The Wind in the Willows
Written by Kenneth Grahame
Illustrated by E.H. Shepard
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Kenneth Grahame’s classic story of friendship and the countryside is at its best when published with the original illustrations by E.H Shepherd. The story tells of the mostly peaceful life of close friends Mole, Rat, Toad and Badger who do little more than potter about happily entertaining each other and messing about on the river.
Drama comes from small scale but exciting adventures such as Toad recklessly behind the wheel of his car, speeding around the countryside letting rip with the horn. Or from more serious events, an exciting skirmish against the weasels and stoats in the Wild Wood. Friendship, hospitality and the pursuit of having fun propel the adventures of these four animals as they go about their lives against the watery landscape.
**** 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.
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
This is a beautifully bound gift edition of this classic tale of the riverbank. 'Nice? It's the only thing,' said the Water Rat solemnly, as he leant forward for his stroke. 'Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.' When the Mole, bored of spring cleaning, leaves his tidy burrow behind, he finds that the River Bank is full of friends - brave and lively Ratty; kind, sleepy Badger; and the irresponsible Mr. Toad, famous for his wealth and his car smashes. But beyond the River Bank lies the Wild Wood, full of sinister weasels and stoats. When the Wild Wooders venture out and capture Toad Hall, the friends must band together to save it.
Launch titles in the Heritage Collection from Egmont include:
Classic Tales of Rupert by Alfred Bestall
Classic Tales of Oscar Wilde by Oscar Wilde
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
101 Dalmatians by Dodie Smith
- It is a book that breaks nearly every rule of modern children's fiction... it wasn't about fairies at the bottom of the garden, but it was about magic -- just the right kind of magic. It thrills me still to read it. --Shirley Hughes,
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Egmont Heritage an imprint of Egmont Childrens Books
1st October 2012
Egmont Heritage an imprint of Egmont Childrens Books is an imprint of Egmont Heritage
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