The Adventures of Jimmy Skunk - Thornton W. Burgess
|Автор:||Thornton W. Burgess|
|Жанр произведения:||Зарубежная классика|
Thornton W. Burgess was an important and influential American conservationist and a prolific author of charming and witty children’s stories. For over 50 years, Burgess published numerous popular books on the flora and fauna of the natural world and wrote a regular newspaper column called “Bedtime Stories”. Often affectionately referred to as the “Bedtime Story-Man”, Burgess celebrated his love for the natural world through humorous and educational stories for children in both his books and in his popular column. First published in 1918, “The Adventures of Jimmy Skunk” begins with poor little Jimmy Skunk finding himself the unwilling victim of a funny but mean-spirited prank played by the mischievous Peter Rabbit. Reddy Fox is unfairly blamed for the naughty trick, but soon Peter learns a valuable lesson about treating others with kindness and courtesy. Burgess had a special ability to combine an educational story about the behaviors, habitats, and characteristics of the creatures of the natural world while also captivating audiences both young and old. This edition includes a biographical afterword and the original illustrations by Harrison Cady.