'There is nothing -- absolutely nothing -- half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.'
A timeless and celebrated children's classic, Grahame's The Wind in the Willows has delighted for nearly 100 years. In the idyllic English countryside, Mole, Badger, Rat and Toad encounter adventure at every turn -- whether it's gipsy caravans, Rat's love for the river, or Toads passion for motorcars, the loveable friends and their escapades continue to delight children and adults alike.
About the Author
Kenneth Grahame was a British writer, most famous for The Wind in the Willows , one of the classics of children's literature. He also wrote The Reluctant Dragon, which was much later adapted into a Disney movie.
While still a young man, Grahame began to publish light stories in London periodicals such as the St. James Gazette. Some of these stories were collected and published as Pagan Papers in 1893, and, two years later, The Golden Age. These were followed by Dream Days in 1898, which contains The Reluctant Dragon.
There is a ten-year gap between Grahame's previous book and the publication of his triumph, The Wind in the Willows . During this decade Grahame became a father. The wayward headstrong nature he saw in his little son he transformed into the swaggering Mr. Toad, one of its four principal characters. Despite its success, he never attempted a sequel. Others, years after his death, have done that for him. The book was a hit and is still enjoyed by adults and children today, whether in book form or in the films.
Series: Collins Classics
Number Of Pages: 238
Published: 1st October 2011
Dimensions (cm): 17.6 x 11.3 x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.144