Rabbits, Hares and Rodents
In chapters 1-18 of The Burgess Animal Book for Children, Burgess gives information about the rabbit/hare family, as well as the large order of rodents. Below you’ll find each of the animals Burgess mentions in the book. Click on the picture to find out more about each animal. Thornton Burgess refers to some of these animals by name, which I put in parenthesis.
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Leporidae (Rabbits & Hares)
*Referred to in the book as “plain Jack Rabbit.”
Cricetidae (Rats, Voles, Mice, etc.)
*Referred to in the book as the “Banded Lemming.”
**The Beach Vole is very closely related to the meadow vole and I found limited information on this rodent. You can read more about the beach vole HERE.