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There’s something truly special about tucking in the young ones and reading them a short story, as they look on, smiling, eyes drooping, happily envisioning the little drama. A kiss on the forehead follows, and it’s off to sweet dreams.

We have published a delightful book, The National Review Treasury of Classic Bedtime Stories, that is perfect for these special nighttime moments and that will bring much enjoyment to the little ones in your life. This 360-page book collects ten of Thornton Burgess’s wholesome tales (every one has a clear lesson) of the beloved critters and creatures (Peter Rabbit, Jimmy Skunk, Reddy Fox, and so many more) of the Green Meadows, the Green Forest, the Laughing Brook, and the Brier Patch. Each one of the 10 “adventures” – illustrated by the renowned Harrison Cady – comes in 24 or so chapters, and is ideal for bedtime reading (two or three chapters each night before lights out) by you to your children or grandchildren. The book is also perfect for first- through third-graders who are beginning readers.

Burgess’s stories delighted millions of American children over half a century, and we have happily republished them so today’s children can enjoy and learn from them.

Every child deserves a good book, especially one a parent or grandparent can trust, so we encourage you to give the special little ones in your life The National Review Treasury of Classic Bedtime Stories. It can be ordered here. And don’t forget that when you purchase any of our “Treasury” titles, you will receive a free copy of Queen Zixi of Ix, or The Story of the Magic Cloak, the story the great L. Frank Baum (author of the classic “Oz” books) said was his best work.

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