Mother West Wind Why Stories by Thornton W. Burgess 1915 Grosset & Dunlap

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Embrace a Nostalgic Journey with "Mother West Wind Why Stories" from 1915! Step into the magical world of animals and timeless life lessons with this vintage children's classic. Comprising 230 pages and three beautiful black-and-white illustrations, it's more than just a book—it's a gateway to a bygone era of storytelling.


  • Title: Mother West Wind Why Stories
  • Publication Date: 1915
  • Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap
  • Format: Hard Cover
  • Pages: 230
  • Dimensions: 7x5x1
  • Language: English
  • Condition: Bumped corners, writing on pages, spotting and rips on a page, split in binding on back book board (all pages are legible and attached)

Key Features:

  • The book is a charming collection of stories designed to answer the natural questions children often pose. Dive into tales that revolve around various animals and their adventures, each offering unique life lessons.
  • Thornton W. Burgess was a conservationist and celebrated author of children's stories in the early 20th century. His work was pivotal in developing the children's literature genre that focuses on wildlife.
  • The book represents not just a story but a community of characters—animals that your child or even you can grow with. It adds a historical touch to any book collection.
  • Perfect for bedtime stories, reading sessions with your child, or even for nostalgic reading as an adult.
  • The hardcover ensures durability, even though it's vintage. Its weathered look adds an extra layer of character to the book.
  • From its bumped corners to its unique imperfections like writing and spotting, this book is a treasure trove of historical charm.


For those of you who cherish vintage books as much as I do, I've written a fantastic article titled "Preserve Old Books Like a Pro; Save Your Special Reads." Consider giving it a read to keep this classic in its best condition. 📚🌟


The vintage items I share with you have been previously owned and loved. They may show some wear, as is typical for vintage pieces. Please use the pictures as a guide. If you have any questions or need more photos, ask.

In Summation:

Don't miss this chance to add a cherished piece of literary history to your or your child's bookshelf. It's not just a book; it's a keepsake.

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