The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3736808305

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 235

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The Wind in the Willows is a classic of children's literature by Kenneth Grahame. Alternately slow moving and fast paced, it focuses on four anthropomorphized animal characters in a pastoral version of England. The novel is notable for its mixture of mysticism, adventure, morality, and camaraderie and celebrated for its evocation of the nature of the Thames valley. A book that we all greatly loved and admired and read aloud or alone, over and over and over: The Wind in the Willows. This book is, in a way, two separate books put into one. There are, on the one hand, those chapters concerned with the adventures of Toad; and on the other hand there are those chapters that explore human emotions—the emotions of fear, nostalgia, awe, wanderlust. My mother was drawn to the second group, of which "The Piper at the Gates of Dawn" was her favorite, read to me again and again with always, towards the end, the catch in the voice and the long pause to find her handkerchief and blow her nose. My father, on his side, was so captivated by the first group that he turned these chapters into the children's play, Toad of Toad Hall. In this play one emotion only is allowed to creep in: nostalgia.
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The Illustrators of The Wind in the Willows, 1908-2008

Author: Carolyn Hares-Stryker

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 192

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"Read by children around the world since 1908, each edition of The Wind in the Willows is fondly remembered for its exceptional illustrations by artists such as Arthur Rackham, Ernest Shepard, Inga Moore, Robert Ingpenas. Over 90 artists are profiled, providing an overview of his life and artistic approach. A number of illustrations accompany most entries"--Provided by publisher.
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The Wind in the Willows Coloring Book

Toad's Adventures

Author: Kenneth Grahame

Publisher: Dover Publications

ISBN: 9780486232928

Category: Animals

Page: 64

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Color Mr. Toad and his friends and follow their mad adventures in this wonderfully entertaining coloring book. Contained here are the Toad episodes from Kenneth Grahame's classic "Wind in the Willows" along with 50 delightful new illustrations by Dominique Michele Strandquest. Toad, Mole, Water Rat and Badger are incorrigible friends, and they barrel through their adventures - imprisonment in the Tower of London, stolen cars, a Keystone Cops locomotive chase, and crayons, paints and felt-tip pens.
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The Wind in the Willows

Author: Inga Moore,Kenneth Grahame

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780744567090

Category: Children's stories

Page: 96

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Original Don Daily illustrations bring the riverbank and endearing characters back to life in unparalleled quality in this classic edition of The Wind in the Willows. For more than a century, Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows has captivated children with the adventures of Mole, Rat, toad and Badger. Renowned artist Don Daily Captured the essence of these beloved stores with enchanting illustrations back in 1993; now, the beautiful artwork is posthumously published in Daily's honor in this new hardcover classic edition. The text featuring the same heartwarming tales on full color spreads, this edition is one to be treasured by a new generation of readers.
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The Wind in the Willows

Author: Alan Bennett

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571301231

Category: Drama

Page: 128

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'Believe me, my young friend, there is absolutely nothing half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats. In them or out of them, it doesn't matter. Whether you get away or you don't, whether you arrive at your destination or whether you never get anywhere at all, you're always busy.' Ever since the publication of Kenneth Grahame's novel in 1908, the characters of Ratty, Mole, Toad and Badger have delighted generations of readers. Now Alan Bennett has written an adaptation for the stage, a version which is both true to the original and yet carries that distinctive Bennett hallmark. Alan Bennett introduces this edition, writing about the history of the project and the staging of the production. 'Bennett is even able to inject the odd sly joke for the adult without bewildering the tots... the result is a delightful evening, a treat for anyone.' The Times
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My Dearest Mouse

'The Wind in the Willows' Letters

Author: Kenneth Grahame

Publisher: Viking Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 190

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Reproduces letters written by Grahame to his four-year-old son, letters in which the author first introduced Toad, Mole, Ratty, and the other animal characters who later starred in "The Wind in the Willows"
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The Great Escape

Author: Michel Plessix,Kenneth Grahame,Luke Spear

Publisher: Cinebook

ISBN: 9781905460021

Category: Children's stories

Page: 32

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While Rat and Mole take a well deserved rest, Toad dwells in a dank jail: for having loved the motorcar, the unfortunate Toad is condemned to 20 years in prison. But he has a trick up his sleeve. Thanks to his irresistible charm, to his exceptional intelligence and especially thanks to his immense generosity, Toad escapes and gets caught up in a high-speed chase. But to become truly free, he has to make a sacrifice - and what a sacrifice! He has to renounce what he holds most dearly: his dignity. Adapted by Michel Plessix.
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The River Bank

And Other Stories from the Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame,Inga Moore

Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)

ISBN: 9780763600594

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 93

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The escapades of four animal friends who live along a river in the English countryside--Toad, Mole, Rat, and Badger.
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