Richard Barnum

Squinty the Comical Pig


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"This comical children's tale about the funny adventures of a funny pig written by an unknown author. The publisher has hired authors t…

Blackie, A Lost Cat


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Blackie is a coal black cat who lives with two children and their parents. One day she is led astray by a neighboring cat and decides to go…

Don, a Runaway Dog: His Many Adventures


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Don was one of five little puppies. With his brothers and sisters he cuddled up close to Mrs. Gurr, the mother dog, to keep warm, for it was…

Slicko, the Jumping Squirrel


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The Squirrel family lived half-way up a tall tree in their cozy little home, lined with soft, dried leaves and white, fluffy cotton. Slicko…

Toto, the Bustling Beaver


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Toto is the littlest beaver in his family and in the pond. He has much to experience and learn as he experiences the world and has adventur…

Sharp Eyes, the Silver Fox


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Sharp Eyes, the Silver Fox is another tale of adventure that follows a young silver fox from his birth in the woods of England, through trai…

Mappo, the Merry Monkey


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Mappo lived in a tree in the jungle with his family. He is the oldest of his siblings, and very smart, which would explain why he has so ma…

Flop Ear, the Funny Rabbit


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"Once upon a time, not so very many years ago, a family of rabbits lived in the woods near the top of a mountain. There were six in the…

Chunky, the Happy Hippo


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This is another in the Kneeland Animal Stories by Richard Barnum. Follow the many adventures of the little Chunky Hippo from his home in Afr…

Tum Tum, the Jolly Elephant


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Tum Tum is such a good-natured elephant, even through all his adventures. He is always so helpful, whether in his jungle home or in the cir…

Tinkle, the Trick Pony


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The Kneetime Animal Stories are charming children's stories about animals. The friends each have their own story, but make appearances in ot…

Nero, the Circus Lion


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Nero lived in the jungle with his family, his mom and dad, his brother and sister. He liked to play with his friend Switchie, who tends to …

Shaggo, the Mighty Buffalo


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This is a story on the circus animal series by Richard Barnum. Follow adventures of Shaggo, The Mighty Buffalo from prairie to circus life.…

Lightfoot, the Leaping Goat


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Lightfoot is a delightful little goat who jumps from one adventure to another, some heroic some just mischief, but always a lot of fun. This…

Don, a Runaway Dog: His Many Adventures (Version 2)


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Don is a dog with a yearning for adventure. After he escapes from home, he makes new friends and has a run-in with the dog-catcher, but he p…

Tamba, The Tame Tiger; His Many Adventures


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Richard Barnum was the pseudonym adopted by several authors of the Studemeyer Syndicate when writing the Kneetime Animal Stories for childre…

Winkie, the Wily Woodchuck: Her Many Adventures


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Winkie is a girl woodchuck that is always up for any adventure. And she and her sister Blinky have a lot of them as they scurry through the…

Shaggo, The Mighty Buffalo (Version 2)


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One of a series of children's books in the Kneetime Animal Stories series by Richard Barnum, the pen name of a number of authors in the Stra…

Dido, the Dancing Bear: His Many Adventures


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One of the Kneetime Animal Stories for children, Dido the Dancing Bear may seem unethical today, but when it was written in 1916, such spect…