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by Thornton W. Burgess


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Old Mother West Wind came down from the Purple Hills in the golden lightof the early morning. Over her shoulders was slung a bag-a great bigbag-and in the bag were all of Old Mother West Wind's children, theMerry Little Breezes

Old Mother West Wind came down from the Purple Hills in the golden lightof the early morning. Over her shoulders was slung a bag-a great bigbag-and in the bag were all of Old Mother West Wind's children, theMerry Little Breezes. Old Mother West Wind came down from the Purple Hills to the GreenMeadows and as she walked she crooned a song: "Ships upon the ocean wait; I must hurry, hurry on! Mills are idle if I'm late; I must hurry, hurry o. When she reached the Green Meadows Old Mother West Wind opened her bag,turned it upside down and shook it.

Old Mother West Wind was tired-tired and just a wee bit cross-crossbecause she was tired. So Old Mother WestWind closed the big bag and slung it over her shoulder. Then she startedon towards her home behind the Purple Hills. She had had a very busy day. Ever since earlymorning she had been puffing out the white sales of the ships on the bigocean so that they could go faster; she had kept all the big and littlewind mills whirling and whirling to pump water for thirsty folks andgrind corn for hungry folks; she had blown away all the smoke from tallchimneys and engines and steamboats. When she had gone, the willful little Breeze left behind suddenly feltvery lonely-very lonely indeed!

Old Mother West Wind had come down from her home behind the Purple Hillsvery early that morning. Indeed, jolly, round, red Mr. Sun had hardlygotten out of bed when she crossed the Green Meadows on her way to helpthe big ships across the ocean.

Old Mother West Wind had come down from her home behind the Purple Hillsvery early that morning. Old Mother West Wind's eyes were sharp,and she saw Sammy Jay before Sammy Jay saw her. "Now what can Sammy Jay be so busy about, and why is he so very, veryquiet?" thought Old Mother West Wind. He must be up to some mischief. So when she opened her big bag and turned out all her Merry LittleBreezes to play on the Green Meadows.

In Burgess' first book, Old Mother West Wind (1910), the reader meets many of the characters found in later books .

In Burgess' first book, Old Mother West Wind (1910), the reader meets many of the characters found in later books and stories Additional publications. In 1960, Burgess published his last book, Now I Remember, Autobiography of an Amateur Naturalist, depicting memories of his early life in Sandwich as well as his career highlights.

Thornton Waldo Burgess (January 14, 1874 – June 5, 1965) was a. .In his first book, Old Mother West Wind, published in 1910, the reader meets many of the characters found in later books and stories.

Thornton Waldo Burgess (January 14, 1874 – June 5, 1965) was a conservationist and author of children’s stories. These characters include Peter Rabbit, Jimmy Skunk, Sammy Jay, Bobby Raccoon, Joe Otter, Grandfather Frog, Billy Mink, Jerry Muskrat, Spotty the Turtle and of course, Old Mother West Wind and her Merry Little Breezes. Note to parents of very small children: in Chapter 15, little Tommy Trout gets eaten by a pickerel. First Page: Old mother west wind.

Old Mother West Wind book. Thornton W. Burgess said that imagination was "the birthright of every child. His Old Mother West Wind stories, first published in 1910, have worked their magic on generations of children.

Thornton Waldo Burgess was born in Sandwich on January 14, 1874. 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

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 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.

Old Mother West Wind by Thornton W Burgess 1910 Peter Rabbit, Reddy Fox &. Old Mother West Wind by Burgess, Thornton Waldo (Hardback book, 2011). Customs services and international tracking provided. Old Mother West Wind, 1917, Thornton Burgess, Illustration Cady, Nostalgic.

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Comments: (7)

Daizil
(This review is for the "Centennial Anniversary Edition" published by Dover)

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 the reverse sides are printed with text, you cannot avoid seeing shadows of the text when viewing the illustrations. Get the originals if you can, but otherwise this is a nice substitute.

This was Burgess' very first published book, and it is not his best work. The animal behavior described is often not as naturalistic as in his later books. These stories were originally written to be read to the author's 4yo son, and they appeal mainly to very young children. For older kids, a much better introduction to Burgess is "Tommy and the Wishing Stone".

Two quibbles with the book's introduction:

First, the introduction mentions Burgess' "as-yet-uncounted magazine short stories".

That is not exactly true. Michael W. Dowhan wrote a meticulously thorough annotated bibliography of them in his "Thornton W. Burgess, Harrison Cady: A Book, Magazine, and Newspaper Bibliography" of 1990. He doesn't give a count except to say that there are nearly 900, but counting them right in the book would be short work.

Second, introduction says "Dover Publications is helping to make more and more Burgess books available to the public very year. All are carefully reproduced from the original first editions."

It isn't true that all of Dover's Burgess books are reproduced from the original first editions. Only a few have the illustrations from the first editions. Several have the illustrations from the 1940s & 1950s Grosset & Dunlap editions. Most have bad copies of one or the other set of illustrations by hack artists; those copies have none of the charm of the originals.
Macage
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.
Gianni_Giant
Thornton W. Burgess' Old Mother West Wind books were standard in my family of origin. I remember my Daddy reading them to me, and I read them to my own son. Now I have the supreme pleasure of reading them to his daughter. I believe that my love of animals and all things natural was born and nurtured through these stories, and now it's just wonderful to see my granddaughter's awakening love of the same through the same medium. These stories are timeless, and if I live long enough, I hope to read them to my great grandchildren!
Malann
these children's books are wonderful to improve the imagination of your child. I am 57 years and I love this book.I bought it for my 9 year old granddaughter. I loved these books as a child and I know she will love getting lost in these stories about all different kinds of animals from the meadow to the woods and all of the small winds that blow called the little breezes. Lots of fun packed in a book. Wonderful reading.
Musical Aura Island
Had never heard of these. My book-loving 5- and 3- year old boys enjoy the stories, though I'll say they're nothing too exciting. I like that most are short enough to read to them in just a few minutes. We skip around. Many stories have an accompanying illustration, but some do not.
Kazigrel
I'm so glad I found these adorable stories! My kids (and I) love them! They're the perfect length for when you only have time for one, but it still leaves your kids satisfied. The language is perfect, not dummed down (like some other kids' books), a little old fashioned (consider the time they were written), but still understandable. I got them on Kindle for free, which is an added bonus, and will be reading all his other stories when we're done with 'Old Mother West Wind.'
Sermak Light
Thornton W. Burgess's stories are just as much fun to read today as when Pop read them to me as a child...well, maybe not QUITE as much fun... Burgess was a naturalist and his love and understanding of his subject comes through even in this his first book.
My grandmother read these stories to all of her grandchildren, of which I was one. I read them to my children and grandchildren and my granddaughter is now reading them to her little ones. Each story uses animal characters to teach children good morals to live by in a fun and interesting way. These books were written when my grandmother was a child and there's a reason why they have been reprinted over all these years. I recommend them highly. Great gifts to parents of children old enough to understand each story.
Old Mother West Wind download epub
Literary
Author: Thornton W. Burgess
ISBN: 1169207170
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Literary
Language: English
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC (September 10, 2010)
Pages: 52 pages