Synopses & Reviews
As this delightful story opens, something strange is going on! The waters of the Laughing Brook and Smiling Pool have become a mere trickle, causing alarm among the creatures of the Green Forest.
It seems Jerry Muskrat's cousin, Paddy the Beaver, has come south to make himself a new home. That means he had to stop the waters that flowed in the Laughing Brook and Smiling Pool to make a fine new pond for himself and a comfortable home of sticks and mud. But what will happen to the waterways in the Green Forest?Young readers will find out in this charming tale of woodland adventure, as the gentle, good-natured beaver wins over scolding Sammy Jay and the two work together to outsmart Old Man Coyote.This timeless story, with original illustrations by Harrison Cady, not only entertains young readers and listeners, it also imparts valuable lessons about friendship, trust, and respect for the environment.
The creatures of the Green Forest get a big surprise when Paddy the Beaver decides to build a dam over the Laughing Brook to make himself a new home.
The creatures of the Green Forest get a big surprise when Paddy the Beaver decides to build a dam over the Laughing Brook to create a pool of water for his new home. The good-natured beaver's kindness eventually wins him new friends in this timeless tale that imparts valuable lessons.
A pioneer conservationist, Thornton W. Burgess (1874-1965) created the world of the Green Forest, a lively woodland community populated by Peter Rabbit, Chatterer the Red Squirrel, Prickly Porky, Hooty the Owl, and other lovable creatures. Generations of young readers have loved and learned from these timeless fables and their important lessons about friendship, wildlife, and the environment.
About the Author
Author and conservationist Thornton W. Burgess (1874-1965) wrote thousands of animal stories for children, starting with the 1910 publication of Old Mother West Wind.
Burgess's tales convey his fascination with wildlife and his concern for nature, teaching gentle lessons about ecology and respect for the environment.