The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
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The Wind in the Willows is a book full of paradoxes — it's an ironical and deeply political nursery story, an ode to the hearth and the open road.
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Kenneth Grahame was a popular 20th century writer best known for kids books. In fact, his classic The Wind in the Willows is considered one of the greatest kids books ever written.
 

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Kenneth Grahame began writing in 1879 as an escape from the drudgery of his job at the Bank of England. The Wind in the Willows started as a bedtime story for his son Alistair, and Grahame later continued the story in letters to his son. The book was published in 1908 and has never been out of print.   Illustrator Robert Ingpen studied illustration and book design at The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. In 1986 he received the Hans Christian Andersen Award for his contribution to children's literature, and he was recently honored with the Membership of the Order of Australia.
 
Published April 17, 2012 by Aladdin. 202 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Humor & Entertainment, Education & Reference, Arts & Photography, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Romance, History, Young Adult. Fiction
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Reviewed by Charles McGrath on Jul 10 2009

Part of their appeal is that they’re nostalgic, as we are, for childhood itself, or for a simpler past that seems to embody childhood virtue. Of all these books “The Wind in the Willows” may be the oddest and most endearing.

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Reviewed by Parul Sehgal on Dec 27 2013

The Wind in the Willows is a book full of paradoxes — it's an ironical and deeply political nursery story, an ode to the hearth and the open road.

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