The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

78%

14 Critic Reviews

...The Wind in the Willows deserves recognition as a novel in which adult readers will find wisdom, humour, entertainment and meaning, as well as many passages of great literary power, together with characters who live on in the English literary unconscious.
-Guardian

Synopsis

This hardcover edition of the classic tale of THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS has been read and loved by children for generations. Start a new tradition of reading this timeless tale in your home today!
•Fully illustrated in color, bringing each tale to life
•Filled with humor, adventure and imagination for children of all ages
•Great first-time reading for children as well as reading again for parents and grandparents
•Beautiful story and unforgettable characters
 

About Kenneth Grahame

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Brian Jacques (www.redwall.org) is the author of the bestselling Redwall and Castaways of the Flying Dutchman series.
 
Published April 17, 2012 by Aladdin. 202 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Arts & Photography, Education & Reference, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Humor & Entertainment, Romance, History. Fiction
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Critic reviews for The Wind in the Willows
All: 14 | Positive: 12 | Negative: 2

Publishers Weekly

Good
on Sep 01 2003

...Hague portrays the lush habitat of Toad, Mole, Rat and Badger in Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows. The handsomely designed oversize volumes present Hague's artwork in framed spreads and spot illustrations, just right for lap reading.

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Guardian

Good
Reviewed by Robert McCrum on Jun 07 2014

...The Wind in the Willows deserves recognition as a novel in which adult readers will find wisdom, humour, entertainment and meaning, as well as many passages of great literary power, together with characters who live on in the English literary unconscious.

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The Telegraph

Good
Reviewed by Alan Titchmarsh on Sep 30 2014

I reread the book each year, and each year I am reminded just how good it is. The chapter titled “The Piper at the Gates of Dawn” is as near as a child gets to feeling the threatening shadow of death in the literature of the time...

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Patheos

Good
Reviewed by willduquette on Apr 01 2014

...it turns out to be a quiet, rainy day sort of book, filled with joy in the world as it is, rather than a book of action and derring do.

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Fantasy Book Review

Good
Reviewed by Floresiensis on Apr 11 2015

The book is a test of character. We can’t criticise it, because it is criticising us. It is a Household Book; a book which everybody in the household loves, and quotes continually; a book which is read aloud to every guest and is regarded as the touchstone of his worth.

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Impressions In Ink

Good
Reviewed by Annette on Nov 04 2013

I love stories that have a moral lesson to it, The Wind in the Willows is a moral, good-ending, children's story. The illustrations in the book are what sets it apart and makes it marvelous.

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Angela's Anxious Life

Above average
Reviewed by ANGELA'S ANXIOUS LIFE on Aug 17 2014

I enjoyed this book.. but to be honest I think as a kid I might not have been interested in it. I think the story is a little dated. It is more of a literary classic now.

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So Many Books

Below average
Reviewed by Stefanie on Feb 04 2013

Wind in the Willows was a pleasant read and I would definitely consider giving it to a child. Not having nostalgia for it though I can’t say it comes anywhere close to entering my personal pantheon of treasured children’s books.

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Books 4 Your Kids

Good
Reviewed by Tanya on Feb 18 2013

...PLEASE read this book out loud to your children, even if they can read on their own and seem completely disinterested. Give it a try! You won't regret it and they will grow to adulthood, thanking you for planting these stories and images in their brains!

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Alex in Leeds

Good
Reviewed by Alex in a Library on Oct 05 2012

There’s a warmth and a relaxed pace that waits for you to pick up the sub-text rather than thrusting it at you on the first reading. I can see a 7 year old enjoying the surface story and every year finding more to think about and appreciate.

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The First Gates

Good
on Jan 25 2013

...Grahame gave readers over the last hundred years a world of peace and friendship, far from “the wide world” trials, where if you listen, you can sometimes make out the music of the gods of nature on the wind.

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Picture Book Reviews

Excellent
Reviewed by Teresa on May 28 2012

Absolutely delightful! Written over 100 years ago, the adventures of Mole, Ratty, and Toad continue to captivate and entertain readers of all ages.

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The First Gates

Good
on Aug 08 2011

If you have not yet discovered the magic of The Wind in the Willows (and I don’t mean Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride @Disney) I suggest you give it a look as soon as can. In my experience (as in Bilbo’s) there is no telling where the road will take you.

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Good
Reviewed by Paul Rance on Apr 30 2014

Like most of the classic children stories this book also appeals to adults. There's fun-filled adventures, fights, and a touch of philosophizing, and RATTY, MOLE and BADGER seem like wise old men compared to TOAD...

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