The Wind in the Willows - 75th Edition by Kenneth Grahame (Hardcover)
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About the BookThis reissue of the classic animal story featuring friends Toad, Mole, Rat, and Badger celebrates the book's 75th anniversary.
Book SynopsisSince its beginnings as a series of stories told to Kenneth Grahame's young son, The Wind in the Willows has gone on to become one of the best-loved children's books of all time. The timeless story of Toad, Rat, Mole, and Badger has delighted readers of all ages for more than eighty years. Friendly Rat, mild-mannered Mole, wise Badger, and kind--but conceited--Toad all live on the banks of the Thames. While Mole and Rat are content to go out in a row boat or travel the roads in a caravan, Toad prefers the excitement of motor cars. He's already wrecked seven! While his friends try to keep him out of trouble, his passion for cars eventually results in his being caught and kept prisoner in the remotest dungeon of the best-guarded castle in all the land. Somehow, he has to escape and get home but what will he find when he gets there? The Wind in the Willows is a book for those "who keep the spirit of youth alive in them; of life, sunshine, running water, woodlands, dusty roads, winter firesides." So, wrote Kenneth Grahame of his timeless tale of Rat, Mole, Badger, and Toad.
About the AuthorKenneth Grahame was born in Scotland in 1859. His best-known story, The Wind in the Willows, began as a series of bedtime stories for his son. It was published in 1908. Grahame died in 1932 but his book lived on. The Wind in the Willows has been adapted for the stage, film, and television, and it has never been out of print. Ernest Shepard (1879-1976) was an English painter and book illustrator. Encouraged by his parents to pursue art, he attended the Royal Academy Schools and began his career illustrating for Punch magazine. During the First World War, he aided the Intelligence Department by sketching combat areas, and he was later awarded the Military Cross for his service with the Royal Artillery. In addition to his work as an artist, Shepard wrote two autobiographies and two novels for children. He is best remembered for his anthropomorphic animal illustrations in The Wind and the Willows and the Winnie-the-Pooh series.
Dimensions (Overall): 9.37 Inches (H) x 6.33 Inches (W) x .96 Inches (D)
Weight: 1.05 Pounds
Suggested Age: 7-10 Years
Number of Pages: 256
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Author: Kenneth Grahame
Street Date: September 1, 1983
Item Number (DPCI): 248-03-0280
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship weight: 1.05 pounds
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