Mother West Wind's Children by Thornton W. Burgess, Illustrated by Harrison Cady, Little Brown & Co., Copyright 1911, republished 1985. Softbound book in excellent condition with fabulous illustrations. Thornton Burgess was born in 1874 in Sandwich, Mass. Growing up he frequently roamed the fields, woods & salt marshes of Cape Cod where he came to know the birds, animals and plant life well. This is a collection of why stories. Why is Danny Meadow Mouse's tail so short? Why are Peter Rabbit's ears so long?