The Wind in the Willows Paperback – Special Edition, 8 Sep 2016
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Mole "thought his happiness was complete when, as he meandered aimlessly along, suddenly he stood by the edge of a full-fed river. Never in his life had he seen a river before--this sleek, sinuous, full-bodied animal, chasing and chuckling, gripping things with a gurgle and leaving them with a laugh, to fling itself on fresh playmates that shook themselves free, and were caught and held again." Such is the cautious, agreeable Mole's first introduction to the river and the "Life Adventurous". Emerging from his home at Mole End one spring, his whole world changes when he hooks up with the good-natured, boat-loving Water Rat, the boastful Toad of Toad Hall, the society-hating Badger who lives in the frightening Wild Wood, and countless other (mostly) well-meaning creatures. Grahame's The Wind in the Willows has enchanted readers for four generations, and this lavishly illustrated gift edition is perhaps the finest around. (All ages, or 9 to 12) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
- "It is a book that breaks nearly every rule of modern children's fiction... it wasn't about fairies at the bottom of the garden, but it was about magic -- just the right kind of magic. It thrills me still to read it." --Shirley Hughes, "The Times"
Usborne are widely known for their very popular range of abridged classics... Chunky and complete with clear print and colour illustrations, these should appeal to those parents and grandparents keen to encourage children to encounter past great reads in their entirety. With this very approachable and palatable format there is a good chance they will succeed. --Sonia Benster, The Children's Bookshop --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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This is an absolutely wonderful book, beautifully written and completely absorbing. Like other great children's books, it tells the truth about the human condition better than any adult book could do. It makes you laugh and cry and also makes you think and feel in a new way. Marvellous!
This book simply doesn't date and the descriptions given of the river and the herbage and of the Wild Wood are superb. Probably my favourite chapter being Pagan, is The Piper at the Gates of Dawn'. Ratty and Mole are swept along without oars listening to music coming from they know not where until they find themselves on a little island and there they find a certain special someone plus the Otters son who has been missing for some time.
I cannot recommend this book highly enough for children and adults alike............it simply transports you to a quieter, nicer time and makes you feel all 'squishy' and happy inside.
We do spend a lot of time explaining various bits and pieces to them as we go through it so it's slow going but that is part if the fun and learning experience I suppose!
However, it's a lovely, well written reminder of simple pleasures enjoyed by simple folk (or animals even!)
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Absolutely wonderful read took me back to the wonderful, gentle days of my childhood so many years ago. Read morePublished 6 hours ago by GD Grahame
did not receive the wind in the willows on my kindle would you please send againPublished 14 days ago by Robert Joss
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Took me back to childhood highly recommend this book for all ages and boy girls
This is one of my favourite books from childhood. I saw a theatre production of it once and well remember the terror of the wild wood portrayed by red eyes of the wicked wood... Read morePublished 20 days ago by Amazon Customer
An absolutely wonderful book. The cover is richly coloured and softly padded. The pages are printed cleanly and the pictures within evoke memories of childhood wonder and the... Read morePublished 24 days ago by Paul R
beautiful and stunning classic book a real keepsake, lovely cover.Published 25 days ago by Sunny Shah