The Wind in the Willows (Hardcover)
Ah, the legendary exploits of Mole, Rat, Badger, and Toad! While intended for children, Grahame's classic is essential reading for even high-minded existentialists, with meditations on nature, individuality, friendship, responsibility, courage, and addiction. This edition features Ernest H Shepard's expert illustrations that perfectly capture the charm and complexity of this great book.— Jon
Mole, Water Rat, Badger, and, of course, Toad of Toad Hall: these characters have captivated children for over a century. Join Kenneth Grahame's classic cast of animal friends as they enjoy life on the river; hit the road in Toad's brand-new cart; get lost in the dark; and have adventures in the Wild Wood. These enchanting and humorous tales provide timeless enjoyment."Previously published as individual chapter books and now gathered into a single volume for the first time
About the Author
Kenneth Grahame was born in Scotland in 1859. He wrote his first stories, published in periodicals, in his early 20s, but his real success came with "The Wind in the Willows." Many believe that Mr. Toad, one of the story's principal characters, is based on Grahame's son, Alistair. Grahame passed away in 1908 without having written a sequel to the much-beloved novel.