Join Billy Mink, Bobby Raccoon, and Jumper the Hare as they battle the Rats, a crew of robbers that takes over the Big Barn and makes life miserable for the peaceful creatures of the Green Forest. These farmyard fables by a beloved storyteller offer young readers timeless lessons about the value of friendship and the importance of cooperation. The edition features charming illustrations by Harrison Cady. Author and conservationist Thornton Burgess (1874–1965) wrote thousands of animal stories for children, starting with the 1910 publication of Old Mother West Wind. His tales convey an imaginative fascination with wildlife and a sincere concern for nature, teaching gentle lessons about ecology and respect for the environment.