The Wind in the Willows
The Wind in the Willows (1908) is a book for those 'who keep the spirit of youth alive in them'. So wrote Kenneth Grahame of his timeless tale of Toad, Mole, Badger, and Rat in their beautiful and benevolently ordered world. But it is also a world under siege, threatened by dark and unnamed... show more
The Wind in the Willows (1908) is a book for those 'who keep the spirit of youth alive in them'. So wrote Kenneth Grahame of his timeless tale of Toad, Mole, Badger, and Rat in their beautiful and benevolently ordered world. But it is also a world under siege, threatened by dark and unnamed forces, and defended by the mysterious Piper at the Gates of Dawn. The Wind in the Willows has achieved an enduring place in our literature: it succeeds at once in arousing our anxieties and in calming them by giving perfect shape to our desire for peace and escape.
Publish date: June 1966
Publisher: William Collins & World Publishing Co., Inc
Pages no: 255
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...
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