The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Book - 1983 1981 | Centennial anniversary ed
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This reissue of the classic animal story featuring friends Toad, Mole, Rat, and Badger celebrates the book's seventy-fifth anniversary.
Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, [1983] c1981
Edition: Centennial anniversary ed
ISBN: 9780684179575
Characteristics: x, 244 pages, [8] leaves of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm


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GCPL_Youth Jul 28, 2017

Timeless. This is just such a wonderful book. If you liked this and need something a little denser and more mature, try your hand at 'Watership Down'.

ArapahoeSteffen Jul 24, 2017

I brought this camping with me and read parts of it next to a river and it was SUPERB.
Vibrant, ambling and elegant prose throughout, the emotional and descriptive mole and rat chapters are contrasted with the hilarious Toad "plot" chapters. A classic in EVERY sense.

Jun 30, 2017

One of my favorite books. This is definitely a book children and adults can enjoy. I enjoyed reading it again as an adult. My favorite character is Badger. He is wise, compassionate, willing to give advice and to help, and is a no nonsense kind of guy.

Jun 13, 2017

Wonderful classic adventures of mole, rat and other forest friends. Rich language and subtle humour cultivate vocabulary and writing style for young (and old!) minds, an artform rare in modern times. Deeply appreciate these stories.

Mar 17, 2017

Begun as a series of letters from Kenneth Grahame to his son, The Wind in the Willows is a timeless tale of animal cunning and human camaraderie. Since its first publication in 1908, generations of adults and children have cherished this world of gurgling rivers and whispering reeds, serving as home to the most lovable creatures in all literature―Rat, Mole, Badger, and the irrepressible Toad of Toad Hall; with his goggles, overcoat and love of fast cars. Follow these little adventurers through gypsy caravans, stolen sports cars, and their Wild Wood.

Jul 29, 2016

BEST BOOK EVER! you have to read it!!!! its so sad and it really shows the true friendship from within. love it and I think that you should read it to

Jul 06, 2016

I just absolutely loved this book! I read it to my 3rd & 4th grade Literature class and they were entranced from the start. I laughed as much as they did and I think I enjoyed it even more than the children. I ended up buying a copy - I liked it that much - but I have to say that this particular publication has the best illustrations of all - they are enticing and funny!

vpl_childrens Dec 15, 2015

First published in 1908, "The Wind in the Willows" has been capturing the hearts and imaginations of children and adults alike for over a century. A story about loyalty and friendship, Grahame's book follows the story of bashful Mole, wise Rat, boastful Toad and practical Badger, who live in the beautiful and pristine English countryside.

Oct 18, 2015

The ebook version does not include illustrations as of October 18, 2015. Go for the print version to see some of the beautiful illustrations.

Allen Tu
Aug 23, 2015

It is a great story!

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Jul 30, 2016

The wind in the willows is a great book about a lonely mole who finds a friend with a friendship like nomotjer forest creature can ever find

Jun 24, 2016

This book is about four Animals - A Badger, A Toad, A Rat, and one other one that I can't think of right now.

This tells about a Toad who is a Bad Toad and he finally realize how bad he has been for a very long time thanks to the Badger who starts talking to him about how bad he has been. He than changes to a Good Toad.

I dearly love this story. It is a really cute adorable story. I would highly recommend this book.


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Laura_X Feb 22, 2019

The past was like a bad dream; the future was all happy holiday as I moved Southwards week by week, easily, lazily, lingering as long as I dared, but always heeding the call!

Dec 20, 2011

“Nice? It’s the only thing,” said the Water Rat solemnly, as he leant forward for his stroke. “Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.”


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