The Wind in the Willows
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Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
Book DescriptionWalker Illustrated Classics is a new series which brings together some of the best-loved stories ever told, illustrated by some of today's finest artists. These exquisitely designed books, with their magnificent words and glorious pictures, are a pleasure to read - and re-read. The classics have never looked so good! Kenneth Grahame's classic children's story tells the adventures of the amiable Mole, the dapper Water Rat and the marvellous Badger as they endeavour to keep the wayward Toad out of trouble. Sensitively abridged and beautifully illustrated with great charm and detail by Inga Moore.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781406317428
(210mm x 182mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Walker Books Ltd
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Kenneth Grahame
Project X Origins Graphic Texts: Grey Book Band, Oxford Level 14: The Wind in the Willows, Paperback (September 2016)
Project X Origins Graphic Texts can help children to reach higher standards in comprehension. Life on the river bank is peaceful for Mole, Ratty and Badger until their friend Toad gets a motor car! Can Toad's friends convince him to stay out of trouble?
Steam in the Willows, Paperback / softback (November 2015)
New illustrations for the classic Wind in the Willows story with a steampunk/maker flair.
Wind in the Willows Small Gift Edition, Paperback (September 2015)» View all books by Kenneth Grahame
Kenneth Grahame's classic story of adventure and loyalty has been stunningly re-imagined through the illustrations of David Roberts in this lovely small format paperback edition.
US Kirkus Review » Does The Wind in the Willows <\i>need an annotated edition? Suggesting that Grahame's prose, "encrusted with the patina of age and affect," has become an obstacle to full appreciation of the work, Lerer offers the text with running disquisitions in the margins on now-archaic words and phrases, Edwardian social mores and a rich array of literary references from Aesop to Gilbert and Sullivan. Occasionally he goes over the top - making, for instance, frequent references alongside Toad's supposed mental breakdown to passages from Kraft-Ebing's writings on clinical insanity - and, as in his controversial Children's Literature, a Reader's History from Aesop to Harry Potter <\i>(2008), displays a narcissistic streak: "This new edition brings The Wind in the Willows<\i>...into the ambit of contemporary scholarship and criticism on children's literature..." Still, the commentary will make enlightening reading for parents or other adults who think that there's nothing in the story for them - and a closing essay on (among other topics) the links between Ernest Shepard's art for this and for Winnie the Pooh <\i>makes an intriguing lagniappe. (selective resource list) (Literary analysis. Adult/professional) <\i> (Kirkus Reviews)
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Author Biography - Kenneth Grahame
Kenneth Grahame was born in 1859 and wrote fiction and fantasy for children. He is most famous for The Wind in the Willows (1908), which is considered to be one of the greatest classics of children's literature. He also wrote The Reluctant Dragon which was later adapted to a Disney movie.
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