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The Burgess Animal Book for Children

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Published: 1920
Language: English
Wordcount: 76,921 / 204 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 87.3
LoC Category: PZ
Audiobook: www.archive.org
Downloads: 3,089
mnybks.net#: 1352
Origin: gutenberg.org

Mother Nature conducts an animal lore class in the green forest and tells her pupils about their American relatives. Gives most space to the smaller mammals.

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But Johnny Chuck is lazy and does not like to go far from his own doorstep, so when Peter called the next morning Johnny refused to go, despite all Peter could say. Peter didn't waste much time arguing for he was afraid he would be late and miss something. When he reached the Green Forest he found his cousin, Jumper the Hare, and Chatterer the Red Squirrel, and Happy Jack the Gray Squirrel, already there. As soon as Peter arrived Old Mother Nature began the morning lesson.

Happy Jack," said she, "you may tell us all you know about your cousin, Chatterer."

"To begin with, he is the smallest of the Tree Squirrels," said Happy Jack. "He isn't so very much bigger than Striped Chipmunk, and that means that he is less than half as big as myself. His coat is red and his waistcoat white; his tail is about two-thirds as long as his body and flat but not very broad. Personally, I don't think it is much of a tail."

At once Chatterer's quick temper flared up and he began to scold. But Old Mother Nature silenced him and told

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Average Rating of 3 from 2 reviews: ***
2011.11.11
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I thought I'd have to read a book for a discorvey like this!

2007.11.17
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verry nice book


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