers
BAB Beech Marten photo by Franco Atirador from Wikimedia Commons

Spite the Marten and Pekan the Fisher

red fox Vulpes vulpes

Reddy Fox Joins the School

Old Man Coyote and Howler the Wolf


Yowler and his cousin Tufty

Some Big and Little Cat Cousins
Raccoon climbing in tree

Bobby Coon Arrives

Buster Bear Nearly Breaks Up School

Buster Bear’s Big Cousins

Unc’ Billy and Old Mrs. Possum

Lightfoot, Blacktail and Forkhorn

Bugler, Flathorns and Wanderhoof

Thunderfoot, Fleetfoot and Longcoat

Two Wonderful Mountain Climbers

Piggy and Hardshell

The Mammals of the Sea

Posted in Animals, Birds and Insects and Kids and Science and Year Two 9 years, 3 months ago at 9:10 pm.

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