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The coveted and award-winning Penguin Threads series continues with three more enchanting, beautifully sewn covers by a talented visual artist

With paper and pen or needle and thread, storytelling has many traditions. Penguin's award-winning art director Paul Buckley presents Penguin Threads, a series of Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions inspired by the aesthetic of handmade crafts with specially commissioned cover art. Jillian Tamaki's embroidered artwork appears on The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett, Emma by Jane Austen, and Black Beauty by Anna Sewell. This latest set features three beloved classics for both adults and children with cover art by painter and illustrator Rachell Sumpter.

Sketched in a traditional illustrative manner, the final covers are sculpt embossed and present full front and reverse hand-stitched designs. Through story, style and texture, the Penguin Threads is an exciting chapter in Penguin's long history of excellence in book design, for true lovers of the book, design, and handcrafted beauty.

Meek little Mole, willful Ratty, Badger the perennial bachelor, and petulant Toad. In the more than one hundred years since their first appearance in 1908, they've become emblematic archetypes of eccentricity, folly, and friendship. And their misadventures–in gypsy caravans, stolen sports cars, and their beloved Wild Wood- continue to capture readers' imaginations and warm their hearts long after they grow up. The Wind in the Willows is a timeless tale of animal cunning and human camaraderie.

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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

Synopsis:

This edition of the most celebrated works of classic children's literature includes an Introduction and notes by children's literature historian Gillian Avery, and an appendix of Grahame's original letters to his son about the adventures of Toad.

About the Author

Kenneth Grahame (1859–1932) was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and raised in Berkshire by his grandmother, whose house and garden would inspire the backdrop of his most famous work. His books of stories for children include Pagan Papers, The Golden Age, and Dream Days.

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Tina Blacksmith, March 7, 2012 (view all comments by Tina Blacksmith)
This is a beautifully written story. Reading it, you feel like the animals are people, just going about their daily lives. Another great classic everyone should read!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780143039099
Introduction:
Avery, Gillian
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Introduction by:
Avery, Gillian
Introduction:
Avery, Gillian
Author:
Sumpter, Rachell
Author:
Grahame, Kenneth
Author:
Maguire, Gregory
Author:
Avery, Gillian
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Animals - Frogs & Toads
Subject:
Animals
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Literature - Classics / Contemporary
Subject:
Childrens classics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series:
Penguin Classics Deluxe Editio
Publication Date:
20050731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7.70x5.20x.59 in. .39 lbs.
Age Level:
08-12

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"Synopsis" by ,

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

"Synopsis" by , This edition of the most celebrated works of classic children's literature includes an Introduction and notes by children's literature historian Gillian Avery, and an appendix of Grahame's original letters to his son about the adventures of Toad.

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