Thornton W. Burgess Book Lessons

Burgess Book Lessons: Discussion, Activity, and Lesson Ideas for books by Thornton W. Burgess*This page contains affiliate links. Please read our disclosure policy for more information.

Welcome to Burgess Book Lessons!

Thornton W. Burgess Book Lessons was created to give homeschoolers and elementary/middle school teachers a resource for teaching kids the wonderful lessons derived from the classic literature of Thornton W. Burgess.  His lovable animal characters find themselves in all kinds of sticky situations and each story provides an opportunity to teach about important character traits that we can develop in ourselves and our kids.  The stories will also create a curiosity and love of animals, which is why we have included brief summaries, photos, and videos of many of the animals brought to life in these books.  This site will provide you with lesson ideas and activities as well as soon-to-be-released ebooks that will aide in reading comprehension and discussions.  Please be patient as we add new content and resources to enjoy while reading these endearing stories.

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Thornton W. BurgessThornton Waldo Burgess (1874-1965) was a conservationist and author, who wrote over 100 books and thousands of newspaper columns over his lifetime.  As a boy, he spent hours outside in nature exploring the woods and meadows near his home.  As a young father and widower, Burgess wrote letters to his son who was spending time staying with relatives.  In these letters he included the bedtime stories that became the inspiration for his fantastic and lovable woodland characters that lived within the Green Meadow, Green Forest, and Smiling Pool.  These animal books are filled with adventure, humor and life lessons that have been enjoyed for generations.

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