[CHILDREN] Billy Mink, by Thornton W. Burgess-mtf

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Post by silverquill » May 15th, 2021, 9:25 pm

Billy Mink, by Thornton W. Burgess (1874 - 1965)

Volunteers outside the USA: Thornton W. Burgess died in 1965. This person's work may still be protected by copyright in countries where copyright duration is determined by the author's death date. In Europe this is 70 years; in Canada it is 50 years; and in Australia it is 70 years for authors who died after 1955
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“The stranger and the unknown must be always looked on with distrust.” --  Billy Mink

The Green Forest and the Smiling Pool are full of adventure for Billy Mink and his animal friends – Bobby Coon, Jerry Muskrat, Juniper Hare and the others. But, danger lurks with a plot from the Robber Rats. How will Billy Mink win the day?

This is the first of the "Smiling Pool Series" of stories by prolific author of 150 animal books for the children, Thornton W. Burgess.
(Summary by Larry Wilson)
Source text (please read only from this text!): https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/65308

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Genres for the project: Children's Fiction/Animals & Nature

Keywords that describe the book: animal stories

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Post by Nedge » May 16th, 2021, 7:35 am

I have another kid book with a few chapters to catch up on, but please sign me up for two chapters of this one once the MW goes up!

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Post by mleigh » May 16th, 2021, 7:59 am

Can I have 36, 37, and 38 - chapters on the rabbit?

Pg 172 - 185 if I have the chapters wrong.

Thanks,

M

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Post by mightyfelix » May 16th, 2021, 5:56 pm

Hi, Larry. I'll set this up for you.

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Post by mightyfelix » May 16th, 2021, 6:25 pm

MW is ready! Let me know if you need anything else. :D

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Post by loon » May 16th, 2021, 8:06 pm

Hi Larry. I'd be happy to DPL if you wish.
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Post by silverquill » May 16th, 2021, 8:18 pm

loon wrote:
May 16th, 2021, 8:06 pm
Hi Larry. I'd be happy to DPL if you wish.
I was just about to send you a note, Rich, so most happy to welcome you to the project. :clap:

Thanks for setting us up, Devorah.

These are really short sections, so I think you can move us to short works, if that's okay.
And, wonder what you would think about setting a 1-month deadline for this?
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Post by silverquill » May 16th, 2021, 8:36 pm

Nedge wrote:
May 16th, 2021, 7:35 am
I have another kid book with a few chapters to catch up on, but please sign me up for two chapters of this one once the MW goes up!

Nan
Sure! Might as well be the first two. :D
Thanks.
~ Larry

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Post by silverquill » May 16th, 2021, 8:38 pm

mleigh wrote:
May 16th, 2021, 7:59 am
Can I have 36, 37, and 38 - chapters on the rabbit?

Pg 172 - 185 if I have the chapters wrong.

Thanks,

M
Thank you!
Glad to give you the bunnies. :wink:
I think these are the ones you want.
~ Larry

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Post by mightyfelix » May 16th, 2021, 9:29 pm

silverquill wrote:
May 16th, 2021, 8:18 pm
loon wrote:
May 16th, 2021, 8:06 pm
Hi Larry. I'd be happy to DPL if you wish.
I was just about to send you a note, Rich, so most happy to welcome you to the project. :clap:

Thanks for setting us up, Devorah.

These are really short sections, so I think you can move us to short works, if that's okay.
And, wonder what you would think about setting a 1-month deadline for this?
I'll put Rich in as DPL, and I agree that Short Works would be the best spot.

And yes, you can set 1 month as the deadline if you wish.

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Post by mleigh » May 17th, 2021, 1:26 pm

I see I missed the conclusion to the rabbit story. So, could I please have the next chapter - 39? The others are are read, they were quite short, and I will try to edit them quickly as I see you want them done in a month. :D


Thanks,

M

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Post by Katgirl576 » May 17th, 2021, 1:41 pm

Hi there,

I'd like chapters 3, 4, and 5 if that's alright :)

Heather

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Post by KuyaCarrot » May 17th, 2021, 8:26 pm

Hello!
May I try reading chapters 6 and 7?

Thank you very much!

-Matt

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Post by silverquill » May 17th, 2021, 10:23 pm

mleigh wrote:
May 17th, 2021, 1:26 pm
I see I missed the conclusion to the rabbit story. So, could I please have the next chapter - 39? The others are are read, they were quite short, and I will try to edit them quickly as I see you want them done in a month. :D

Thanks,

M
You're in for this.

Yes with 40 of these short sections, I wanted to keep this moving and not have to wait for two months for a quick read....
~ Larry

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Post by silverquill » May 17th, 2021, 10:24 pm

Katgirl576 wrote:
May 17th, 2021, 1:41 pm
Hi there,

I'd like chapters 3, 4, and 5 if that's alright :)

Heather
Thank you!
I've assigned these to you.
Remember the 1-month limit for this project.
~ Larry

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