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Thornton Burgess

Born: Jan 14, 1874

Death: Jun 5, 1965

Birthplace: Sandwich

Nationality: United States

Thornton Burgess

Date of Birth : Jan 14, 1874
Date of Death : Jun 5, 1965
Birth Place : Sandwich

Thornton Waldo Burgess was a conservationist and author of children's stories. Burgess loved the beauty of nature and its living creatures so much that he wrote about them for 50 years in books and his newspaper column, Bedtime Stories. He was sometimes known as the Bedtime Story-Man. By the time he retired, he had written more than 170 books and 15,000 stories for the daily newspaper column.

Also known as


  • Bedtime Story-Man
  • Thornton W. (Thornton Waldo) Burgess
  • W. B. Thornton
  • W. Burgess Thornton
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