Tuesday 4 February 2014

The Burgess Bird Book for Children {Tuesday's Treasures}

The Burgess Bird Book for Children
  • Format: Paper back
  • Number of Pages:256 
  • Publisher:Dover Publications 
  • Publication Date:2003 
  • ISBN 10:0-486-42840-0 
  • ISBN 13:978-0-486-42840-6 
  • Author Thornton W.Burgess 
  • Illustrator:Louis Agassiz Fuertes 
I'm so excited about this little gem and can't wait to read it to Sir N.  This is a reprint, the original was first published in 1919. This book has a wonderful reputation and is beautifully written.  In it you follow Peter Rabbit as he interviews the many common birds around him learning about their physical appearance, behaviour, eating, nesting habits, songs and calls.  He is a naturally curious little fellow and will appeal to your child. I only wish Mr Burgess had written such a book covering Australian Bird life.

Thornton Waldo Burgess (1874 - 1965 ) published 172 books and around 15 000 stories for daily columns in his lifetime. His writing career spanned 50 years and his passion was sharing wildlife. He published his first book in 1910. Many of his books were translated into other languages. He was bestowed with an Honorary Literary Degree in 1938 from Northeastern University. His final book was published in 1960.

Educational Kits
There is a Thornton W. Burgess Society which has nine educational  Science / Language Arts kits available at NO CHARGE to homeschool families (and schools) in their local area (East Sandwich, MA 02537)
  1. Birds
  2. Mammals
  3. Honey Bees
  4. Endangered Species
  5. Rocks and Minerals
  6.  Reptiles and Amphibians
  7. Seashore Life
  8. Dinosaurs and Fossils
  9. Plants

Loan period is 2 weeks. Call 508-888-6870 for Andrea to request a kit, or online andrea@thorntonburgess.org.

If you are keen to go on an educational Field Trip there are a number of programs you can access through the Thornton W.Burgess Society

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 Welcome to Tuesdays Treasures.  I started these posts as a way of sharing great books in honour of my friend in New Zealand who would arrive with the treasures she had unearthed at her weekly trip to the library!

There are so many wonderful books out there hiding on shelves so I invite you to blog about a book on your shelf, one you're reading or one you found at the library. Grab the button for your post and add a link to your post below. I would love to read about your treasures. 

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