I really liked Reddy Fox’s character – the typical teenager attitude that Granny is getting old and he knows better, just to be shown up by Granny time and time again! Older and wise, indeed. I also especially liked the part when Reddy was injured, and Peter Rabbit came to make fun of him…only to sympathize and be kind instead. Great lessons for children as always!
Thornton Waldo Burgess, born on January 14th, 1874 in Sandwich, Massachusetts, was the author of a great many children’s classics including this wonderful volume of The Adventures Of Reddy Fox. A conservationist he loved the raw, wild beauty of the natural world, writing about it for half a century in books and his newspaper column. During his lifetime he wrote over 170 books and 15,000 daily newspaper columns. That’s quite an output by anybody’s standards. Indeed his column ‘Bedtime Stories’ earned him the moniker ‘Bedtime Story Man’