The Adventures of Chatterer the Red Squirrel (Dramatic Reading)

Thornton W. Burgess (1874 - 1965)

Author and editor of numerous children's books, Thornton W. Burgess was also a noted conservationist. In writing for youngsters he combined a gift for storytelling with his love of the outdoors, creating an entertaining menagerie of animals whose adventures he skillfully recounted in a series of charming fables. In them, he taught young readers about nature and encouraged them to love the "lesser folk in fur and feathers."

In this delightfully told tale, Burgess chronicles the escapades of Chatterer the Red Squirrel, who's known throughout the Green Forest as a mischief maker. Narrowly escaping the clutches of Shadow the Weasel and Redtail the Hawk, the bushy-tailed little fellow decides to leave the forest for a new home, only to learn that curiosity, carelessness, and mistrust can lead to a heap of troubles.

First published in 1915, this engaging story will charm readers of all ages — as well as young listeners.

Recorded by students of Houghton College in Houghton, NY

Characters:

Mercedes Miller: Narrator

Joe Miner: Chatterer

Hannah Messerschmidt: Reddy, Pussy, Boy, Voices

Kaitlyn McKinney: Sammy, Mom, Porky, Tommy

Robert Kuchar: Peter, Farmer, Shadow

Genre(s): Dramatic Readings, Action & Adventure, Animals & Nature

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Chatterer the Red Squirrel Runs for his Life Hannah M.
00:03:56
Play 02 Chatterer's Last Chance Hannah M.
00:04:18
Play 03 Chatterer tells Sammy Jay about Shadow the Weasel Hannah M.
00:04:00
Play 04 Chatterer Leaves the Green Forest Hannah M.
00:04:20
Play 05 Chatterer Finds a Home Hannah M.
00:03:52
Play 06 Peter Rabbit Listens to the Wrong Voice Hannah M.
00:04:38
Play 07 How Chatterer had Fooled Peter Rabbit Hannah M.
00:04:02
Play 08 Chatterer grows careless Hannah M.
00:03:58
Play 09 Chatterer grows too curious Hannah M.
00:04:50
Play 10 Old Mr Trouble gets Chatterer at last Hannah M.
00:03:10
Play 11 What happened next to Chatterer Hannah M.
00:03:06
Play 12 Chatterer is sure that thi is his last day Hannah M.
00:03:16
Play 13 Chatterer is put in prison Hannah M.
00:04:30
Play 14 Chatterer decides to live Hannah M.
00:03:43
Play 15 Farmer Brown's Boy tries to make friends Hannah M.
00:03:58
Play 16 Chatterer has a pleasant surprise Hannah M.
00:04:05
Play 17 Sammy Jay's sharp eyes Hannah M.
00:04:04
Play 18 Chatterer is made fun of Hannah M.
00:04:07
Play 19 Peter Rabbit tries to help Hannah M.
00:04:09
Play 20 Chatterer has another great surprise Hannah M.
00:04:15
Play 21 Chatterer hears the small voice Hannah M.
00:04:16
Play 22 Tommy Tit makes good his boast Hannah M.
00:03:44
Play 23 Chatterer grows very, very bold Hannah M.
00:04:11