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The Adventures of Jerry Muskrat

Thornton W. Burgess

Book Overview: 

Join us as we follow Jerry Muskrat and his friends on an adventure to discover what is threatening their homeland, Laughing Brook and Smiling Pool.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .Why, all the Minks and the Coons and the Otters and the Muskrats, who live and play around the Smiling Pool and the Laughing Brook, were hunting for traps. Yes, Sir, they were hunting for traps set by Farmer Brown's boy, just as Grandfather Frog had advised them to.

Jerry Muskrat and Little Joe Otter were hunting together. They were swimming along close to shore just where the Laughing Brook leaves the Smiling Pool, when Jerry wrinkled up his funny little nose and stopped swimming. Sniff, sniff, sniff, went Jerry Muskrat. Then little cold shivers ran down his backbone and way out to the tip of his tail.

"What is it?" asked Little Joe Otter.

"It's the man-smell," whispered Jerry.

Just then Little Joe Otter gave a long sniff. "My, I smell fish!" he cried, his eyes sparkling, and started in the direction from which the smell came. He swam faster than Jerry, and in a minute he shouted in delight.

"Hi, Jerry! Some one's . . . Read More

Community Reviews

The World of the Green Forest and Meadows was one of my absolute favourites when I was young. I've spent much time collecting as many Thornton Burgess books as I can find for my children now. These are the most charming, unassuming books you could ever dream of reading. Thornton Burgess teaches u...more

I often read children's books as light reading, without having to really think about what the universe is telling us etc. This book was charming in the essence that it is straightforward in its story. It starts with an intro to Jerry Muskrat and how he is caught in the farmer's boy's trap even th...more

The Adventures of Jerry Muskrat has a good mix of tension, humor, life lessons, and tidbits about the animals in the book.

This book is very exciting because you never know what's going to happen next! The best two characters in the book are Spotty the Turtle and Jerry Muskrat. I like Spotty the Turtle's sayings. And I like Jerry Muskrat because he is just plain funny.

This was a fun little book that told about different creatures through story. The chapters were extremely short (some just a couple pages) and tended to summarize/recap the last chapter. Which might have been helpful to pull the threads of memory out for us if we only read one chapter a day; but...more

Darling books

Full of virtues and morals and wonderful lessons for young people. A great series of books to read from nightly.

New (to me) author. Sweet little tale of small animals—Grandfather Frog, Jerry Muskrat, Billy Mink, Spotty Turtle, and Joe Otter among them—living by the Laughing Brook and Smiling Pool. In this one they deal with traps put by Farmer Brown’s son and a mysterious trouble that has struck their home...more

The Thornton Burgess series in general is quite an endearing series of children's books, which do a fine job of being readable by young readers and having interesting plots and introducing young people to a variety of animals in a semi-anthropomorphized way. This particular entry, "The Adventures...more

The Burgess Books

This is a phrase that brings a smile to my face as often as I hear it. As a young child, I would lose myself for hours in the simple world of the wood and pond inhabited by Little Joe Otter, Buster Bear, Grandfather Frog, and terrorized by Farmer Brown's Boy. I can remember the...more

In The Adventures of Jerry Muskrat, Jerry and his friends, Billy Mink, Little Joe Otter, Grandfather Frog and Spotty the Turtle, have a problem. Suddenly, the Smiling Pool isn’t smiling and the Laughing Brook isn’t laughing! What has happened to the water? They set off upstream to find out what h...more

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