The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

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"Meek little Mole, willful Ratty, Badger the perennial bachelor, and petulant Toad. Since their first appearance over a hundred years ago in 1908, they've become emblematic archetypes of eccentricity, folly, and friendship. And their misadventures--in gypsy caravans, stolen sports cars, and their beloved Wild Wood--continue to capture readers' imaginations and warm their hearts long after they grow up. Begun as a series of letters from Kenneth Grahame to his son, THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS is a timeless tale of animal cunning and human camaraderie"--
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2013
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9780763665265
0763665266
Branch Call Number: GRAHAME K
Characteristics: 249 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Roberts, David - Illustrator

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GCPL_Youth Jul 28, 2017

Timeless. This is just such a wonderful book. If you liked this and need something a little denser and more mature, try your hand at 'Watership Down'.

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AMDLibrary
Jun 13, 2017

Wonderful classic adventures of mole, rat and other forest friends. Rich language and subtle humour cultivate vocabulary and writing style for young (and old!) minds, an artform rare in modern times. Deeply appreciate these stories.

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TheSandoz
Mar 17, 2017

Begun as a series of letters from Kenneth Grahame to his son, The Wind in the Willows is a timeless tale of animal cunning and human camaraderie. Since its first publication in 1908, generations of adults and children have cherished this world of gurgling rivers and whispering reeds, serving as home to the most lovable creatures in all literature―Rat, Mole, Badger, and the irrepressible Toad of Toad Hall; with his goggles, overcoat and love of fast cars. Follow these little adventurers through gypsy caravans, stolen sports cars, and their Wild Wood.

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Julia_Lit_Teacher
Jul 06, 2016

I just absolutely loved this book! I read it to my 3rd & 4th grade Literature class and they were entranced from the start. I laughed as much as they did and I think I enjoyed it even more than the children. I ended up buying a copy - I liked it that much - but I have to say that this particular publication has the best illustrations of all - they are enticing and funny!

vpl_childrens Dec 15, 2015

First published in 1908, "The Wind in the Willows" has been capturing the hearts and imaginations of children and adults alike for over a century. A story about loyalty and friendship, Grahame's book follows the story of bashful Mole, wise Rat, boastful Toad and practical Badger, who live in the beautiful and pristine English countryside.

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duckjohnson17
Oct 18, 2015

The ebook version does not include illustrations as of October 18, 2015. Go for the print version to see some of the beautiful illustrations.

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Allen Tu
Aug 23, 2015

It is a great story!

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Teagan31
Jun 22, 2015

Kenneth Grahame is an amazing author! His prose is absolutely stunning, and his descriptions sparkle with detail. Grahame can create the most beautiful, stunning adventures, only to offset them with the Toad. Yes, the Toad. He is a class all to himself!

yellow_wolf_107 Jun 18, 2015

This was an okay book, I've read it before, It's good if you are an animal character sort of person.

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dschu930
Apr 30, 2014

I loved this book as a child and I still like to re-read it occasionally. It is such a gentle story but at the same time deals with the big important ideas like friendship, courage, honesty and responsibility. I must say that as a kid I never realized that life lessons were being taught; it was just a good read.

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joycemas
Jul 03, 2014

joycemas thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 5 and 7

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Teagan31
Jun 22, 2015

When the Mole gets fed up with spring cleaning and runs out of his home, he discovers the river and boating. This creates a lifetime of adventures, both awe-inspiring and hilarious, with friends like the Badger, he Water Rat, the Otter and, of course, the not-so-bright, terrifically funny Toad.

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