Wind in the Willows with Game Cards by Kenneth Grahame

Wind in the Willows with Game Cards

Written by Kenneth Grahame
Illustrated by David Roberts

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The classic adventure of Mole, Ratty, Mr Badger and, of course, Mr Toad is beautifully presented in this gorgeous edition with illustrations by David Roberts. In addition to illustrating the story, David Roberts has also created 32 beautiful playing cards featuring the animals in their watery homes. Perfect for playing family games such as snap.


Wind in the Willows with Game Cards by Kenneth Grahame

This timeless story opens with Mole leaving his spring-cleaning and going above ground to explore the world beyond his burrow. Making friends with Ratty, the two become inseparable and together they spend long summer days enjoying the delights of the river and its banks. Then they meet the impetuous Toad and the distinguished though slightly stern Mr Badger and find themselves caught up in a series of adventures to rescue Toad from his own reckless behaviour and return him safely to Toad Hall. Stolen cars, prison sentences, daring escapes, and dastardly villains all feature in this classic tale of high-adventure and rock-solid friendship.

The Wind in the Willows is a story full of beautifully-drawn characters. It is cherished from one generation to the next and so makes a perfect choice for a gift book as it will be enjoyed in equal measure by those tucked up in bed hearing the story for the first time and those who remember many of its lines fondly as they read the story aloud for their young listeners.

Now available with a set of 32 beautifully illustrated character cards, perfect for playing family-favourite games such as snap or pairs.


This book is simply sublime. What an amazing gift book, and what an addition to a child's library. David Roberts transformation of this classic tale is outstanding, and has brought a totally different experience of The Wind in the Willows to old sceptic me blogger

In this sumptuous new gift edition, award-winning illustrator David Roberts puts his own distinctive spin on a much-loved classic. Roberts atmospheric, richly-coloured illustrations perfectly capture the timeless, wistful feel of Kenneth Grahame's text, and his animal characters are appealingly quirky and eccentric. A beautiful new edition of a favourite book to read together and to treasure.

Beautifully re-imagined through the incredibly detailed, retro illustrations of David Roberts. One of the season's most beautiful gift books Bookseller

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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Mixed media product
Contains Board book and Cards
256 pages


Kenneth Grahame
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Oxford University Press

Publication date

3rd October 2013




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