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The Adventures of Grandfather Frog

Thornton W. Burgess

Book Overview: 

Longlegs the Blue Heron felt decidedly out of sorts. It was a beautiful morning, too beautiful for any one to be feeling that way. Indeed, it was the same beautiful morning in which Grandfather Frog had caught so many foolish green flies.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .ifficult thing to do, because, you know, his voice is very harsh and disagreeable. "The truth is, I haven't had a mouthful of breakfast and to be hungry is apt to make me cross. Where did you say Grandfather Frog is?"

"I didn't say," replied Little Joe, "but if you really want to know, he is sitting on his big green lily-pad in the Smiling Pool fast asleep right in plain sight."

"Thank you," said Longlegs. "I believe I have an errand up that way, now I think of it. I believe I'll just go over and have a look at him. I have never seen him asleep."

"Thank you," said Longlegs. "I believe I have an errand up that way." Page 10.

Longlegs Visits The Smiling Pool

Longlegs the Blue Heron watched Billy Mink and Little Joe Otter disappear down the Laughing Brook. As long as they were in sight, he sat without moving, his head drawn down between his shoulders just as if he had nothing more important to think ab. . . Read More

Community Reviews

First published not in the 40s but in the teens. The edition I read was a 1924 reprint. Still always a fun read and the old books are in amazing shape.

A walk down memory lane. The Merry Little Breezes, Little Joe Otter, Billy Mink, Jerry Muskrat, Farmer Brown’s boy. "Chugarum!”

I loved these books as a boy, and still do. The Adventures of Grandfather Frog is the eighth of The Bedtime Story books written by Thornton Burgess and lovingly illustrated by Harrison Cady. The stories were read to my brother and I by my father when we were kids just before bedtime, so in all fairn

Part of our HOD curriculum I’m reading with my 6 yo. Probably my personal favorite of the Burgess stories we’ve read yet! A cute book with some relevant lessons that were even good reminders for the adults in the room :)

I liked when Bowser the Hound or Black Pussy played with Grandfather Frog. Bowser the Hound went first, and then went Black Pussy. You'll find out what happens.

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