April 5, 2014 9:39 AM   Subscribe

Help me find this book series I loved as a kid. It documented the anthropomorphized life of assorted woodland creatures. Not fantasy, exactly, just woodland creatures doing woodland things. Nothing like Redwall. They were "chapter books," and I remember their covers being green. There were a lot of them- I want to say a dozen? One story-line revolved around a family of beavers. Any ideas, hive mind?
posted by BungaDunga to Media & Arts (6 answers total)
Could they have been children's books by Thornton Burgess?
posted by skycrashesdown at 9:47 AM on April 5, 2014 [4 favorites]

Could they have been some of the Thornton Burgess novels published as part of the Dover Children's Thift Series? There's one titled The Adventures of Paddy the Beaver.
posted by drlith at 9:50 AM on April 5, 2014

It sounds a little bit like Sam Pig?
posted by emilyw at 10:14 AM on April 5, 2014

One of the Colin Thompson Wild Stories books?

I learn from the introduction that it was first published in the UK in 1993 as Sid the Mosquito & Other Wild Stories, then a second book was published in 1995 as Attila the Bluebottle & More Wild Stories, then a third in 1996 called Venus the Caterpillar & Further Wild Stories. Published in one volume in the US as Wild Stories in the Oughts.
posted by Toekneesan at 12:41 PM on April 5, 2014

The Brambly Hedge books? Though I don't know that they'd count as chapter books unless you had several bound together in a collection...
posted by SymphonyNumberNine at 11:05 AM on April 6, 2014

The Thornton Burgess books fit the closest, I think it must have been one or more of them. I haven't found any covers or passages that give me a definite ping of recognition, but I'm pretty sure.


(P.S many of his books are on Project Gutenburg)
posted by BungaDunga at 6:44 PM on April 9, 2014

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