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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0192728156
ISBN-13: 9780192728159
Sku: 207966849
Publish Date: 9/1/2008
Pages:  207
Age Range:  13 to 16
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The Mole had been working very hard all the morning, spring-cleaning his little home. (from the first line)
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When Mole takes a break from his cleaning and wanders down to the river bank, he meets the Water Rat and a friendship is instantly formed. The two, together with Badger, spend a glorious summer messing about on the river, picnicking on the bank, and taking life easy. But when their hapless friend Toad gets into a spot of bother they dash to his aid. Soon the four friends are fighting to save Toad Hall from the dastardly stoats and weasels. 2008 is the centenary year of The Wind in the Willows and after 100 years in print this wonderful story still has the power to captivate its readers.
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This charming classic, first published in 1908, is set in an idyllic, fantasy Edwardian England, in which some animals can talk and interact with humans. The story chronicles the adventures of four friends who make their home in the lush countryside, the busy riverbank, and the mysterious woods: good-hearted Mole, clever Water Rat, wise reclusive Badger, and the reckless Toad, whose new obsession with motorcars has some very unfortunate consequences. Illustrated with delicate, full-color ink and watercolor drawings, this version of the book was originally published in two volumes, and abridges the text to a certain extent. In particular, it omits the somewhat controversial chapter "The Piper at the Gates of Dawn" in which Mole and Rat encounter the Greek god Pan.This charming classic, first published in 1908, is set in an idyllic, fantasy Edwardian England, in which some animals can talk and interact with humans. The story chronicles the adventures of four friends who make their home in the lush countryside, the busy riverbank, and the mysterious woods: good-hearted Mole, clever Water Rat, the reclusive and wise Badger, and the reckless Toad, whose new obsession with motorcars has some very unfortunate consequences. Friendship, humor, and delightful writing combine to create an infinitely pleasurable reading experience for both children and adults.
Author Bio
Kenneth Grahame
Kenneth Grahame is best remembered as the author of the classic THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS. Grahame's childhood was extremely unhappy. His mother died when he was five, at which point his alcoholic father surrendered Grahame and his siblings to their maternal grandmother, who also expressed little interest in the children. Discouraged from becoming a writer by his family, Grahame was forced to take a "real" job as a bank clerk. He began writing for various magazines in 1890, and it was this writing that led to the publication of his first successful book, THE GOLDEN AGE, in 1894. He married Elspeth Thomson in 1899; the couple had one child--a son named Alastair. Alastair was born with impaired vision and Grahame would entertain him with wild stories about such characters as Mr. Toad, Mole, and Rat. These stories formed the basis for THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS, which was published in 1907. The success of this book allowed Grahame to quit his bank job and become a full-time writer.

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Publishers Weekly
"Inga Moore's illustrations lend a luminous air to...Kenneth Grahame's THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS." 11/24/2003
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Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeMinimum Age:   09
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0207
Product attributePublisher:   Oxford University Press, USA
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