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The Wind in the Willows : Penguin Classics - Kenneth Grahame

The Wind in the Willows

Penguin Classics

Paperback Published: 27th October 2005
ISBN: 9780143039099
Number Of Pages: 240
For Ages: 7 - 10 years old

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One of the most celebrated works of classic literature for children

When Kenneth Grahame first entertained his son with letters about a petulant character named Toad, he had no way of knowing that his creation – together with his friends Mole, Rat, and Badger – would delight children for nearly 100 years. Here they are once more, pursuing adventure in gypsy caravans, stolen sportscars, and prison, but always returning to their beloved Wildwood. And although Grahame s characters are unmistakably animals, they remain endearingly human in their eccentricity, folly, and friendship.

  • First time in Penguin Classics
  • Includes an introduction and notes by the children's literature historian Gillian Avery
  • Features an appendix of Grahame's original letters to his son about the adventures of Toad
About the Author

Kenneth Grahame (1859-1932) English bank official, writer, author of THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS (1908), set in the idyllic English countryside. The work established Grahame's international reputation as a writer of children's books and has deeply influenced fantasy literature.

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"It is what I call a Household Book . . . a book which everybody in the household loves, and quotes continually ever afterwards; a book which is read aloud to every new guest."
-A. A. Milne

ISBN: 9780143039099
ISBN-10: 0143039091
Series: Penguin Classics
Audience: General
For Ages: 7 - 10 years old
For Grades: 2 - 5
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 27th October 2005
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.8  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.18
Edition Number: 1