Return to the Willows by Jacqueline Kelly

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Mole, Ratty, Toad, and Badger are back for more rollicking adventures in this sequel to The Wind in the Willows. With lavish illustrations by Clint Young, Jacqueline Kelly masterfully evokes the magic of Kenneth Grahame's beloved children's classic and brings it to life for a whole new generation.

About Jacqueline Kelly

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Jacqueline Kelly was born in New Zealand and raised in Canada. She now makes her home with her husband and various cats and dogs in Austin and Fentress, Texas. She is a practicing physician. Her first novel, The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate, was a Newbery Honor winner. G. Young was born and lives in Dallas, Texas.
Published October 30, 2012 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR). 301 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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This new Toad studies “hard data” on the woodchuck-chucking question and publishes “Jam Side Down: A Discourse on the Physics of Falling Toast.” While Toad’s at Cambridge serving as Lumbago Endowed Chair of Extremely Abstruse Knowledge, his nephew Humphrey goes unsupervised at Toad Hall.

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“It is a truth universally acknowledged that a toad in possession of a fortune must be in want of adventure,” writes Kelly (The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate) in this sequel to Kenneth Grahame’s 1908 classic, The Wind in the Willows, in which she supplies a boatload of mayhem and mishaps for ...

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"Jacqueline Kelly, a Newbery Honor-winner, does a masterful job of recreating the tone of the original story, capturing the essence of the original characters and showing what might have happened to our friends if Grahame had written the sequel himself."

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