LibriVox recording of The Adventures of Chatterer the Red Squirrel (Dramatic Version) by Thornton W. Burgess. Read in English by LibriVox Volunteers. Author and editor of numerous children's books, Thornton W. Burgess was also a noted conservationist. In writing for youngsters he combined a gift for storytelling with his love of the outdoors, creating an entertaining menagerie of animals whose adventures he skillfully recounted in a series of charming fables. In them, he taught young readers about nature and encouraged them to love the "lesser folk in fur and feathers." In this delightfully told tale, Burgess chronicles the escapades of Chatterer the Red Squirrel, who's known throughout the Green Forest as a mischief maker. Narrowly escaping the clutches of Shadow the Weasel and Redtail the Hawk, the bushy-tailed little fellow decides to leave the forest for a new home, only to learn that curiosity, carelessness, and mistrust can lead to a heap of troubles. First published in 1915, this engaging story will charm readers of all ages — as well as young listeners. Recorded by students of Houghton College in Houghton, NY Characters: Mercedes Miller: Narrator Joe Miner: Chatterer Hannah Messerschmidt: Reddy, Pussy, Boy, Voices Kaitlyn McKinney: Sammy, Mom, Porky, Tommy Robert Kuchar: Peter, Farmer, Shadow
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