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Edited: May 22, 2012, 4:32pm Top

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Edited: May 20, 2008, 11:54am Top

Thornton Burgess?


ETA: Yes, it must be him, as I found this as well:


Are you a Bay Stater? (I live in Easthampton, MA.)

May 20, 2008, 1:28pm Top

Mr. Toad was a character in The Wind in the Willows, but I believe Kenneth Grahame was British. I'd be interested in knowing if Burgess was writing before of after Grahame.

May 20, 2008, 4:15pm Top

Apparently, Burgess was writing after Grahame (who was born in Scotland and raised in England):

The Wind in the Willows (1908)

Mr. Toad and Danny Meadow Mouse Take a Walk (1914)
Old Mr. Toad Gets His Stomach Full (1914)
The Adventures of Old Mr. Toad (1916)
Buster Bear Invites Old Mr. Toad to Dine (1922)

Wikipedia's a wonderful thing!

May 20, 2008, 4:57pm Top

Wow, Burgess was prolific! Lots of titles on Wikipedia and Project Gutenberg. I might try reading some of them to my kids.

May 28, 2008, 1:58pm Top

I think you might mean Arnold Lobel, he wrote books about Frog and Toad, such as Frog and Toad are Friends, and he was born in the 1930's. These books are great to read aloud and are perfect for early readers.

Jun 4, 2008, 1:14am Top

Hey! I grew up not too far from you, extrajoker. Amesbury, MA. Where I-95 and 495 meet on the map. I'll be visiting Shelburne Falls in a couple of weeks for my friend's wedding, too.

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