The Wind in the Willows (Illustrated by Robert Ingpen) by Kenneth Grahame
  

The Wind in the Willows (Illustrated by Robert Ingpen)

Written by Kenneth Grahame
Illustrated by Robert Ingpen
Part of the Templar Classics: Ingpen Series

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This timeless tale has never been out of print and remains one of the best loved children’s titles in English literature. Grahame’s wonderful imagination and quiet humour continue to charm children and adults alike and this edition is beautifully complemented by some stunning illustrations throughout by award-winning illustrator Robert Ingpen. Other classics illustrated by Robert Ingpen and in a wonderful gift hardback edition include, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, The Jungle Book, and Peter Pan

**** Parents might also be interested in Wild Wood, Jan Needle's richly comic re-telling of Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows, a book which can be read as political satire but there's much more to enjoy. Though the wood is cold and unemployment bleak it only takes a sea rat with an accordion and a nip of Daisy Ferret's special brew to get the stoats and weasels partying. Wild Wood is as funny, as relevant and as pleasurable in 2014 as it was on first publication in 1981.

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The Wind in the Willows (Illustrated by Robert Ingpen) by Kenneth Grahame

To celebrate the centenary of the first publication of The Wind In The Willows in 1908, this magnificent new edition, complete and unabridged, has been beautifully illustrated by the award winning artist Robert Ingpen.

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“Robert Ingpen’s breathtaking autumnal illustrations depict the characters as real animals and evoke the English countryside so convincingly that you can almost smell the river.” - Nicolette Jones, The Sunday Times

About the Author

Kenneth Grahame

Kenneth Grahame was born in Edinburgh, Scotland but in early childhood, after being orphaned, moved to live with his grandmother on the banks of the River Thames in southern England. He was an outstanding pupil at St Edward's School in Oxford and wanted to attend Oxford University but was not allowed to do so by his guardian on grounds of cost. Instead he was sent to work at the Bank of England in 1879, and rose through the ranks until retiring as its Secretary in 1908 due to ill health. In addition to ill health, Grahame's retirement was precipitated in 1903 by a strange, possibly political, shooting incident at the bank. Grahame was shot at three times, all of them missed. Grahame's marriage to Elspeth Thomson was an unhappy one. They had only one child, a boy named Alastair, who was born blind in one eye and was plagued by health problems throughout his short life. Alastair eventually committed suicide on a railway track while an undergraduate at Oxford University, two days before his 20th birthday on 7 May, 1920. Out of respect for Kenneth Grahame, Alastair's demise was recorded as an accidental death. Kenneth Grahame died in Pangbourne, Berkshire in 1932.

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Format

Hardback
224 pages
Interest Age: 5+

Author

Kenneth Grahame
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Publisher

Templar Publishing

Publication date

1st September 2007

ISBN

9781840113525

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