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Kenneth Grahame - Author

About the Author

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.

Featured books by Kenneth Grahame

Wind in the Willows

Wind in the Willows

7+ readers 9+ readers

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2015

Join Mole, Ratty, Badger and Mr. Toad in their adventures and antics, from venturing into the dark and dangerous Wild Wood to simply messing about in boats.

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Other books by Kenneth Grahame

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/10/2019

The riverside adventures of Mole, Ratty, Badger and Mr. Toad have become a timeless classic of children's literature. In this beautiful volume, we see that charming world through the eyes of renowned artist, Grahame Baker-Smith. Brimming with exquisite artwork, this beloved story is brought to life for a whole new generation of readers.

The Wind in The Willows

The Wind in The Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/06/2019

HarperCollins is proud to present its range of best-loved, essential classics. `There is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.' One spring day in the idyllic English countryside, Mole, Rat, Toad and Badger embark on a series of escapades. From Ratty's exploits on the river to Toad's passion for motorcars and the invasion of Toad Hall by the stoats and weasels, these woodland friends encounter adventure at every turn. A timeless and celebrated classic, Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows has endured for nearly 100 years, and continues to delight readers of all ages.

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Undefined Release Date: 15/10/2018

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/09/2018

Far from fading with time, Kenneth Grahame's classic tale of fantasy has attracted a growing audience in each generation. Rat, Mole, Badger and the preposterous Mr Toad (with his `Poop-poop-poop' road-hogging new motor-car), have brought delight to many through the years with their odd adventures on and by the river, and at the imposing residence of Toad Hall. Grahame's book was later dramatised by A. A. Milne, and became a perennial Christmas favourite, as Toad of Toad Hall. It continues to enchant and, above all perhaps, inspire great affection.

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame, Sam Noonan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/08/2018

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/08/2018

The Wind in the Willows Illustrated by John Burningham

The Wind in the Willows Illustrated by John Burningham

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/05/2018

The most popular children's book ever written, lovingly illustrated by John Burningham. Kenneth Grahame began to tell the tale of the river bank on the night of his son's fourth birthday, but what started out as a short bedtime story soon grew into one of the most enjoyable series of adventures ever to be told in children's literature. The entertaining exploits of the book's four intrepid heroes - Mole, Water Rat, Badger and the incorrigible Toad - have captured the imagination of generations of children. This beautiful edition is illustrated by renowned picture book artist John Burningham, whose wonderfully evocative line drawings marry perfectly with Graham's vivid text. There are twelve glorious full-colour scenes, full of detail, to enjoy over again and again.

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2018

Wind in the Willows

Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

With 10 illustrations. According to Wikipedia: "e;Kenneth Grahame (July 20, 1859 - July 6, 1932) was a British writer, most famous for The Wind in the Willows (1908), one of the classics of children's literature. He also wrote The Reluctant Dragon, which was much later adapted into a Disney film."e;

Wind in the Willows

Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: eBook Release Date: 07/11/2017

One Spring morning, Mole abandons his spring cleaning and surfaces into the sunlight and warm grass of a great meadow. Rambling busily along the hedgerows he comes all at once to the edge of a river. Mole is entranced. Here on the river bank he meets the Water Rat. Mole stays with the Water Rat in his snug waterside home where the river laps at the sill of the window and here he meets Ratty's friends: Badger who lives in the Wild Wood and the incorrigible Toad of Toad Hall.A timeless tale of waterside Britain that has been loved by generations of children and acclaimed as a classic. The story of Mole, Ratty, Badger, and Toad and their escapades, whether messing about on the river or puttering about in Toad's shiny new car, cannot fail to enchant every listener.Many of the original cast from Alan Bennett's acclaimed National Theatre production appear in this dramatization for BBC Radio 4, including Richard Briers as Rat, Adrian Scarborough as Mole, and Terence Rigby as Albert, with Alan Bennett as the narrator.

Wind In The Willows

Wind In The Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/10/2017

Illustrated Classic: Wind in the Willows

Illustrated Classic: Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2017

This carefully abridged edition follows the exciting adventures of water-loving Rat, sensitive Mole, fun-loving Toad and wise Badger as they mess about in boats, get lost in the Wild Wood and battle to take back Toad Hall. Favourite characters and scenes have been reimagined with plate illustrations, presented in a sumptuous hardback design.

Wind in the Willows

Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: eBook Release Date: 03/06/2017

The Wind in the Willows is a children's novel by Kenneth Grahame, first published in 1908. Alternately slow moving and fast paced, it focuses on four anthropomorphised animals in a pastoral version of Edwardian England. The novel is notable for its mixture of mysticism, adventure, morality and camaraderie, and celebrated for its evocation of the nature of the Thames Valley. In 1908, Grahame retired from his position as secretary of the Bank of England. He moved back to Berkshire, where he had lived as a child, and spent his time by the River Thames doing much as the animal characters in his book do - as the book says, "e;simply messing about in boats"e; - and expanding the bedtime stories he had earlier told his son Alastair into a manuscript for the book. The novel was in its 31st printing when playwright A. A. Milne adapted part of it for the stage as Toad of Toad Hall in 1929. Almost a century later, it was adapted again for the stage as a musical by Julian Fellowes. In 2003, The Wind in the Willows was listed at number 16 in the BBC's survey The Big Read.

The Wind in the Willows - Large Print Edition

The Wind in the Willows - Large Print Edition

Author: Kenneth Grahame, Sam Sloan Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/05/2017

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/05/2017

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/05/2017

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/05/2017

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/04/2017

Depicting the adventures of Rat, Mole, Badger and the pretentious Mr Toad, The Wind in the Willows sees these four animals getting into all sorts of trouble as they wander along the river, through the Wild Wood and around the grand Toad Hall. Adapted for the stage by A.A. Milne as Toad of Toad Hall, and recreated for film and TV numerous times, Kenneth Grahame's tale has been an essential part of every English child's formative reading for over a century, with new generations of readers succumbing to its charm, wit and wonder.

The Wind in the Willows V&A Collector's Edition

The Wind in the Willows V&A Collector's Edition

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2017

This new hardback edition of The Wind in the Willows, the classic story loved by children and adults alike, has been created in partnership with the world-famous V&A Museum, with exquisite cover designs from their William Morris collection. Spring is in the air and Mole has found a wonderful new world. There's boating with Ratty, a feast with Badger and high jinx on the open road with that reckless ruffian, Mr Toad of Toad Hall. The four become the firmest of friends, but after Toad's latest escapade, can they join together and beat the wretched weasels?

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/02/2017

The Wind in the Willows With Illustrations by David Petersen

The Wind in the Willows With Illustrations by David Petersen

Author: Kenneth Grahame, David Petersen Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/02/2017

Experience the timeless story of Toad, Rat, Mole, and Badger in a beautiful new unabridged, hardcover designed and illustrated by New York Times Bestselling author and Eisner Award winning creator David Petersen (Mouse Guard). Painstakingly illustrated over three years, this exquisite and lavish edition features both color and pen and ink illustrations throughout. 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.

Reluctant Dragon

Reluctant Dragon

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: eBook Release Date: 06/01/2017

In this delightful tale an unnamed boy discovers that there is a dragon living in the downs above his house. But this is no ordinary dragon, this is an erudite, poetry-loving dragon. The boy and the dragon become friends in short order. Unfortunately, the villagers also discover that there is a dragon living in the downs and they send for the great dragon slayer St. George. The boy and the dragon need a plan, a plan that will save the life of this unique and delightful dragon. This edition is illustrated with whimsical dragons throughout. From the author of 'The Wind in the Willows.'

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/11/2016

Project X Origins Graphic Texts: Grey Book Band, Oxford Level 14: The Wind in the Willows

Project X Origins Graphic Texts: Grey Book Band, Oxford Level 14: The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame, Claire O'Brien Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/09/2016

Project X Origins Graphic Texts can help children to reach higher standards in comprehension. This graphic retelling of The Wind in the Willows brings a fresh look to a well-loved classic. Life on the river bank is peaceful for Mole, Ratty and Badger until their friend Toad gets a motor car! Can Toad's friends convince him to stay out of trouble? This book also contains notes on the inside front and back covers with advice on supporting older children with their reading, ideas for follow-up activities and higher-level comprehension questions.

The Wind in The Willows

The Wind in The Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/06/2016

HarperCollins is proud to present its range of best-loved, essential classics. `There is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.' One spring day in the idyllic English countryside, Mole, Rat, Toad and Badger embark on a series of escapades. From Ratty's exploits on the river to Toad's passion for motorcars and the invasion of Toad Hall by the stoats and weasels, these woodland friends encounter adventure at every turn. A timeless and celebrated classic, Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows has endured for nearly 100 years, and continues to delight readers of all ages.

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/05/2016

Bring to life the classic story of The Wind in the Willows with this exquisite cut-paper gift edition illustrated by Inga Moore. Kenneth Grahame's classic children's story The Wind in the Willows is brought to life in this exquisite three-dimensional cut-paper gift edition, beautifully illustrated by the award-winning Inga Moore. Presented in a slipcase, this charming book unfolds to reveal twelve of the most famous moments in Ratty, Mole, Badger and Toad's adventures along the riverbank.

Ducks' Ditty

Ducks' Ditty

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2016

Ducks love to swim and bob in the river! Babies and toddlers will get a kick out of this bouncy poem about being yourself, whether you are a cheerful duck or a happy child.

Der Wind in den Weiden

Der Wind in den Weiden

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: eBook Release Date: 12/11/2015

Die grandiosen Geschichten uber die Abenteuer von Maulwurf, Ratte, Kroterich und Dachs machten Kenneth Grahame weltberuhmt. Bis heute lassen sich Kinder und Erwachsene verzaubern von der anruhrenden Freundschaft der vier ungleichen Helden, die bei ihren gemeinsamen Ausflugen mit Heldenmut und Witz so manche brenzlige Situation uberstehen. Diese Ausgabe prasentiert Grahames (Grahame, Kenneth 1859 - 1932) Kinderbuchklassiker in neuer Ubersetzung.

The Wind in the Willows Faber Children's Classics

The Wind in the Willows Faber Children's Classics

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/2015

Here today, up and off to somewhere else tomorrow! Toad has always been a silly sort of fellow. But when his latest obsession with motor cars - the faster the better - threatens to lead him to disaster, it is up to Toad's good friends Mole, Ratty and Badger to get him under control. Can they save Toad from prison, and his home Toad Hall from the wicked Weasels and Stoats?

The Golden Age

The Golden Age

Author: Kenneth Grahame, Bel Mooney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/06/2015

Wind in the Willows

Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: eBook Release Date: 10/06/2015

Follow Toad, Rat, Badger, Mole, and their many friends as they are "e;simply messing about in boats."e; And join them as they have one adventure after another. Rich, compelling, and exciting, there's something here for the entire family.

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/05/2015

Wind In The Willows

Wind In The Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: eBook Release Date: 10/03/2015

Mr. Toad and his friendsMole, Ratty, and Mr. Badgerhave outrageous adventures in the Wild Wood, but Toad ever learn to be the responsible toad he should be?HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

THE Wind in the Willows

THE Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame, GRANDMA'S TREASURES Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/02/2015

Meet Mole, Rat Known as Ratty to his friends, Mr. Toad, Mr. Badger, Otter,portly, the Weasels, Pan, The Wayfarer and squirrels and rabbits. Journey with them on their amazing light-hearted adventures of folly, mysticism, friendship, forgiveness, and morality. The Wind in the Willows by author Kenneth Grahame is a heartwarming children's story. It follows the lives of Mole, Water Rat, Otter, Badger, and Toad. The Wind in the Willows is full of fun and adventure. It is a timeless story of friends who will do anything for each other. This beloved classic of literature has touched the hearts of young readers for over three generations.

THE Wind in the Willows

THE Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame, GRANDMA'S TREASURES Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/02/2015

Meet Mole, Rat Known as Ratty to his friends, Mr. Toad, Mr. Badger, Otter,portly, the Weasels, Pan, The Wayfarer and squirrels and rabbits. Journey with them on their amazing light-hearted adventures of folly, mysticism, friendship, forgiveness, and morality. The Wind in the Willows by author Kenneth Grahame is a heartwarming children's story. It follows the lives of Mole, Water Rat, Otter, Badger, and Toad. The Wind in the Willows is full of fun and adventure. It is a timeless story of friends who will do anything for each other. This beloved classic of literature has touched the hearts of young readers for over three generations.

Wind in the Willows

Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/11/2014

Scholastic Children's Books are proud to publish thisbeautiful edition of the classic tale, The Wind In the Willows. When Mole goes for a walk one spring day, he meets the friendly Ratty at the riverside who invites Mole to join him on his river-boat. The two become firm friends and regularly go boating together,one day ending up at the impressive Toad Hall. They decide to say hello to Toad Hall's owner, the extremely wealthy and fickle Mr Toad who has since developed an unhealthy passion for motor cars. As Mr Toad continues to waste huge amounts of money on motor cars and regularly injures himself in car crashes; Mole, Ratty and their new friend Badger decide to put Toad under house arrest toprevent him from being a danger to himself. Unfortunately, the devious Toad escapes and recklessly drives away from Toad Hall in one of his new cars. He is then arrested and it is up to Mole, Ratty and Badger to look after Toad Hall and safeguard it from the weasels, stoats and ferrets until Toad comes back. SCHOLASTIC INK DOT CLASSICS - COLLECT THEM ALL! A Christmas Carol A Little Princess Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Anne Of Green Gables Black Beauty Five Children and It Just So Stories Kidnapped Little Women Moonfleet Oliver Twist Pollyanna The Happy Prince and Other Stories The Jungle Book The Railway Children The Secret Garden The Wind in the Willows The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Treasure Island What Katy Did

Dream Days

Dream Days

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/10/2014

Headswoman

Headswoman

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2014

Trajectory presents classics of world literature with 21st century features! Our original-text editions include the following visual enhancements to foster a deeper understanding of the work: Word Clouds at the start of each chapter highlight important words. Word, sentence, paragraph counts, and reading time help readers and teachers determine chapter complexity. Co-occurrence graphs depict character-to-character interactions as well character to place interactions. Sentiment indexes identify positive and negative trends in mood within each chapter. Frequency graphs help display the impact this book has had on popular culture since its original date of publication. Use Trajectory analytics to deepen comprehension, to provide a focus for discussions and writing assignments, and to engage new readers with some of the greatest stories ever told. "e;The Headswoman"e; by Kenneth Grahame is a 1898 novel about a beautiful woman who seduces men in order to execute and kill them.

Oxford Children's Classics: The Wind in the Willows

Oxford Children's Classics: The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/09/2014

What are you looking for? Adventure! Excitement! Fun! Friendship! Join in the delights and disasters on the riverbank with Mole and his new friends. With sensible Ratty, wise Badger, fun-loving Toad, and the dastardly stoats and weasles, there's never a dull moment! Oxford Children's Classics present not only the original and unabridged story of The Wind in the Willows in a stunning new edition, but also help you to discover a whole world of new adventures with a vast assortment of recommendations and activities.

Wind in the Willows

Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: eBook Release Date: 23/09/2014

The classic story of Mole, Rat, Toad, Badger and the wonderful adventures they share As spring begins to bloom across the countryside, so too does Mole's desire to leave his underground home and venture into the wilds above. His journey delivers him to the banks of a riverthe first Mole has ever seenand to the blue-and-white boat captained by Rat. Their camaraderie sparked, Mole and Rat continue into the Wild Wood, meeting up with the cantankerous Badger and the impulsive Toad. No stranger to calamity, Toad and his reckless habitsincluding a tendency toward spectacular car crasheswill get the four friends into heaps of trouble, but their steadfast loyalty to one another always sees them through.The Wind in the Willowsis a charming, unforgettable ode to friendship and one of the most cherished children's stories of all time. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Wind in the Willows

Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2014

Spring has finally arrived, and with it, new adventures. Friends Rat and Mole go on a river cruise or stop by Toad Hall to visit their friend Toad. Toad is a friendly fellow, but he obsesses over the latest fads. From boats to horse-drawn caravans, his adventures get bigger and bigger. When Toad discovers the shiny, fast motorcar, Mole and Rat have more on their hands than they can handle. The two team up with Badger to save their friend...but more trouble awaits them than they could possible imagine. Scottish author Kenneth Grahame wrote this tale of friendship and forgiveness, which was first published in 1908 in the UK. This is an unabridged version of the 1913 edition, with illustrations by Paul Bransom.

The Wind in the Willows - Illustrated by Arthur Rackham

The Wind in the Willows - Illustrated by Arthur Rackham

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/07/2014

The Wind in the Willows - Illustrated by Arthur Rackham

The Wind in the Willows - Illustrated by Arthur Rackham

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/07/2014

Wind in the Willows

Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: eBook Release Date: 20/02/2014

Since publication in 1908, The Wind in the Willows has established itself as one of the most popular children's books ever written. Rat, Toad, Mole, and Badger are emotional, vibrant, and fully realized characters with their own share of flaws and virtues. They become loyal friends and meet strange and wonderful characters along their journey. The magical fantasy starts on the river bank and goes to the heights of Toad Hall, a truly fine mansion of many secret passages. All children will delight in this story and be taken away on the wings of imagination.

An Gwyns i'n Helyk

An Gwyns i'n Helyk

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2013

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/07/2013

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/05/2013

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/04/2013

Wind in the Willows

Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: eBook Release Date: 13/03/2013

The Wind in the Willows is a classic of children's literature by Kenneth Grahame. Alternately slow moving and fast paced, it focuses on four anthropomorphised animal characters in a pastoral version of England. The novel is notable for its mixture of mysticism, adventure, morality, and camaraderie and celebrated for its evocation of the nature of the Thames valley. In 1908 Grahame retired from his position as secretary of the Bank of England. He moved back to Cookham, Berkshire, where he had been brought up and spent his time by the River Thames doing much as the animal characters in his book do-namely, as one of the most famous phrases from the book says, "e;simply messing about in boats"e;-and wrote down the bed-time stories he had been telling his son Alistair.

Wind in the Willows

Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: eBook Release Date: 21/11/2012

Like his renowned countryman Lewis Carroll, British author Kenneth Grahame (1859–1932) found writing tales for children a pleasant diversion from his regular duties in the everyday world. The Wind in the Willows, his most memorable collection of stories, is today a much-loved classic of children's literature.Begun as a series of bedtime stories that Grahame, a bank executive, told his young son, this engaging fantasy recounts the whimsical adventures of a delightful company of animals — among them Mole, Ray, Badger, and Toad — all of whom possess decidedly human characteristics.This charming new version, with over 30 original illustrations by Thea Kliros, has been specially prepared for young readers and retains all the character and flavor of the original stories. Once again youngsters follow the shy but curious Mole as he sets out one spring day from his little underground home and is befriended by the extremely personable Water Rat, who introduces him to Badger, the reclusive philosopher, and to pleasure-seeking Toad of Toad Hall.Children and adults alike will fall under the charming spell of this humorous potpourri of make-believe as it paints a gently satirical picture of loyalties, weakness, and extravagant behavior.

Modern Library Collection Children's Classics 5-Book Bundle

Modern Library Collection Children's Classics 5-Book Bundle

Author: Kenneth Grahame, Lewis Carroll, J.M. Barrie, Alexandre Dumas Format: eBook Release Date: 23/07/2012

For young dreamers, nostalgic parents, and imaginative readers of all ages, this wonderful eBook collection not only contains five of the most beloved children's books in the world but some of the most admired and enduring literature ever put to page. Each of these can be considered a ';Household Book,' as A. A. Milne so affectionately described The Wind in the Willows—books that ';everybody in the household loves, and quotes continually ever afterwards; [books which are] read aloud to every new guest.'   THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS Kenneth Grahame   Written by Kenneth Grahame as bedtime stories for his son, The Wind in the Willows continues to delight readers today. Basing his fanciful animal characters on human archetypes, Grahame imparts a gentle, playful wisdom in his timeless tales. Few readers will be able to resist an invitation to join the Wild Wooders at Toad Hall, enjoy a quick splash in the river with Rat and Badger, or take a swerving ride with Toad in a ';borrowed' motor-car.   ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND & THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS Lewis Carroll   Conceived by a shy British don on a golden afternoon to entertain ten-year-old Alice Liddell and her sisters, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass have delighted generations of readers in more than eighty languages. ';The clue to the enduring fascination and greatness of the Alice books,' writes A. S. Byatt in her Introduction, ';lies in language. It is play, and word-play, and its endless intriguing puzzles continue to reveal themselves long after we have ceased to be children.'   PETER PAN J. M. Barrie   Set in London and and the magical Neverland, J. M. Barrie's tale of a boy who refuses to grow up has delighted generations of readers. In this novel, which Barrie adapted from his 1904 play, Peter introduces Wendy, Michael, and John Darling to the fairy Tinker Bell and the lost boys. Together, they do battle with Captain Hook and his fierce band of pirates.   THE THREE MUSKETEERS Alexandre Dumas   First published in 1844, Alexandre Dumas's swashbuckling epic chronicles the adventures of D'Artagnan, a gallant young nobleman who journeys to Paris in 1625 hoping to join the ranks of the musketeers guarding Louis XIII. He soon finds himself fighting alongside three heroic comrades—Athos, Porthos, and Aramis—who seek to uphold the honor of the king by foiling the wicked plots of Cardinal Richelieu and the beautiful spy ';Milady.'

The Wind in The Willows

The Wind in The Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2011

HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics. `There is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.' A timeless and celebrated children's classic, Grahame's The Wind in the Willows has delighted for nearly 100 years. In the idyllic English countryside, Mole, Badger, Rat and Toad encounter adventure at every turn - whether it's gipsy caravans, Rat's love for the river, or Toads passion for motorcars, the loveable friends and their escapades continue to delight children and adults alike.

Wind In The Willows

Wind In The Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: eBook Release Date: 26/05/2011

Join Ratty, Mole, Badger and Toad on more adventures read by the wonderful Richard Briers.Join Ratty, Mole, Badger and Toad on more adventures read by the wonderful Richard Briers.

Dragon Tales

Dragon Tales

Author: Kenneth Grahame, Edith Nesbit Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 02/02/2009

Here is a collection of four delightful dragon stories by two master writers for children. The Reluctant Dragon is the best known, but the others are equally appealing. In The Reluctant Dragon , a boy discovers a dragon in a nearby cave. The villagers want to send for St George to slay him, but he is a friendly dragon and doesn't want to fight! In The Island of Nine Whirlpools , a princess is imprisoned and a suitor has to get past the dragon in order to marry her. In The Fiery Dragon , Princess Sabrinetta is kept in a dragon-proof tower, but a fiery dragon is roaming the neighbourhood. Finally, in The Last Dragon , the King of Cornwall's daughter doesn't want to be tied to a rock awaiting a prince to rescue her from the clutches of a dragon. In any case, there is only one dragon left alive. This title is presented with lively music and even the occasional amusing sound effect.

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 06/03/2008

The much-loved classic tales of Ratty, Mole, Badger and Toad. When Mole goes boating with Ratty instead of doing his spring-cleaning, he discovers a whole new world. As well as adventures on the river and in the Wild Wood, there are high jinks on the open road with that reckless ruffian, Mr Toad of Toad Hall. Ratty, Mole, Badger and Toad become the firmest of friends, but after Toad's latest escapade, can they join together and beat the wretched weasels once and for all? The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame is one of the twelve wonderful classic stories being relaunched in Puffin Classics in March 2008.

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/02/2008

The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame is an English classic loved by adults and children alike. ***Now in a beautiful cloth-bound hardback edition - a perfect gift for young readers.*** Spend a season on the river bank and take a walk on the wild side . . . Spring is in the air and Mole has found a wonderful new world. There's boating with Ratty, a feast with Badger and high jinx on the open road with that reckless ruffian, Mr Toad of Toad Hall. The four become the firmest of friends, but after Toad's latest escapade, can they join together and beat the wretched weasels? PLUS A behind-the-scenes journey, including author profile, a guide to who's who, activities and more . . .

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2008

There's nothing--absolutely nothing--half so much worth doing as messing about in boats. One of the all-time great animal stories. Kenneth Grahame's classic children's book has delighted generations. The Wild Wood seems a terrifying place to Mole, until he finds it's full of friends - Kind, sleepy Badger; brave and lively Ratty; and the irresponsible Mr Toad, famous for his wealth and his car smashes. But there are also the sinister weasels and stoats, and they capture Toad Hall when Mr Toad is in jail. How will he escape? And can the friends fight together to save Toad Hall? Kenneth Grahame's classic The Wind in the Willows needs no introduction. Entertaining adults and children alike for over a hundred years, characters such as Ratty, Mole, Badger and, of course, the irrepressible Mr Toad have influenced children's animal stories ever since. Fun, exciting, whimsical and dangerous at times, The Wind in the Willows can't help but spark a child's imagination. In this Egmont edition, Kenneth Grahame's animal book, is made all the more beautiful and enthralling thanks to the original illustrations by E. H. Shepard, the man who also drew Winnie-the-Pooh. Kenneth Grahame was born in 1859. He told his son stories about water rats and moles which became The Wind in the Willows, the book for which he is best known. He died in 1932.

Pagan Papers (Dodo Press)

Pagan Papers (Dodo Press)

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2008

Dream Days (Dodo Press)

Dream Days (Dodo Press)

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2008

The Golden Age (Dodo Press)

The Golden Age (Dodo Press)

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/01/2008

Wind in the Willows

Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: eBook Release Date: 18/12/2007

This hardcover edition of the classic tale of THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS has been read and loved by children for generations. Start a new tradition of reading this timeless tale in your home today!Fully illustrated in color, bringing each tale to lifeFilled with humor, adventure and imagination for children of all agesGreat first-time reading for children as well as reading again for parents and grandparentsBeautiful story and unforgettable characters

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/08/2007

Classic Starts (R): The Wind in the Willows Retold from the Kenneth Grahame Original

Classic Starts (R): The Wind in the Willows Retold from the Kenneth Grahame Original

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/02/2007

Since 1903, the escapades of Mole, his friend Water Rat, shy Badger and Toad of Toad Hall have delighted children and adults, too. Follow the winning foursome through the seasons as they sail the river, get lost in the Wild Wood, take off on a merry adventure in Toad's colourful carriage and rescue Toad Hall from a band of nasty marauding weasels. Abridged for easier reading and carefully rewritten, with Classic Starts[trademark] , young readers can experience the wonder of timeless stories from an early age.

The Wind In The Willows

The Wind In The Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 16/10/2006

The Wind In The Willows

The Wind In The Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 07/08/2006

Richard Briers, Adrian Scarborough and Terence Rigby star in this full-cast dramatisation, narrated by Alan Bennett.When Mole abandons his spring cleaning one morning, he surfaces into the sunlight and encounters the Water Rat. Mole stays with Ratty in his snug waterside home, and soon he meets Ratty's friends: Badger, who lives in the Wild Wood, and the incorrigible Toad of Toad Hall. This timeless tale of waterside Britain has been loved by generations of children and acclaimed as a classic. The story of Mole, Ratty, Badger and Toad and their escapades never fails to enchant. Many of the original cast from Alan Bennett's acclaimed National Theatre production appear in this Radio 4 dramatisation, including Richard Briers as Rat, Adrian Scarborough as Mole and Terence Rigby as Albert - with Alan Bennett as the narrator.

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2006

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/07/2006

Wind in the Willows

Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2006

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, in their lyrical world of gurgling rivers and whispering reeds, a world which is both beautiful and benevolently ordered. But it is also a world threatened by dark forces'the Terror of the Wild Wood' with its ';wicked little faces' and ';glances of malice and hatred'and defended by the mysterious Piper at the Gates of Dawn.In the end, Grahame triumphantly succeeds in conveying his most precious theme: the miracle of loyalty and friendship. This tale of four friends and their adventures is a timeless classic that will inspire and delight listeners of all ages.

Reluctant Dragon

Reluctant Dragon

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2006

When a dragon is discovered up on the Downs, the Boy is not in the least surprised. He's always known that cave was a dragon cave-it seems only right for a dragon to be living in it.The Boy decides to pay a visit to the cave, and he thinks he knows just what to expect. But this particular dragon is not a bit like the ones in fairy tales.

The Wind in the Willows The Great Escape

The Wind in the Willows The Great Escape

Author: Kenneth Grahame, Michel Plessix Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/11/2005

Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows is a treasure of British Literature which has already been brought to screen and now has its first ever comic book interpretation. His colourful characters, his inimitable madness and his love of nature shine through on every page and have fascinated countless readers of all ages...amongst whom was Michel Plessix, the author of this tender and lively adaptation.

The Wind in the Willows Badger, Toad and the Motorcar

The Wind in the Willows Badger, Toad and the Motorcar

Author: Kenneth Grahame, Michel Plessix Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/11/2005

Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows is a treasure of British Literature which has already been brought to screen and now has its first ever comic book interpretation. His colourful characters, his inimitable madness and his love of nature shine through on every page and have fascinated countless readers of all ages...amongst whom was Michel Plessix, the author of this tender and lively adaptation.

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/10/2005

Kenneth Graham's The Wind in the Willows is one of the most celebrated works of literature for children, and this Penguin Classics edition contains notes and an introduction by Gillian Avery. Meek little Mole, wilful Ratty, Badger the perennial bachelor, and petulant, boastful Toad: over one hundred years since their first appearance 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. This Penguin Classics edition features an appendix of the letters in which Grahame first related the exploits of Toad, and new introduction by children's literature historian Gillian Avery. Kenneth Grahame (1859-1932) was an English bank official, writer, author of The Wind in the Willows (1908), set in the idyllic English countryside. The work established Grahame's international reputation as a writer of children's books and has deeply influenced fantasy literature. If you enjoyed The Wind in the Willows, you might enjoy JM Barrie's Peter Pan, also available in Penguin Classics. 'A charming book' Terry Jones

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2005

Toad, Rat, Mole, Badger and the other appealing characters in The Wind in the Willows got their start a century ago as the stars of bedtime stories for the author's young son. Their adventures have delighted children of all generations for nearly a century. This attractive new edition of the treasured classic is sure to be cherished for years to come. Sterling Children's Classics is a new series presenting timeless classic works of fiction in handsome hardback volumes at an unbelievable price. Parents, teachers, librarians and of course young readers will welcome these beautiful, unabridged editions of evergreen children's favourites. Each beautiful book features: original full colour dust jacket artwork; three-piece cloth binding; the highest quality paper; detailed spot illustrations; and a ribbon page marker. It is beautiful classic literature at a classic price!

The Wind in the Willows Panic at Toad Hall

The Wind in the Willows Panic at Toad Hall

Author: Kenneth Grahame, Michel Plessix Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/06/2005

Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows is a treasure of British Literature which has already been brought to screen and now has its first ever comic book interpretation. His colourful characters, his inimitable madness and his love of nature shine through on every page and have fascinated countless readers of all ages...amongst whom was Michel Plessix, the author of this tender and lively adaptation.

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/05/2005

Wind In The Willows

Wind In The Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2004

When the Water Rat invites the unassuming Mole to spend his first day ever in a boat on the river, and wise Badger comes along for the ride as well, so begins a marvellous season of adventure for the three friends. Mr Toad (he of Toad Hall) completes a happy foursome, but his tendency to get into hot water leads him into some rather hair-raising scrapes of his own.From an idyllic riverside picnic to a snowy encounter in the Wild Wood, and from poop-pooping in Toad's shiny new motor car to battling the massed ranks of Stoats, Weasels, and Ferrets in a battle for Toad Hall, there's never a dull moment when they are all together! In his own inimitable style, Alan Bennett gives voice to each and every character in Kenneth Grahame's beguiling novel.

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2004

Wind in the Willows

Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: eBook Release Date: 01/09/2003

Shy Mole, who dreams of an exciting new life by the endless River. Ratty, a friendly, unflappable, altogether civilized chap. Gruff Badger, who hates absolutely Everyone--except all his friend. And Toad. Ohh, Toad--glorious, crazy, doomed Toad: Toad the pampered braggart, Toad the desperate thief, Toad the haunted fugitive and the hero of his own silly dreams.From buzzing summer days to winter's killing cold, from gentle picnics to deeds of might and daring, from wild escapes to meeting with a god...Everyone should have a life like this--And friends like these.At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/07/2003

The Wind In The Willows

The Wind In The Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2003

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 30/09/2002

The classic tales of the riverbank featuring the adventures of Ratty, Mole, Badger and their irrepressible but conceited friend, Toad of Toad Hall.

Wind In The Willows - Reading

Wind In The Willows - Reading

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 05/08/2002

'There is nothing, absolutely nothing, half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.' When the Water Rat invites the unassuming Mole to spend his first day ever in a boat on the river, and wise Badger comes along for the ride as well, so begins a marvellous season of adventure for the three friends. Mr Toad (he of Toad Hall) completes a happy foursome, but his tendency to get into hot water leads him into some rather hair-raising scrapes of his own. From an idyllic riverside picnic to a snowy encounter in the Wild Woods, and from poop-pooping in Toad's shiny new motor car to fighting against the massed ranks of Stoats, Weasels and Ferrets in a battle for Toad Hall, there's never a dull moment when they are all together! In his own inimitable style, Alan Bennett gives voice to each and every character in Kenneth Grahame's beguiling novel. 3 CDs. 3 hrs.

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/09/2000

In a beautiful single volume, Inga Moore's magical illustrations bring Kenneth Grahame's much-loved classic to life for a new generation of readers. Kenneth Grahame's classic children's stories, which depict the adventures of the amiable Mole and the Water Rat and the comic misadventures of the wayward Toad, are collected in this beautiful volume. Carefully abridged by the artist herself, this version of the beloved stories is instantly accessible to a young picture book readership.

The Wind in Willows

The Wind in Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/06/1999

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/1995

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame, William Horwood Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/03/1995

The tales of Ratty, Mole, Badger and Toad. When Mole goes boating with the Water Rat instead of spring-cleaning, he discovers a new world. As well as the river and the Wild Wood, there is Toad's craze for fast travel which leads him and his friends on a whirl of trains, barges, gipsy caravans and motor cars and even into battle.

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/08/1994

Spring is in the air and Mole has found a wonderful new world. There's boating with Ratty, a feast with Badger and high jinx on the open road with that reckless ruffian Mr Toad of Toad Hall. the four become the firmest of friends, but after Toad's latest escapade, can they join together and beat the wretched weasels?

The Wind In The Willows

The Wind In The Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/10/1993

This classic of the English countryside, . first published in 1908, is a favourite with readers of all ages. As the late Margery Fisher wrote, 'Adults are sadly aware of the figure of Grahame himself, languishing in a city office and longing for the river: children respond to the fun, the anarchy of Toad and the entrancing detail as Grahame's son Alastair must have done when he listened to the bedside stories that became a book. ' The author invited Arthur Rackham to illustrate his book, but Rackham said he was too busy - a decision he was happily able to reconsider in 1936 when he was approached by the American publisher of the Limited Editions Club. The project, which he carried out with love and great care for the authenticity of detail, was his last: the drawings appeared first in the USA in 1939 and in Britian in 1950.

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/1993

Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Far from fading with time, Kenneth Grahame's classic tale of fantasy has attracted a growing audience in each generation. Rat, Mole, Badger and the preposterous Mr Toad, have brought delight to many through the years with their odd adventures on and by the river, and at the imposing residence of Toad Hall.

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/05/1992

Far from fading with time, Kenneth Grahame's classic tale of fantasy has attracted a growing audience in each generation. Rat, Mole, Badger and the preposterous Mr Toad (with his `Poop-poop-poop' road-hogging new motor-car), have brought delight to many through the years with their odd adventures on and by the river, and at the imposing residence of Toad Hall. Grahame's book was later dramatised by A. A. Milne, and became a perennial Christmas favourite, as Toad of Toad Hall. It continues to enchant and, above all perhaps, inspire great affection.

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