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Puffin Classics : The Wind in the Willows : Puffin Classics - Kenneth Grahame

Puffin Classics : The Wind in the Willows

Puffin Classics


Published: 2nd June 2008
For Ages: 9 - 12 years old
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This is the much-loved classic tales of Ratty, Mole, Badger and Toad. When Mole goes boating with Ratty instead of doing his spring-cleaning, he discovers a whole new world. As well as adventures on the river and in the Wild Wood, there are high jinks on the open road with that reckless ruffian, Mr Toad of Toad Hall. Ratty, Mole, Badger and Toad become the firmest of friends, but after Toad's latest escapade, can they join together and beat the wretched weasels once and for all? "The Wind in the Willows" by Kenneth Grahame is one of the twelve wonderful classic stories being relaunched in "Puffin Classics" in March 2008.

About the Author

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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Beautiful Book


from Victoria, Australia

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  • Appeals To All Ages
  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Engaging characters
  • Well Written


    Best Uses

    • Bedtime Story
    • Gift
    • Older Readers
    • Younger Readers

    Comments about Puffin Classics : The Wind in the Willows:

    What a timeless tale! So beautifully written, full of colourful characters and delightfully described scenery. It's easy to imagine sitting by the riverside, reading this book, surrounded by Badger, Mole, Toad and all the other great characters from the story.
    A childhood favourite that still captures the imagination and delights the reader no matter what age they are. Highly recommend and please, introduce your kids to this classic piece of literature.

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    Does The Wind in the Willows 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 (2008), displays a narcissistic streak: "This new edition brings The Wind in the Willows...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 makes an intriguing lagniappe. (selective resource list) (Literary analysis. Adult/professional) (Kirkus Reviews)

    ISBN: 9780141321134
    ISBN-10: 014132113X
    Series: Puffin Classics
    Audience: Children
    For Ages: 9 - 12 years old
    For Grades: 2 - 5
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 272
    Published: 2nd June 2008
    Country of Publication: GB
    Dimensions (cm): 17.8 x 13.0  x 1.9
    Weight (kg): 0.19
    Edition Number: 1