The Wind in the Willows
When Kenneth Grahame first entertained his son with letters about a petulant character named Toad, he had no way of knowing that his creation?together with his friends Mole, Rat, and Badger?would delight children for nearly 100 years. Here they are once more, pursuing adventure in gypsy caravans,... show more
When Kenneth Grahame first entertained his son with letters about a petulant character named Toad, he had no way of knowing that his creation?together with his friends Mole, Rat, and Badger?would delight children for nearly 100 years. Here they are once more, pursuing adventure in gypsy caravans, stolen sportscars, and prison, but always returning to their beloved Wildwood. And although Grahame?s characters are unmistakably animals, they remain endearingly human in their eccentricity, folly, and friendship.
Publish date: July 26th 2005
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, European Literature
, British Literature
I just ended up reading this since the book hold I had on Watership Down is not moving at all. I will be lucky to read that book by the end of summer at this rate. I haven't read this book since I was a kid and it's cute enough now but of course as an adult I just didn't have the same feeling of e...
The Wind in the Willows by Malvina Vogel is an edited version of Kenneth Grahame's original story. The book is a 5.2 on the Accelerated Reading leveling system. The story follows the lives of animals that exist and survive much like people. They must overcome obstacles that are both serious and funn...
I re-read this book for the first time in many years. I had forgotten how utterly charming the tales of Toad, Mole, Rat and friends are! The little woodland animals have many an adventure -- particularly Toad, with his fascination for the (novel at the time the book was written) new motor cars. The ...
I spent my whole childhood having never read this book solely because I owned a VHS of a film version, which was horribly dark and, to my young mind, violent and scary. I was finally brave enough to tackle the book.Overall, the book was good. There were many interesting stories throughout the book a...
So, this book is one of those self-publishing "success stories" folks love to yammer on about.When Grahame first wrote "The Wind in the Willows," no one wanted to publish it. He self-published it, it gained great popularity, now it's a classic, etc.But all I could think as I read it was that I could...