“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, with exclusive illustrations from EH Shepard has delighted generations.The Wind in the Willows is one of the most famous and bestselling animal stories of all time. This exclusive 90th anniversary paperback edition celebrates E.H. Shepherd's classic illustrations that brought Mole, Ratty, Badger and Mr Toad to life 90 years ago and have captivated children and adults alike ever since.The Wild Wood seems a terrifying place to Mole, until one day he pokes his nose out of his burrow and finds it’s full of friends. He meets brave Ratty, kind old Badger and the rascally Mr Toad, and together they go adventuring … but the Wild Wood doesn't just contain friends, 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 The Wind in the Willows is a classic animal adventure that charms and enthrals. This new paperback edition contains the original black and white illustrations by E H Shepard, the man who drew Winnie-the-Pooh. The perfect adventure for children aged 9 and above.
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.
First published in 1908, “The Wind in the Willows” is one of the most cherished works of children’s literature ever written, undoubtedly Kenneth Grahame’s most famous work. Originally written as a series of bedtime stories for the author’s son, the story begins at the arrival of spring where we find the good-natured Mole tired of doing his spring cleaning. Mole decides to abandon his cleaning in order to enjoy the fresh air of spring. He journeys to the river where he meets Rat, whom he quickly befriends. Together the two row down the river eventually meeting up with Toad at Toad Hall. There they discover Toad’s current obsession with his horse-drawn caravan, one which he quickly abandons for a motorcar when his caravan is run off the road by one. A fourth friend enters the story in the form of Badger and when it is discovered that Toad’s obsession is becoming self-destructive, Mole, Rat, and Badger intervene to help protect Toad from himself. This collection of stories is a captivating and timeless classic which brings alive the creatures of the woodland. This edition is illustrated by Nancy Barnhart and includes a biographical afterword.
Kenneth Grahame was a British writer, most famous for The Wind in the Willows (1908, included), one of the classics of children’s literature. He also wrote The Reluctant Dragon (included here as part of Dream Days); both books were later adapted into Disney films. Contents:<P> THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS<BR> THE GOLDEN AGE<BR> DREAM DAYS<BR> PAGAN PAPERS<BR> THE HEADSWOMAN<P> If you enjoy this ebook, don't forget to search your favorite ebook store for «Wildside Press Megapack» to see more of the 300+ volumes in this series, covering adventure, historical fiction, mysteries, westerns, ghost stories, science fiction – and much, much more!
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame (1859 – 1932) is a childrens novel based on four anthropomorphised animals. The story begins with a Mole who adventures outside of his underground world. The book was first published in 1908 as an un-illustrated (plain text) edition. <br><br>Mermaids Classics, an imprint of Mermaids Publishing brings the very best of old classic literature to a modern era of digital reading by producing high quality books in ebook format. All of the Mermaids Classics epublications are reproductions of classic antique books that were originally published in print format, mostly over a century ago and are now republished in digital format as ebooks. Begin to build your collection of digital books by looking for more literary gems from Mermaids Classics.
Oh it’s not a day for cleaning! Perhaps it’s a day for nothing I expected… So says little Moley as she ventures out into the Wide World for the first time, a realm of sunshine and darkness, comfort and threat. There she will meet the friendly Ratty, secretly dreaming of lives he could have led, the mystical Badger from the deep heart of the Wild Wood, and of course the splendid and preposterous Toad of Toad Hall, who lives life to the full and leaves chaos in his wake. Meanwhile, somewhere in the shadows, a certain Weasel is hatching a plan that would ruin Moley’s world forever… Glyn Maxwell’s Wind in the Willows tells the beloved tale once more in all its wistful charm, set in a timeless England where a spirit of friendship, grace and compassion ‘lets the best be done, and the worst undone.’
Originally written as a series of bedtime stories for the author's son, «The Wind in the Willows» is a classic of children's literature that can equally be enjoyed by adults. It tells the adventures of the Toad, the Mole, the Rat, and the Badger who all live along or by the riverbank. This collection of stories is a captivating timeless classic.
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 is a children's novel by Scottish novelist Kenneth Grahame, first published in 1908. Alternately slow-moving and fast-paced, it focuses on four anthropomorphised animals (Mole, Rat (a European water vole), Toad, and Badger) 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 – to quote, «simply messing about in boats» – 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. In 1949, the first film adaptation was produced by Walt Disney as one of two segments in the package film The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad. Famous works of the author Kenneth Grahame: Pagan Papers, The Golden Age, Dream Days, including «The Reluctant Dragon», The Headswoman, The Wind in the Willows.