The Adventures of Prickly Porky



➽ [Reading] ➿ The Adventures of Prickly Porky By Thornton W. Burgess ➲ – E17streets4all.co.uk There s a big mystery brewing among the animals of the Green Forest and it s all because of a strange little creature with no head, legs, or tail that came rolling down a hill and gave Peter Cottontai There s a big mystery brewing among of Prickly PDF Ê the animals of the Green Forest and it s all because of a strange little creature with no head, legs, or tail that came rolling down a hill and gave Peter Cottontail the fright of his life What could it be Young readers and The Adventures PDF/EPUB or listeners will love finding out about this and other interesting goings on in the Forest as they learn how Prickly Porky made friends, what made Old Granny Fox lose her dignity, why Old Man Coyote lost his appetite, andWritten by master storyteller Thornton W Burgess, this classic combines all the fun of Adventures of Prickly PDF/EPUB å a good story with gentle lessons about wildlife, the environment, and human virtues It is reset here in large, easy to read type, enhanced by six full page Harrison Cady illustrations that perfectly capture the mood of this charming tale.The Adventures of Prickly Porky

Thornton W Waldo Burgess , of Prickly PDF Ê American author, naturalist and conservationist, wrote popular children s stories including the Old Mother West Wind series He would go on to writethan books and thousands of short stories during his lifetimeThornton Burgess loved the beauty of nature and its living creatures The Adventures PDF/EPUB or so much that he wrote about them for years in books and his newspaper column, Bedtime Stories He was sometimes known as the Bedtime Story Man By the time he retired, he had writtenthan books and , stories for the daily newspaper column Born in Sandwich, Massachusetts, Burgess was the Adventures of Prickly PDF/EPUB å son of Caroline F Haywood and Thornton W Burgess Sr a direct descendant of Thomas Burgess, one of the first Sandwich settlers in Thornton W Burgess, Sr died the same year his son was born, and the young Thornton Burgess was brought up by his mother in Sandwich They both lived in humble circumstances with relatives or paying rent As a youth, he worked year round in order to earn money Some of his jobs included tending cows, picking trailing arbutus or berries, shipping water lilies from local ponds, selling candy and trapping muskrats William C Chipman, one of his employers, lived on Discovery Hill Road, a wildlife habitat of woodland and wetland This habitat became the setting of many stories in which Burgess refers to Smiling Pool and the Old Briar Patch Graduating from Sandwich High School in , Burgess briefly attended a business college in Boston from to , living in Somerville, Massachusetts, at that time But he disliked studying business and wanted to write He moved to Springfield, Massachusetts, where he took a job as an editorial assistant at the Phelps Publishing Company His first stories were written under the pen name W B Thornton Burgess married Nina Osborne in , but she died only a year later, leaving him to raise their son alone It is said that he began writing bedtime stories to entertain his young son, Thornton III Burgess remarried in his wife Fannie had two children by a previous marriage The couple later bought a home in Hampden, Massachusetts, in that became Burgess permanent residence in His second wife died in August Burgess returned frequently to Sandwich, which he always claimed as his birthplace and spiritual home In , 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 That same year, Burgess, at the age of , had published his ,th story He died on June , , at the age of .

The Adventures of Prickly Porky PDF » The Adventures
  • Paperback
  • 80 pages
  • The Adventures of Prickly Porky
  • Thornton W. Burgess
  • English
  • 09 February 2017
  • 0486291707

10 thoughts on “The Adventures of Prickly Porky

  1. says:

    My 7 year old read this aloud to me We ve yet to discover a Burgess book we haven t fallen in love with.

  2. says:

    A charming book Thornton Burgess brings back fond memories I grew up one town over from Hampden, MA I lived there in my 20 s This is where the actual great woods and green meadow are located There is a preserve called Laughing Brook The elementary school is named Green Meadows and the middle school is Thornton W Burgess He is a local treasure and holds a special place for me.

  3. says:

    Childhood memoriesLoved these stories when I was a child A special memory which I like to revisit from time to time.

  4. says:

    First introduction to Burgess I should say, first book of his I ve read in full Charming stories of woodland animals and their interactions I liked it especially because it actually contained a little mystery to puzzle out We took our time going through this one, a chapter here and there Towards the end, the kids really became in vested in discovering the truth behind the mystery Burgess is used in our future homeschool curriculum quite a bit so it was a great introduction to an author th First introduction to Burgess I should say, first book of his I ve read in full Charming stories of woodland animals and their interactions I liked it especially because it actually contained a little mystery to puzzle out We took our time going through this one, a chapter here and there Towards the end, the kids really became in vested in discovering the truth behind the mystery Burgess is used in our future homeschool curriculum quite a bit so it was a great introduction to an author that is little known to children today

  5. says:

    I liked when Unc Billy Possom was pulling a piece of bark out of Prickly Porkey s mouth when he was choking and Granny Fox and Reddy Fox and Old Man Coyote were tricked by him and they thought he was like a monster without a tail or a head and just a big chestnut burr going after them.

  6. says:

    Cute short stories for children Recommended.

  7. says:

    The Burgess Books This is a phrase that brings a smile to my face as often as I hear it As a young child, I would lose myself for hours in the simple world of the wood and pond inhabited by Little Joe Otter, Buster Bear, Grandfather Frog, and terrorized by Farmer Brown s Boy I can remember the very shelf, even the exact spot in the little library in Felton, CA where these books were kept I would return practically every week with a new armload to last me until our next trip to the library Of The Burgess Books This is a phrase that brings a smile to my face as often as I hear it As a young child, I would lose myself for hours in the simple world of the wood and pond inhabited by Little Joe Otter, Buster Bear, Grandfather Frog, and terrorized by Farmer Brown s Boy I can remember the very shelf, even the exact spot in the little library in Felton, CA where these books were kept I would return practically every week with a new armload to last me until our next trip to the library Often I would carry out stories that I read several times before, just so I could once again escape into this imaginary world of furry mischief I remember these books well in concept, though the specifics of most of the stories elude me It was easily fifteen years ago when I began reading them and has been over a decade since I last picked up one of Burguess stories to read it That being said, this review is being written as a look back These stories are very simple and very fun Of course, they are children s literature, so that s to be expected, but these stories strike me as especially so Even still, I can remember some fascinating things I gleaned between the their covers For one thing, Burgess did a fantastic job of presenting the ideas of persepective and motivation in simplistic terms For example, The Adventures of Danny Field Mouse would cast Old Man Coyote as a vicious, mean creature wishing to prey on Danny and his friends and family Yet, pick up instead The Adventures of Old Man Coyote and you ll see that when the story is told with him as the protagonist, those pesky field mice are annoying and useful for littlethan a snack After reading both books, you re noinclined to think of Old Man Coyote as a villian than you are to think of Danny Field Mouse as a pest that should be exterminated Note This is a generic example I do not recall if Old Man Coyote plays a role in Danny Field Mouse s story or the other way around, but this concept was presented several times It made an impression on me The only characters consistantly presented as antagonists were Farmer Brown and his boy This would be one of the only things that I chalk up as odd, or maybe just a little off in these books Humans and their influence on nature are presented as a negative influence on nature and animals always It s interesting to note though that while humans are seen as a negative, humanity is lauded and held up as virtuous All of the animals take on not only human personalities but characteristics, traits, and mannerisms From a frog with a monocle and an otter with a handkerchief tied to a stick, to a busy body Jay and a reclusive owl who desires only to be left alone, humanity and it s traits keep cropping up Which would be another thing of value I feel that I saw in the Burgess books These stories are full of social interaction and personality conflicts, even if they are charicaturedoften than not We see over and over again a working out of peace, if not harmony, between conflicting personalities It may not always be easy to point out a scripture to reinforce the lesson implied, but social harmony is presented andoften than not, resolution is through reconciliation, forgiveness, or a similar method that is not only laudable, but distinctly Christian in action if not motivation All in all, the world created by Thornton W Burgess is imaginative, innocent, fun, and educational My reccomendation Grab a handful from your local library, gather a group of kids as an excuse, and lose yourselves in childhood imaginations as you read aloud the stories that have captivated several generations of young readers with the antics of our furry, albiet elusively human, friends Disclaimers As I said, it has been over a decade since I actually read one of Burgess books As such, there may be a specific example that s a little off in this review or something that I would have noticed as an adult that my childhood memories are missing Also, all of these books say I read them in 1998 While I m certain I read several of them that year, I m sure I read some before and after that date as well

  8. says:

    The Adventure of Prickly Porky is about the animals who live in Green Forest It introduces readers to Prickly Porky who is new to the forest The story is about how Prickly Porky makes friends and plays tricks on the other animals The book was originally written in the early 1900s and there are words and expressions used that don t have the same meaning today as they did over 90 years ago I still think children would enjoy this story as long as they had some of the outdated words explained to The Adventure of Prickly Porky is about the animals who live in Green Forest It introduces readers to Prickly Porky who is new to the forest The story is about how Prickly Porky makes friends and plays tricks on the other animals The book was originally written in the early 1900s and there are words and expressions used that don t have the same meaning today as they did over 90 years ago I still think children would enjoy this story as long as they had some of the outdated words explained to them

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  10. says:

    In this adorable collection of animal stories, Prickly Porky makes a friend, Granny Fox loses her dignity, and Old Man Coyote loses his appetite.

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