Synopses & Reviews
One of the best-loved childrens books of all time is updated for a new generation in a beautifully designed gift edition liberally illustrated by David Roberts.
The story begins when Mole abandons his spring cleaning to explore the world beyond his burrow. He scurries down to the riverbank, where he meets Ratty and discovers a carefree world of picnics and messing about in boats. There are adventures ahead, in the company of reckless Mr. Toad, and dangers, when the two friends venture into the Wild Wood to visit Mr. Badger. And there are events that test the friendship of the four animals to the limits, but through it all they retain their loyalty and good humor. Generations have fallen in love with Kenneth Grahames enduring story — and here, in a sumptuous new gift edition stunningly illustrated by David Roberts, The Wind in the Willows stands poised to capture young readers hearts anew.
In a beautiful single volume, Inga Moores magical illustrations bring Kenneth Grahames much-loved classic to life for a new generation of readers.
Kenneth Grahames classic tale of the pleasures of country life and the dependability of good friends will never grow old. Now, in this splendid volume, Inga Moore recaptures its scenes and its characters with richly patterned and warmly detailed illustrations. Here, drawn with charming freshness, are impulsive dear Mole, rash Mr. Toad, reclusive Badger, and sensible Rat, so happy just "messing around in boats." And here are the most treasured moments from THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS - Moles first enraptured row on the river, Toads irrepressible adventures in and out of automobiles, and many more. So gather round to read or listen, and, as Mole and Rat would heartily agree, a fine time will be had by all.
About the Author
Kenneth Grahame (1859-1932) was inspired to write The Wind in the Willows
based on bedtime stories he had been telling his young son, Alastair. The book was published in 1908 to instant acclaim.
David Roberts is the author-illustrator of the Bertie Books and the illustrator of many books for children, including Paul Fleischmans The Dunderheads, which was short-listed for the Kate Greenaway Medal; its sequel The Dunderheads Behind Bars, also by Paul Fleischman; and The Dumpster Diver by Janet S. Wong. David Roberts lives in London.