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by Kenneth Grahame


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Kenneth Grahame The Wind in the Willows The River Bank The Mole had been working very hard all the morning, spring-cleaning his little home. First with brooms, then with dusters; then on ladders and steps and chairs, with a brush and a pail of whitewash; till he had dust in his throat and eyes, and splashes of whitewash all over his black fur, and an aching back and weary arms.

Illustrated by paul bransom Toad was a helpless prisoner in the remotest dungeon 164. He lay prostrate in his misery on the floor 196.

Illustrated by paul bransom. Front Fly Leaf showing the main characters enjoying a picnic].

Kenneth Grahame was born in Scotland in 1859

Kenneth Grahame was born in Scotland in 1859. His best-known story, The Wind in the Willows, began as a series of bedtime stories for his son. It was published in 1908. Grahame died in 1932 but his book lived on. The Wind in the Willows has been adapted for the stage, film, and television, and it has never been out of print. Part of this lies in the fact that the book can't seem to decide just how anthropomorphic its animal characters are - they still exhibit plenty of animal traits, and some still live in burrows, but they seem to wear clothes, drive cars, own horses and pet birds, and some even live in ordinary houses. Toad is even mentioned to have a full head of hair at one point!

Kenneth Grahame was a British writer, most famous for The Wind in the Willows, one of the classics of children's literature. Orphaned at an early age, Grahame went to live with his grandmother in England and attended St. Edward’s School, Oxford

Kenneth Grahame was a British writer, most famous for The Wind in the Willows, one of the classics of children's literature. Edward’s School, Oxford. Money was lacking for him to go to university. Hence, his family guided him into a career at the Bank of England, with which he stayed until ill health compelled him to retire in 1908. Meanwhile, he contributed articles to such journals as the St. James Gazette and the Yellow Book and published collections of sketches, stories, and essays.

This book was so successful that it enabled the author to retire from banking and take up a country life somewhat like that of his creations

Download cover art Download CD case insert. The Wind in the Willows (version 2). Kenneth GRAHAME (1859 - 1932). This much-loved story follows a group of animal friends in the English countryside as they pursue adventure. This book was so successful that it enabled the author to retire from banking and take up a country life somewhat like that of his creations. It has been adapted for screen, stage, and even a ride at the original Disneyland. Summary by Mark F. Smith).

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. They live 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.

All books deserve the best display possible, but sometimes getting the book (or magazine, or pamphlet, or. .

All books deserve the best display possible, but sometimes getting the book (or magazine, or pamphlet, or typewritten dissertation, et. scanned is a first priority. The Wind in the Willows, by British writer Kenneth Grahame, is well-served by Branson's illustrations. The book began as bed-time stories for Grahame's son, and has been consistently in print since its first publication in 1908.

3548 77 19 5 20 46. Although "The Wind in the Willows" was primarily written for a young audience, the book can be of great interest to both children and adults. It follows the adventures of wild animals living on the river bank. Mr. Toad is very rich and lives in a luxurious house called Toad Hall. Toad is a good animal, but he is extremely vain. Besides, he has a weird obsession with vehicles: boats, caravans, motorcars.

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.

Comments: (7)

Pemand
This edition is called "The Classic Edition" and Kenneth Graham is the author. However, beware, this is not the long edition that I have read several times before. This is a shortened edition. I did not realize when I purchased it that "Classic Edition" was not the full version. The illustrations are beautiful, and the story is fine, but the shortened length deprives the reader of the detailed delights in the full version.
Cetnan
I first had this story read to me before I could actually read the thing to myself and since that time I have probably read this particular book/story a couple of dozen times. Each reading reveals more hidden “word treasures” and I enjoy it as much now that I am as old as dirt as I did when I was a young grasshopper.

One thing about it; as you get older, and hopefully wiser, you discover observations of human nature in the pages of this book that are often times overlooked by the young reader. As an old man I can now read this book and picture in my mind individuals I have known and met throughout my life that are living parallels to the characters in this book...good grief, I can even find myself if I am dead honest with myself!

This one is considered a classic and for good reason. I suspect that it will remain so for years and years to come. Some stories are simply timeless.
Mettiarrb
With Robert Ingpen's illustrated edition, The Wind in the Willows is now given a beautiful makeover. I have read several different editions of Wind in the Willows to my children. Each one is gloriously beautiful, but I do adore Ingpen's color and his detail. Fans of Ingpen know his work on such books as Treasure Island.

First off, Wind in the Willows is a beautifully written tale, as many others here have already told. So well written, it is, that some people believe it shouldn't be illustated at all. However, as an artist, I am not in that camp. I appreciate a person willing to render 2D or 3D life to the written word. What a task!

This is a book which one can pick it up and put it down as one wishes. We sometimes read our favorite bits over and over. Grahame's writing is perfection, and we voice his characters for fun sometimes. There's a silly claymation television series that was done in the 1980s if you want to show the kids the t.v. version after you've read it to them. It was available on Netflix - not sure if it still is.

Also, for 'purists', fyi, this is the book in its unabridged form (the original full length tale).

For those looking for the abridged version, with lovely illustrations, check out the version with Inga Moore as illustrator. Moore has illustrated a version of The Secret Garden which is also lovely.
Moswyn
The story is great, and the Wordsworth Children's edition offers a complete, unabridged version with original photos - one per chapter. And there's the rub. There are now slightly abridged editions with wonderful illustrations, and full versions with more pictures, which is what small children often enjoy most about reading. I was upset that the reviews for all editions of the book were clumped together, so I couldn't tell which book people actually liked best, unless they pointed it out. As a final note, I've got a degree in literature, and I appreciated the original text. I've since seen the slightly abridged and fully illustrated Candlewick Illustrated Classics version, and would so much have preferred that one, if I had known.
Windforge
The Wind in the Willows is a very sweet, quaint and cozy collection of stories about animals who are kind of like humans. They have their little gentleman's society which functions pretty much as the English equivalent at the turn of the century. In the cultural regard, it has aged a little, so don't expect a single female character who is, well, basically a character at all, and you might encounter other details that would constitute a faux pas right now, but ultimately, the book is not about that. It's about true friendship, about being kind and nice and generally about the cozy and calm life - a life we seem to never really live anymore in the 21st century. Yes, this is a book I could read to children. This is a book that soothed me so much that it could put me to sleep when I suffered anxiety. This is a very sweet and lovely book, even despite some of the moralising in the stories (which, by the way, is done in a nice, not preachy way), it was very enjoyable indeed.

You will probably like this if you enjoyed books like Anne of Green Gables.
anonymous
This review isn't about the story; if you haven't read it by now, get the book and read it. This is a nice solid hardcover with a place marker ribbon, a good choice for our six year old granddaughter. The biggest drawback to this edition (and the reason for the 4 stars) is the relatively small number of illustrations.....but what there are are good.
I would probably have preferred an edition with the illustrations by E.H. Shepard or Arthur Rackham (although the former would be more appropriate for someone who is six. However, neither of those editions was available on Amazon at less than collector's prices.

The most dismaying thing in my search for this book is the number of abridged versions for sale, which I believe to be unconscionable. I can well imagine those sections of the book that a modern editor / publisher might feel "superfluous," particularly for young readers. Well, if someone finds a chapter tedious, skip over it. It's not like that won't be necessary later in life, and with any number of other books.
The Wind in the Willows (Tor Classics) download epub
Humanities
Author: Kenneth Grahame
ISBN: 0812505107
Category: Other
Subcategory: Humanities
Language: English
Publisher: Aerie (August 15, 1989)