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Arthur Scott Bailey

Arthur Scott Bailey

1877–1949

Arthur Scott Bailey was an American author best known for his captivating children's literature, particularly his animal stories. Born in 1877 in St. Albans, Vermont, Bailey grew up surrounded by the beauty of rural life, which inspired his fascination with nature and animals.

After graduating from the University of Vermont, Bailey pursued a career in literature, drawing from his childhood experiences to create enchanting tales that captured the hearts of young readers. He authored over forty books, many of which featured talking animals with endearing personalities, such as the beloved "Sleepy-Time Tales" series.

Bailey's works were cherished for their gentle moral lessons and timeless storytelling, making them enduring classics in children's literature. His characters, including the mischievous Toodle and Toodle's woodland friends, enchanted generations of readers with their adventures and escapades.

Bailey's dedication to crafting stories that both entertained and educated children earned him widespread acclaim, and his books continue to be treasured by readers of all ages around the world. Through his imaginative storytelling and love for nature, Arthur Scott Bailey left a lasting legacy that continues to inspire readers to appreciate the wonders of the natural world.

Important Works:

Sleepy-Time Tales

  • The Tale of Cuffy Bear
  • The Tale of Frisky Squirrel 
  • The Tale of Tommy Fox 
  • The Tale of Fatty Coon 
  • The Tale of Jimmy Rabbit 
  • The Tale of Sandy Chipmunk 
  • The Tale of Brownie Beaver 
  • The Tale of Paddy Muskrat 
  • The Tale of Peter Mink 
  • The Tale of Billy Woodchuck
  • The Tale of Ferdinand Frog 
  • The Tale of Dickie Deer Mouse 
  • The Tale of Timothy Turtle 
  • The Tale of Major Monkey
  • The Tale of Benny Badger
  • The Tale of Grandfather Mole 
  • The Tale of Grumpy Weasel 
  • The Tale of Master Meadow Mouse 
  • The Tale of Nimble Deer 

Tuck-Me-In Tales

  • The Tale of Jolly Robin 
  • The Tale of Old Mr. Crow 
  • The Tale of Solomon Owl 
  • The Tale of Jasper Jay 
  • The Tale of Rusty Wren
  • The Tale of Daddy Longlegs 
  • The Tale of Kiddie Katydid 
  • The Tale of Betsy Butterfly 
  • The Tale of Buster Bumblebee 
  • The Tale of Freddie Firefly
  • The Tale of Bobby Bobolink 
  • The Tale of Chirpy Cricket
  • The Tale of Mrs. Ladybug
  • The Tale of Reddy Woodpecker 
  • The Tale of Grandma Goose 

Slumber-Town Tales

  • The Tale of Miss Kitty Cat
  • The Tale of Old Dog Spot 
  • The Tale of Henrietta Hen
  • The Tale of Pony Twinkleheels 
  • The Tale of Grunty Pig 
  • The Tale of Muley Cow 
  • The Tale of Turkey Proudfoot
  • The Tale of Snowball Lamb 
  • The Tale of Mistah Mule 

The Cuffy Bear Books

  • Cuffy Bear and the Circus 
  • Cuffy Bear and the Scarecrow 
  • Cuffy Bear's Holidays 
  • Cuffy Bear and the Snowman