Tommy and the Wishing Stone

Thornton W. BURGESS (1874 - 1965)

This is the story about Tommy and how he came to better understand the animals around him. Tommy has a favourite stone that he likes to sit upon to think about his day and ponder his troubles. He comes to name this stone the wishing-stone, as it seems to grant his impulsive wishes to become various animals that happen to cross his path while sitting there. Tommy learns first-hand about the exciting life of these animals and gains a new perspective after each exciting adventure. - Summary by SweetHome

Genre(s): Animals & Nature

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Tommy and the Wishing-Stone SweetHome
00:20:06
Play 02 Why Tommy Became a Friend of Red Squirrels SweetHome
00:23:11
Play 03 Why Peter Rabbit Has One Less Enemy SweetHome
00:21:36
Play 04 How It Happened That Reddy Fox Gained a Friend SweetHome
00:25:19
Play 05 How Tommy Envied Honker the Goose SweetHome
00:23:47
Play 06 Tommy Becomes a Very Humble Person SweetHome
00:25:08
Play 07 Why Tommy Took up All His Traps SweetHome
00:26:48
Play 08 How Tommy Learned to Admire Thunderer the Ruffed Grouse SweetHome
00:25:52
Play 09 What Happened When Tommy Became a Mink SweetHome
00:22:00
Play 10 The Pleasures and Troubles of Bobby Coon SweetHome
00:22:52
Play 11 Tommy Becomes a Furry Engineer SweetHome
00:25:10
Play 12 Tommy Learns What It Is like to Be a Bear SweetHome
00:23:26