The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

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In a beautiful single volume, Inga Moore’s magical illustrations bring Kenneth Grahame’s much-loved classic to life for a new generation of readers.

Kenneth Grahame’s classic tale of the pleasures of country life and the dependability of good friends will never grow old. Now, in this splendid volume, Inga Moore recaptures its scenes and its characters with richly patterned and warmly detailed illustrations. Here, drawn with charming freshness, are impulsive dear Mole, rash Mr. Toad, reclusive Badger, and sensible Rat, so happy just "messing around in boats." And here are the most treasured moments from THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS - Mole’s first enraptured row on the river, Toad’s irrepressible adventures in and out of automobiles, and many more. So gather ’round to read or listen, and, as Mole and Rat would heartily agree, a fine time will be had by all.
 

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 September 15, 2003 by Candlewick. 184 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Despite the attractive large format of this pleasant complete edition of the 1908 classic, the illustrations seem bland in comparison with either the lively wit of Ernest Shepard's drawings or Rackham's elegant and endearing detail.

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Inga Moore's illustrations lend a luminous air to the tale of Mole, Mr. Toad, Badger and Rat in Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows, abridged by Moore. She uses delicate pen-and-ink drawings

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New children's books come and go like the wind these days, but the old classics, all safely out of copyright, get wheeled out year after year.

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New children's books come and go like the wind these days, but the old classics, all safely out of copyright, get wheeled out year after year.

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Grahame's Dream Days, another collection of stories published in 1899, was followed by nine years of silence before The Wind in the Willows, which, when it appeared, disconcerted some critics who had admired his earlier work and were not expecting a children's book.

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Publishers Weekly

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Michael Hague illustrates three collections of time-proven tales.

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Inga Moore's illustrations lend a luminous air to the tale of Mole, Mr. Toad, Badger and Rat in Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows, abridged by Moore.

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The Telegraph

His unbridled affection for the classic children’s story, first published in 1908, makes him a winning guide for this touching investigation into the book and its author Kenneth Grahame.

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The Telegraph

Kenneth Grahame’s classic is sometimes recast as an ecological morality fable, but Tuckett plays the story straight: three furry fogeys defending their arcadia from oikish weasels and the combustion engine.

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Common Sense Media

Toad gets bored with boating and finds a new hobby -- motor cars -- that results in a prison break and a somewhat reformed Toad sees the error of his ways through the help of his pals.

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Toad gets bored with boating and finds a new hobby -- motor cars -- that results in a prison break and a somewhat reformed Toad sees the error of his ways through the help of his pals.

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Arts Sarasota

The adventures of the animals are highly entertaining, as Mole, Ratty, Mr. Badger and Toad work their way through a year's worth of hijinks, but a great deal of the book is a much deeper and more lyrical exposition on the beauty of the world, the nature of the changing seasons and the fleeting my...

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Seized by the Tale

It's unfair to pigeonhole this magnificent work as a mere classic of children's literature;

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