Two Burgess Bedtime Story Books The Adventures of Johnny Chuck 1941 The Adventures of Reddy Fox 1941 by Thorton Burgess illustrated by Harrison Cady Grosset Dunlap

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Discover the enchanting world of Thorton Burgess with these two delightful bedtime storybooks, The Adventures of Johnny Chuck and The Adventures of Reddy Fox.

These books are beautifully illustrated by Harrison Cady and printed in large, easy-to-read type. These vintage treasures remain captivating reads for children and collectors alike.


  • Titles: The Adventures of Johnny Chuck (1941), The Adventures of Reddy Fox (1941)
  • Author: Thorton Burgess
  • Illustrator: Harrison Cady
  • Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap
  • Format: Hardcover with Dust Jackets
  • Pages: 191 (Johnny Chuck), 192 (Reddy Fox)
  • Dimensions: 8x5x1 inches
  • Language: English
  • Condition: Both have cover wear and a stain on the inside page and dust jacket (check photos for specifics)

Charming Tales from the Countryside:

  • The Adventures of Johnny Chuck: Follow the escapades of a curious and mischievous young woodchuck named Johnny Chuck. Set in the peaceful countryside, Johnny explores the world around him, learns valuable life lessons, and makes new friends through charming tales and delightful illustrations.
  • The Adventures of Reddy Fox: Meet the cunning and clever Reddy Fox in the enchanting Green Forest. This book chronicles Reddy's various schemes and adventures as he outwits his adversaries and navigates the challenges of forest life, teaching timeless lessons about friendship, courage, and perseverance.

Author Spotlight:

Thorton Burgess (1874–1965) was a prolific American author, naturalist, and conservationist. He authored over 170 books and thousands of articles, with a focus on the animal inhabitants of the Green Forest and the Green Meadows. Burgess aimed to instill a love for nature in children and promote conservation efforts through his engaging tales.

Three Reasons You Will Love This Collection:

  1. Timeless Stories: Enjoy charming tales filled with life lessons and adventures that captivate both young readers and adults.
  2. Beautiful Illustrations: Harrison Cady’s delightful illustrations bring the stories of Johnny Chuck and Reddy Fox to life.
  3. Nostalgic Value: These vintage books are perfect for collectors and fans of classic children’s literature.

Add These Enchanting Tales to Your Collection:

The Adventures of Johnny Chuck and The Adventures of Reddy Fox by Thorton Burgess are timeless additions to any bookshelf. Add these captivating stories to your collection today and enjoy the adventures of Johnny Chuck and Reddy Fox.

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