內容簡介 Thornton W. Burgess was an important and influential American conservationist and a prolific author of charming children's stories. For over 50 years, Burgess published numerous popular books on the flora and fauna of the natural world and wrote a regular newspaper column called "Bedtime Stories". Often affectionately referred to as the "Bedtime Story-Man", Burgess celebrated his love for the natural world through humorous and educational stories for children in both his books and in his popular column. Published in 1910, "Old Mother West Wind" is his first book to appear in print and introduces readers to many of his most enduring and beloved characters. Children will enjoy meeting Peter Rabbit, Jimmy Skunk, Bobby Raccoon, Little Joe Otter, Jerry Muskrat, and more funny animals for the first time and joining in their entertaining adventures. Burgess had a special ability to combine an educational story about the behaviors, habitats, and characteristics of the creatures of the natural world while also captivating audiences both young and old. This edition is printed on premium acid-free paper and includes the original illustrations by George F. Kerr.