One of the most beloved characters in children's literature, Peter Cottontail is up to his long-whiskered nose in rib-tickling escapades in this delightful classic. With gentle charm and humor, famed storyteller Thornton W. Burgess draws young readers into the timeless world of the Green Forest, the Smiling Pool and the Purple Mountains.
Warmth and whimsy are the order of the day as Peter discovers the folly of changing his name, outwits the ever-hungry Reddy Fox, manages a number of hare's-breadth escapes and finally makes an ill-advised decision to hibernate-as Johnny Chuck and other woodland creatures do. The silliness of trying to do what nature never intended is one of the gentle morals of these adventures that combine the fun of a good story with little lessons about wildlife, the environment and being true to one's self.
Newly reset in large easy-to-read type, this unabridged childhood classic will delight young readers today just as it did their parents and grandparents.
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Thornton Waldo Burgess (January 14, 1874 – June 5, 1965) was a conservationist and author of children's stories. Burgess loved the beauty of nature and its living creatures so much that he wrote about them for 50 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 written more than 170 books and 15,000 stories for the daily newspaper column.
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Book Description Grosset & Dunlap, 1973. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Erickson, Phoebe (illustrator). The Adventures of Peter Cottontail (abridged) by Thornton W. Burgess, illustrated by Phoebe Erickson, published by Grosset & Dunlap-1973 printing. Oversize hardback 45 page story/picture book has a name written in very large letters with marker inside front cover-otherwise quite clean and in very good condition. No dust jacket. NOT AN EX-LIB!. Bookseller Inventory # 19272
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