Kenneth Grahame - Author

About the Author

Kenneth Grahame was born in Edinburgh, Scotland but in early childhood, after being orphaned, moved to live with his grandmother on the banks of the River Thames in southern England. He was an outstanding pupil at St Edward's School in Oxford and wanted to attend Oxford University but was not allowed to do so by his guardian on grounds of cost. Instead he was sent to work at the Bank of England in 1879, and rose through the ranks until retiring as its Secretary in 1908 due to ill health. In addition to ill health, Grahame's retirement was precipitated in 1903 by a strange, possibly political, shooting incident at the bank. Grahame was shot at three times, all of them missed. Grahame's marriage to Elspeth Thomson was an unhappy one. They had only one child, a boy named Alastair, who was born blind in one eye and was plagued by health problems throughout his short life. Alastair eventually committed suicide on a railway track while an undergraduate at Oxford University, two days before his 20th birthday on 7 May, 1920. Out of respect for Kenneth Grahame, Alastair's demise was recorded as an accidental death. Kenneth Grahame died in Pangbourne, Berkshire in 1932.

Featured books by Kenneth Grahame

Other books by Kenneth Grahame

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2018

The riverside adventures of Mole, Ratty, Badger and Mr. Toad have become a timeless classic of children's literature. In this beautiful volume, we see that charming world through the eyes of renowned artist, Grahame Baker-Smith. Brimming with exquisite artwork, this beloved story is brought to life for a whole new generation of readers.

THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS

THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/10/2018

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/10/2018

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/09/2018

Far from fading with time, Kenneth Grahame's classic tale of fantasy has attracted a growing audience in each generation. Rat, Mole, Badger and the preposterous Mr Toad (with his `Poop-poop-poop' road-hogging new motor-car), have brought delight to many through the years with their odd adventures on and by the river, and at the imposing residence of Toad Hall. Grahame's book was later dramatised by A. A. Milne, and became a perennial Christmas favourite, as Toad of Toad Hall. It continues to enchant and, above all perhaps, inspire great affection.

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame, Sam Noonan Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/08/2018

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/08/2018

Usborne Illustrated Originals Wind in the Willows

Usborne Illustrated Originals Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2018

A beautiful gift edition of Kenneth Grahame's timeless classic, enchantingly illustrated and told in its complete and unabridged form. Join Mole, Ratty, Badger and Mr. Toad in their adventures and antics, from venturing into the dark and dangerous Wild Wood to simply messing about in boats. With a padded cover, stylish design and a ribbon marker, this will make a gift to be treasured and shared together again and again.

Dream Days

Dream Days

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/06/2018

The Golden Age. [chicago-1896]

The Golden Age. [chicago-1896]

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/05/2018

Dream Days

Dream Days

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/05/2018

The Golden Age

The Golden Age

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/05/2018

Wind in the Willows

Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: eBook Release Date: 08/05/2018

The Wind in the Willows is a classic of children's literature by Kenneth Grahame, first published in 1908. Alternately slow moving and fast paced, it focuses on four anthropomorphised animal characters in a pastoral version of England. The novel is notable for its mixture of mysticism, adventure, morality, and camaraderie.

Reluctant Dragon

Reluctant Dragon

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: eBook Release Date: 08/05/2018

The Reluctant Dragon is an 1898 children's story by Kenneth Grahame (originally published as a chapter in his book Dream Days), which served as the key element to the 1941 feature film with the same name from Walt Disney Productions. The story has also been set to music as a children's operetta by John Rutter, with words by David Grant. The story takes place in the Berkshire Downs in Oxfordshire (where the author lived and where, according to legend, St George did fight a dragon). It is Grahame's most famous short story. It is arguably much more well-known than Dream Days itself or the related The Golden Age. It can be seen as a prototype to most modern stories in which the dragon is a sympathetic character rather than a threat.In Grahame's story, a young boy discovers an erudite, mushroom-loving dragon living in the Downs above his home. The two become friends, but soon afterwards the dragon is discovered by the townsfolk, who send for St George to rid them of it.

Collection

Collection

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: eBook Release Date: 08/05/2018

CONTENTS:The Golden AgeDream DaysThe Reluctant DragonThe Wind in the Willows

Dream Days

Dream Days

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: eBook Release Date: 08/05/2018

The further adventures of five brothers and sisters growing up in the English countryside in the late nineteenth century. Sequel to "e;The Golden Age."e;

Golden Age

Golden Age

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: eBook Release Date: 08/05/2018

Grahame's reminiscences are notable for their conception "e;of a world where children are locked in perpetual warfare with the adult 'Olympians' who have wholly forgotten how it feels to be young"e;--a theme later explored by J. M. Barrie and other authors.

The Wind in the Willows Illustrated by John Burningham

The Wind in the Willows Illustrated by John Burningham

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/05/2018

The most popular children's book ever written, lovingly illustrated by John Burningham. Kenneth Grahame began to tell the tale of the river bank on the night of his son's fourth birthday, but what started out as a short bedtime story soon grew into one of the most enjoyable series of adventures ever to be told in children's literature. The entertaining exploits of the book's four intrepid heroes - Mole, Water Rat, Badger and the incorrigible Toad - have captured the imagination of generations of children. This beautiful edition is illustrated by renowned picture book artist John Burningham, whose wonderfully evocative line drawings marry perfectly with Graham's vivid text. There are twelve glorious full-colour scenes, full of detail, to enjoy over again and again.

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2018

The Reluctant Dragon (Illustrated Edition)

The Reluctant Dragon (Illustrated Edition)

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2018

Golden Age

Golden Age

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: eBook Release Date: 12/12/2017

The Golden Age is a collection of Kenneth Grahame's reminiscences of childhood, notable for their conception of a world where children are locked in perpetual warfare with the adult "e;Olympians"e; who have wholly forgotten how it feels to be young-a theme later explored by J. M. Barrie and other authors.

Wind in the Willows

Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: eBook Release Date: 07/11/2017

One Spring morning, Mole abandons his spring cleaning and surfaces into the sunlight and warm grass of a great meadow. Rambling busily along the hedgerows he comes all at once to the edge of a river. Mole is entranced. Here on the river bank he meets the Water Rat. Mole stays with the Water Rat in his snug waterside home where the river laps at the sill of the window and here he meets Ratty's friends: Badger who lives in the Wild Wood and the incorrigible Toad of Toad Hall.A timeless tale of waterside Britain that has been loved by generations of children and acclaimed as a classic. The story of Mole, Ratty, Badger, and Toad and their escapades, whether messing about on the river or puttering about in Toad's shiny new car, cannot fail to enchant every listener.Many of the original cast from Alan Bennett's acclaimed National Theatre production appear in this dramatization for BBC Radio 4, including Richard Briers as Rat, Adrian Scarborough as Mole, and Terence Rigby as Albert, with Alan Bennett as the narrator.

Wind In The Willows

Wind In The Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/10/2017

The Cambridge Book of Poetry for Children

The Cambridge Book of Poetry for Children

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/08/2017

The Golden Age. Illus. by Maxfield Parrish

The Golden Age. Illus. by Maxfield Parrish

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/08/2017

The Headswoman

The Headswoman

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/08/2017

Dream Days

Dream Days

Author: Kenneth Grahame, Lois Lenski Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/08/2017

Illustrated Classic: Wind in the Willows

Illustrated Classic: Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2017

This carefully abridged edition follows the exciting adventures of water-loving Rat, sensitive Mole, fun-loving Toad and wise Badger as they mess about in boats, get lost in the Wild Wood and battle to take back Toad Hall. Favourite characters and scenes have been reimagined with plate illustrations, presented in a sumptuous hardback design.

Dream Days

Dream Days

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/07/2017

The Golden Age

The Golden Age

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/07/2017

The Wind in the Willows - Large Print Edition

The Wind in the Willows - Large Print Edition

Author: Kenneth Grahame, Sam Sloan Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/05/2017

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/05/2017

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/05/2017

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/05/2017

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/05/2017

Collected Works of Kenneth Grahame

Collected Works of Kenneth Grahame

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/05/2017

Collected Works of Kenneth Grahame

Collected Works of Kenneth Grahame

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/05/2017

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/05/2017

Wind in the Willows

Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: eBook Release Date: 25/04/2017

For more than a century, The Wind in the Willows and its endearing protagonists have enchanted children of all ages. Whether the four friends are setting forth on an exciting adventure, engaging in a comic caper, or simply relaxing by the River Thames, their stories are among the most charming in all English literature. Alternately slow-moving and fast-paced, the novel is notable for its mixture of mysticism, adventure, morality, and camaraderie and is celebrated for its evocation of the pastoral nature of the Thames valley.

Wind in the Willows

Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: eBook Release Date: 25/04/2017

For more than a century, The Wind in the Willows and its endearing protagonists have enchanted children of all ages. Whether the four friends are setting forth on an exciting adventure, engaging in a comic caper, or simply relaxing by the River Thames, their stories are among the most charming in all English literature. Alternately slow-moving and fast-paced, the novel is notable for its mixture of mysticism, adventure, morality, and camaraderie and is celebrated for its evocation of the pastoral nature of the Thames valley.

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/04/2017

Depicting the adventures of Rat, Mole, Badger and the pretentious Mr Toad, The Wind in the Willows sees these four animals getting into all sorts of trouble as they wander along the river, through the Wild Wood and around the grand Toad Hall. Adapted for the stage by A.A. Milne as Toad of Toad Hall, and recreated for film and TV numerous times, Kenneth Grahame's tale has been an essential part of every English child's formative reading for over a century, with new generations of readers succumbing to its charm, wit and wonder.

The Wind in the Willows V&A Collector's Edition

The Wind in the Willows V&A Collector's Edition

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2017

This new hardback edition of The Wind in the Willows, the classic story loved by children and adults alike, has been created in partnership with the world-famous V&A Museum, with exquisite cover designs from their William Morris collection. Spring is in the air and Mole has found a wonderful new world. There's boating with Ratty, a feast with Badger and high jinx on the open road with that reckless ruffian, Mr Toad of Toad Hall. The four become the firmest of friends, but after Toad's latest escapade, can they join together and beat the wretched weasels?

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/03/2017

Mole and Rat have a pleasant life by the river, where they talk, boat and wile away the days. The wise and private Mr Badger lives sedately in the Wild Woods, content in his solitude. Then there's Mr Toad - wealthy, impulsive and utterly obsessed with motor cars, he's always getting into scrapes and can't survive without the help of his friends. One of the most celebrated works of classic literature for children, The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame remains a timeless tale of camaraderie, loyalty and bravery more than a hundred years after its first publication. With sixteen gorgeous colour illustrations by the celebrated Arthur Rackham, and an afterword by author David Stuart Davies.

Dream Days

Dream Days

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/03/2017

Dream Days

Dream Days

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/03/2017

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/02/2017

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame, David Petersen Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/02/2017

Experience the timeless story of Toad, Rat, Mole, and Badger in a beautiful new unabridged, hardcover designed and illustrated by New York Times Bestselling author and Eisner Award winning creator David Petersen (Mouse Guard). Painstakingly illustrated over three years, this exquisite and lavish edition features both color and pen and ink illustrations throughout. Begun as a series of letters from Kenneth Grahame to his son, The Wind in the Willows is a timeless tale of animal cunning and human camaraderie. Since its first publication in 1908, generations of adults and children have cherished this world of gurgling rivers and whispering reeds, serving as home to the most lovable creatures in all literature-Rat, Mole, Badger, and the irrepressible Toad of Toad Hall; with his goggles, overcoat and love of fast cars. Follow these little adventurers through gypsy caravans, stolen sports cars, and their Wild Wood.

Reluctant Dragon

Reluctant Dragon

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: eBook Release Date: 06/01/2017

In this delightful tale an unnamed boy discovers that there is a dragon living in the downs above his house. But this is no ordinary dragon, this is an erudite, poetry-loving dragon. The boy and the dragon become friends in short order. Unfortunately, the villagers also discover that there is a dragon living in the downs and they send for the great dragon slayer St. George. The boy and the dragon need a plan, a plan that will save the life of this unique and delightful dragon. This edition is illustrated with whimsical dragons throughout. From the author of 'The Wind in the Willows.'

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/11/2016

Kenneth Grahame MEGAPACK(R)

Kenneth Grahame MEGAPACK(R)

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: eBook Release Date: 15/10/2016

Kenneth Grahame was a British writer, most famous for The Wind in the Willows (1908, included), one of the classics of children's literature. He also wrote The Reluctant Dragon (included here as part of Dream Days); both books were later adapted into Disney films. Contents:THE WIND IN THE WILLOWSTHE GOLDEN AGEDREAM DAYSPAGAN PAPERSTHE HEADSWOMANIf you enjoy this ebook, don't forget to search your favorite ebook store for "e;Wildside Press Megapack"e; to see more of the 300+ volumes in this series, covering adventure, historical fiction, mysteries, westerns, ghost stories, science fiction -- and much, much more!

Project X Origins Graphic Texts: Grey Book Band, Oxford Level 14: The Wind in the Willows

Project X Origins Graphic Texts: Grey Book Band, Oxford Level 14: The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame, Claire O'Brien Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/09/2016

Project X Origins Graphic Texts can help children to reach higher standards in comprehension. This graphic retelling of The Wind in the Willows brings a fresh look to a well-loved classic. Life on the river bank is peaceful for Mole, Ratty and Badger until their friend Toad gets a motor car! Can Toad's friends convince him to stay out of trouble? This book also contains notes on the inside front and back covers with advice on supporting older children with their reading, ideas for follow-up activities and higher-level comprehension questions.

The Wind in the Willows (Knickerbocker Children's Classic)

The Wind in the Willows (Knickerbocker Children's Classic)

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/08/2016

Follow the charming adventures of Mole, Mr. Toad, Ratty, and Badger in The Wind in the Willows. Originally published in 1908, the classic children's tale The Wind in the Willows tells the stories of four animals and their adventures together. It is celebrated for its sense of camaraderie, morality, and mysticism. With illustrations by Paul Bransom, this beautiful, vibrant clothbound hardcover is unabridged and makes a great addition to every child's library. The Knickerbocker Classics bring together the essential works of classic authors from around the world in stunning editions to be collected and enjoyed.

The Wind in the Willows (1000 Copy Limited Edition)

The Wind in the Willows (1000 Copy Limited Edition)

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/07/2016

The Wind in The Willows

The Wind in The Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/06/2016

HarperCollins is proud to present its range of best-loved, essential classics. `There is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.' One spring day in the idyllic English countryside, Mole, Rat, Toad and Badger embark on a series of escapades. From Ratty's exploits on the river to Toad's passion for motorcars and the invasion of Toad Hall by the stoats and weasels, these woodland friends encounter adventure at every turn. A timeless and celebrated classic, Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows has endured for nearly 100 years, and continues to delight readers of all ages.

Wind in the Willows

Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: eBook Release Date: 27/05/2016

Kenneth Grahame's classic tale was first published in 1908, and children and adults alike fell in love with the timid Mole, the friendly Water Rat, the erudite Badger, the mischievous Toad, and a host of other unforgettable creatures. The quiet life they lead on the banks of the River Thames is interspersed with adventures, normally instigated by Toad, who has a propensity for trouble, and whose sudden and all-consuming passion for motor cars eventually results in his being kept 'a helpless prisoner in the remotest dungeon of the best-guarded keep of the stoutest castle in all the length and breadth of Merry England.' His escape dressed as a washerwoman and his journey home to Toad Hall are among the most familiar and best-loved escapades in children's literature. Over the years, the animals' adventures have been brought to life by many artists, including E. H. Shepard, who illustrated the original edition, and Arthur Rackham. This magnificent new edition brings the story to life with more than 70 new illustrations by award-winning artist Robert Ingpen, so fans of all ages can relive - or enjoy for the first time - this heart-warming tale.

Delphi Complete Works of Kenneth Grahame (Illustrated)

Delphi Complete Works of Kenneth Grahame (Illustrated)

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: eBook Release Date: 10/05/2016

The British author Kenneth Grahame is celebrated for creating 'The Wind in the Willows', one of the most beloved tales of classic children's literature. He also wrote 'The Reluctant Dragon', as well as endearing short stories and thought-provoking essays. This comprehensive eBook presents Grahame's complete works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Grahame's life and works* Concise introductions to the texts* All the tales and essays, fully illustrated, with individual contents tables* Includes rare works appearing for the first time in digital publishing, including BERTIE'S ESCAPADE* Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts* Excellent formatting of the texts* Famous works such as 'The Wind in the Willows' are fully illustrated (Paul Bransom) with the original artwork* Includes Grahame's rare non-fiction work, FIRST WHISPER OF 'THE WIND OF THE WILLOWS' - available in no other collection* Features two biographies, including Chalmers' seminal work - discover Grahame's literary life* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genresPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titlesCONTENTS:The Children's BooksTHE WIND IN THE WILLOWSTHE CAMBRIDGE BOOK OF POETRY FOR CHILDRENBERTIE'S ESCAPADEThe Short Story CollectionsPAGAN PAPERSTHE GOLDEN AGEDREAM DAYSTHE HEADSWOMANThe Non-FictionFIRST WHISPER OF 'THE WIND OF THE WILLOWS'The BiographiesKENNETH GRAHAME LIFE LETTERS AND UNPUBLISHED WORK by Patrick ChalmersTHE CHILDREN'S ADVOCATE: KENNETH GRAHAME by W. M. ParkerPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles or to purchase this eBook as a Parts Edition of individual eBooks

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/05/2016

Bring to life the classic story of The Wind in the Willows with this exquisite cut-paper gift edition illustrated by Inga Moore. Kenneth Grahame's classic children's story The Wind in the Willows is brought to life in this exquisite three-dimensional cut-paper gift edition, beautifully illustrated by the award-winning Inga Moore. Presented in a slipcase, this charming book unfolds to reveal twelve of the most famous moments in Ratty, Mole, Badger and Toad's adventures along the riverbank.

Pagan Papers

Pagan Papers

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2016

This early collection of short works from The Wind in the Willows author Kenneth Grahame will come as a pleasant surprise to fans of his fiction geared for younger audiences. Though sharing the same whimsical irreverence as his juvenile fiction, these essays and sketches are characterized by a dry, sophisticated wit that will appeal to grownups.

Pagan Papers

Pagan Papers

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2016

This early collection of short works from The Wind in the Willows author Kenneth Grahame will come as a pleasant surprise to fans of his fiction geared for younger audiences. Though sharing the same whimsical irreverence as his juvenile fiction, these essays and sketches are characterized by a dry, sophisticated wit that will appeal to grownups.

Ducks' Ditty

Ducks' Ditty

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2016

Watch how ducks swim in the river!

Wind in the Willows

Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

At the start of the book, it is spring time: the weather is fine, and good-natured Mole loses patience with spring cleaning. He flees his underground home, heading up to take in the air. He ends up at the river, which he has never seen before. Here he meets Ratty (a water rat), who at this time of year spends all his days in, on and close by the river. Rat takes Mole for a ride in his rowing boat. They get along well and spend many more days boating, with Rat teaching Mole the ways of the river. One summer day shortly thereafter, Rat and Mole find themselves near the grand Toad Hall and pay a visit to Toad. Toad is rich (having inherited wealth from his father): jovial, friendly and kind-hearted but aimless and conceited, he regularly becomes obsessed with current fads, only to abandon them as quickly as he took them up. Having only recently given up boating, Toad's current craze is his horse-drawn caravan. In fact, he is about to go on a trip, and persuades the reluctant Rat and willing Mole to join him. The following day (after Toad has already tired of the realities of camp life and sleeps-in to avoid chores), a passing motorcar scares the horse, causing the caravan to overturn into a ditch. Rat does a war dance and threatens to have the law on the motorcar drivers while Mole calms the horse, but this marks the immediate end of Toad's craze for caravan travel, to be replaced with an obsession for motorcars. When the three animals get to the nearest town, they have Toad go to the police station to make a complaint against the vandals and their motorcar and thence to a blacksmith to retrieve and mend the caravan. Toad - in thrall to the experience of his encounter - refuses. Rat and Mole find an inn from where Mr. Toad's horse is taken care of and they organise the necessary steps and, exhausted, return home by train. Meanwhile, Toad makes no effort to help, instead deciding to order himself a motorcar. (Excerpt from Wikipedia)

The Reluctant Dragon (Illustrated Edition)

The Reluctant Dragon (Illustrated Edition)

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/12/2015

Steam in the Willows Standard Colour Edition

Steam in the Willows Standard Colour Edition

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/11/2015

Steam in the Willows Premium Colour Edition

Steam in the Willows Premium Colour Edition

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/11/2015

Steam in the Willows Black and White Edition

Steam in the Willows Black and White Edition

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/11/2015

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2015

A luxury, illustrated clothbound gift edition of Kenneth Grahame's timeless classic, in its complete and unabridged form. Join Mole, Ratty, Badger and Mr. Toad in their adventures and antics, from venturing into the dark and dangerous Wild Wood to simply messing about in boats. An heirloom for the future.

The Wind in the Willows Small Gift Edition

The Wind in the Willows Small Gift Edition

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/09/2015

This timeless story opens with Mole leaving his spring-cleaning and going above ground to explore the world beyond his burrow. Making friends with Ratty, the two become inseparable and together they spend long summer days enjoying the delights of the river and its banks. Then they meet the impetuous Toad and the distinguished though slightly stern Mr Badger and find themselves caught up in a series of adventures to rescue Toad from his own reckless behaviour and return him safely to Toad Hall. Stolen cars, prison sentences, daring escapes, and dastardly villains all feature in this classic tale of high-adventure and rock-solid friendship. The Wind in the Willows is a story full of beautifully-drawn characters. It is cherished from one generation to the next and so makes a perfect choice for a gift book as it will be enjoyed in equal measure by those tucked up in bed to hear the story for the first time and those who remember many of its lines fondly as they read the story aloud for their young listeners. This is a sumptuous and contemporary gift edition (using the original text but with one chapter omitted with younger readers in mind) and with stunning illustrations from David Roberts, in a highly desirable new small format.

Dream Days

Dream Days

Author: Kenneth Grahame, Lois Lenski Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/08/2015

Dream Days

Dream Days

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/08/2015

The Golden Age. Illus. by Maxfield Parrish

The Golden Age. Illus. by Maxfield Parrish

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/08/2015

Pagan Papers

Pagan Papers

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/08/2015

The Headswoman

The Headswoman

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/08/2015

The Cambridge Book of Poetry for Children

The Cambridge Book of Poetry for Children

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/08/2015

The Wind in the Willows Faber Children's Classics

The Wind in the Willows Faber Children's Classics

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/07/2015

Here today, up and off to somewhere else tomorrow! Toad has always been a silly sort of fellow. But when his latest obsession with motor cars - the faster the better - threatens to lead him to disaster, it is up to Toad's good friends Mole, Ratty and Badger to get him under control. Can they save Toad from prison, and his home Toad Hall from the wicked Weasels and Stoats?

Wind in the Willows

Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: eBook Release Date: 23/06/2015

Join Mr. Toad and all his friends for a wild ride and other stories of life on the riverbank "e;Beyond the Wild Wood comes the wild world, "e;said the Rat. "e;And that's something that doesn't matter, either to you or to me. I've never been there, and I'm never going' nor you either, if you've got any sense at all."e; Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows is a classic tale of four animal friends and their adventures. The Wind in the Willows is a novel that celebrates personal responsibility, friendship and the joy of home.

Wind in the Willows

Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: eBook Release Date: 18/06/2015

The Wind in the Willows is a classic of children's literature by Kenneth Grahame, first published in 1908. Alternately slow moving and fast paced, it focuses on four anthropomorphised animal characters in a pastoral version of England. The novel is notable for its mixture of mysticism, adventure, morality, and camaraderie.

Reluctant Dragon

Reluctant Dragon

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: eBook Release Date: 18/06/2015

The Reluctant Dragon is an 1898 children's story by Kenneth Grahame (originally published as a chapter in his book Dream Days), which served as the key element to the 1941 feature film with the same name from Walt Disney Productions. The story has also been set to music as a children's operetta by John Rutter, with words by David Grant. The story takes place in the Berkshire Downs in Oxfordshire (where the author lived and where, according to legend, St George did fight a dragon). It is Grahame's most famous short story. It is arguably much more well-known than Dream Days itself or the related The Golden Age. It can be seen as a prototype to most modern stories in which the dragon is a sympathetic character rather than a threat.In Grahame's story, a young boy discovers an erudite, mushroom-loving dragon living in the Downs above his home. The two become friends, but soon afterwards the dragon is discovered by the townsfolk, who send for St George to rid them of it.

Dream Days

Dream Days

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: eBook Release Date: 18/06/2015

The further adventures of five brothers and sisters growing up in the English countryside in the late nineteenth century. Sequel to "e;The Golden Age."e;.

Golden Age

Golden Age

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: eBook Release Date: 18/06/2015

Grahame's reminiscences are notable for their conception "e;of a world where children are locked in perpetual warfare with the adult 'Olympians' who have wholly forgotten how it feels to be young"e;--a theme later explored by J. M. Barrie and other authors.

Wind in the Willows

Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: eBook Release Date: 10/06/2015

Follow Toad, Rat, Badger, Mole, and their many friends as they are "e;simply messing about in boats."e; And join them as they have one adventure after another. Rich, compelling, and exciting, there's something here for the entire family.

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/05/2015

Wind in the Willows

Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: eBook Release Date: 12/05/2015

A world of innocence and simplicity too soon left behind.Daily MailThe day that Mole abandons his spring-cleaning and sets out to enjoy the sunshine is the start of many adventures. Not only does he discover the river and the joys of messing around in boats, but he also makes lifelong friends with Rat, Badger and the eccentric and incorrigible Toad.

Wind In The Willows

Wind In The Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: eBook Release Date: 10/03/2015

Mr. Toad and his friendsMole, Ratty, and Mr. Badgerhave outrageous adventures in the Wild Wood, but Toad ever learn to be the responsible toad he should be?HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

THE Wind in the Willows

THE Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame, GRANDMA'S TREASURES Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/02/2015

Meet Mole, Rat Known as Ratty to his friends, Mr. Toad, Mr. Badger, Otter,portly, the Weasels, Pan, The Wayfarer and squirrels and rabbits. Journey with them on their amazing light-hearted adventures of folly, mysticism, friendship, forgiveness, and morality. The Wind in the Willows by author Kenneth Grahame is a heartwarming children's story. It follows the lives of Mole, Water Rat, Otter, Badger, and Toad. The Wind in the Willows is full of fun and adventure. It is a timeless story of friends who will do anything for each other. This beloved classic of literature has touched the hearts of young readers for over three generations.

THE Wind in the Willows

THE Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame, GRANDMA'S TREASURES Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/02/2015

Meet Mole, Rat Known as Ratty to his friends, Mr. Toad, Mr. Badger, Otter,portly, the Weasels, Pan, The Wayfarer and squirrels and rabbits. Journey with them on their amazing light-hearted adventures of folly, mysticism, friendship, forgiveness, and morality. The Wind in the Willows by author Kenneth Grahame is a heartwarming children's story. It follows the lives of Mole, Water Rat, Otter, Badger, and Toad. The Wind in the Willows is full of fun and adventure. It is a timeless story of friends who will do anything for each other. This beloved classic of literature has touched the hearts of young readers for over three generations.

Pagan Papers - Scholar's Choice Edition

Pagan Papers - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/02/2015

Wind in the Willows

Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/11/2014

When Mole goes for a walk one spring day, he meets the friendly Ratty at the riverside who invites Mole to join him on his river-boat. The two become firm friends and regularly go boating together, one day ending up at the impressive Toad Hall. They decide to say hello to Toad Hall's owner, the extremely wealthy and fickle Mr Toad who has since developed an unhealthy passion for motor cars. As Mr Toad continues to waste huge amounts of money on motor cars and regularly injures himself in car crashes; Mole, Ratty and their new friend Badger decide to put Toad under house arrest to prevent him from being a danger to himself. Unfortunately, the devious Toad escapes and recklessly drives away from Toad Hall in one of his new cars. He is then arrested and it is up to Mole, Ratty and Badger to look after Toad Hall and safeguard it from the weasels, stoats and ferrets until Toad comes back.

Dream Days

Dream Days

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/10/2014

Headswoman

Headswoman

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2014

Trajectory presents classics of world literature with 21st century features! Our original-text editions include the following visual enhancements to foster a deeper understanding of the work: Word Clouds at the start of each chapter highlight important words. Word, sentence, paragraph counts, and reading time help readers and teachers determine chapter complexity. Co-occurrence graphs depict character-to-character interactions as well character to place interactions. Sentiment indexes identify positive and negative trends in mood within each chapter. Frequency graphs help display the impact this book has had on popular culture since its original date of publication. Use Trajectory analytics to deepen comprehension, to provide a focus for discussions and writing assignments, and to engage new readers with some of the greatest stories ever told. "e;The Headswoman"e; by Kenneth Grahame is a 1898 novel about a beautiful woman who seduces men in order to execute and kill them.

Oxford Children's Classics: The Wind in the Willows

Oxford Children's Classics: The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/09/2014

What are you looking for? Adventure! Excitement! Fun! Friendship! Join in the delights and disasters on the riverbank with Mole and his new friends. With sensible Ratty, wise Badger, fun-loving Toad, and the dastardly stoats and weasles, there's never a dull moment! Oxford Children's Classics present not only the original and unabridged story of The Wind in the Willows in a stunning new edition, but also help you to discover a whole world of new adventures with a vast assortment of recommendations and activities.

Wind in the Willows

Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: eBook Release Date: 23/09/2014

The classic story of Mole, Rat, Toad, Badger and the wonderful adventures they share As spring begins to bloom across the countryside, so too does Mole's desire to leave his underground home and venture into the wilds above. His journey delivers him to the banks of a riverthe first Mole has ever seenand to the blue-and-white boat captained by Rat. Their camaraderie sparked, Mole and Rat continue into the Wild Wood, meeting up with the cantankerous Badger and the impulsive Toad. No stranger to calamity, Toad and his reckless habitsincluding a tendency toward spectacular car crasheswill get the four friends into heaps of trouble, but their steadfast loyalty to one another always sees them through.The Wind in the Willowsis a charming, unforgettable ode to friendship and one of the most cherished children's stories of all time. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Wind in the Willows

Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: eBook Release Date: 02/08/2014

A timeless and celebrated children's classic, that has delighted for nearly 100 years.

Wind in the Willows

Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2014

Spring has finally arrived, and with it, new adventures. Friends Rat and Mole go on a river cruise or stop by Toad Hall to visit their friend Toad. Toad is a friendly fellow, but he obsesses over the latest fads. From boats to horse-drawn caravans, his adventures get bigger and bigger. When Toad discovers the shiny, fast motorcar, Mole and Rat have more on their hands than they can handle. The two team up with Badger to save their friend...but more trouble awaits them than they could possible imagine. Scottish author Kenneth Grahame wrote this tale of friendship and forgiveness, which was first published in 1908 in the UK. This is an unabridged version of the 1913 edition, with illustrations by Paul Bransom.

Wind in the Willows

Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2014

Spring has finally arrived, and with it, new adventures. Friends Rat and Mole go on a river cruise or stop by Toad Hall to visit their friend Toad. Toad is a friendly fellow, but he obsesses over the latest fads. From boats to horse-drawn caravans, his adventures get bigger and bigger. When Toad discovers the shiny, fast motorcar, Mole and Rat have more on their hands than they can handle. The two team up with Badger to save their friend…but more trouble awaits them than they could possible imagine. Scottish author Kenneth Grahame wrote this tale of friendship and forgiveness, which was first published in 1908 in the UK. This is an unabridged version of the 1913 edition, with illustrations by Paul Bransom.

Wind in the Willows Minibook

Wind in the Willows Minibook

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/07/2014

Wind in the Willows Minibook

Wind in the Willows Minibook

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/07/2014

Collection of Global Children's Literature (Upgrade Version) The Wind in the Willows

Collection of Global Children's Literature (Upgrade Version) The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2014

A Collection of Global Children's Literature The Wind in the Willows (Upgrade Version) once came out in 1908 and became popular in Britain as a household fairy tale. The story was about four cute animals: a mole, a coypus, an old badger, and a toad. They had different characters, playing different roles in their legendary adventures. Among them, the toad is the most worrying children. He's crazy about drag racing and likes pushing himself forward to be different. S a result, he is put in jail and his home is attacked. With the help of his friends, he crazily escaped from the prison and retook his home. After all this, would he repent thoroughly of his misdeeds and make a fresh start? Perhaps, it is one of the important reasons for the book to be popular due to its profound implication and edutainment.

Wind in the Willows

Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2014

The Wind in the Willows is a story which can be told or enjoyed by people who sit round a stove. Shivering in the snowfield, a mole and a water vole finally manage to enter Mr.Badger's comfortable, warm house and crawl into his bed full of smell of soap. As the story gets to somewhere when next morning they get up and see two hedgehogs eating kasha by the table and when Mr.Toad jumps into that dream luxury car and start the engine and then drive away with a roar, our eyes will always brim over with light resulting from amazing and surprising story plot. All we want to do is to integrate into this fairy tale and embrace that fantastic world. Like these animal heroes, in this book readers can not only experience the same life story changing with different seasons but also can feel the friendship and warmness in the willows.

Wind in the Willows

Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: eBook Release Date: 20/02/2014

Since publication in 1908, The Wind in the Willows has established itself as one of the most popular children's books ever written. Rat, Toad, Mole, and Badger are emotional, vibrant, and fully realized characters with their own share of flaws and virtues. They become loyal friends and meet strange and wonderful characters along their journey. The magical fantasy starts on the river bank and goes to the heights of Toad Hall, a truly fine mansion of many secret passages. All children will delight in this story and be taken away on the wings of imagination.

Dragon MEGAPACK (R)

Dragon MEGAPACK (R)

Author: Kenneth Grahame, H.P. Lovecraft Format: eBook Release Date: 04/02/2014

Dragons have thrilled the imagination since the days of ancient Greece and Rome. From heroes like Hercules to King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, from Frodo in The Hobbit to St. George, generations of heroes -- real and fictional -- have sought to slay the Great Worms and plunder their treasure troves. This volume collects 25 modern and classic works about dragons (plus a bonus short poem), from Beowulf to the Brothers Grimm, from Lewis Carroll's "e;Jabberwocky"e; to modern tales great new writers like Michael Kurland and Gary Lovisi. Included are:SYMPATHY FOR DRAGONS, by John Gregory BetancourtTHE FOUR CLEVER BROTHERS, by The Brothers GrimmTHE FIFTY-FIRST DRAGON, by Heywood BrounTHE SLAYING OF THE MONSTER, by R. H. Barlow and H. P. LovecraftTHE KING OF THE FISHES, by Joseph JacobsTHE STUDENT WHO WAS FORCIBLY MADE KING, by AnonymousOF MICE & DRAGONS, by Gary LovisiTHE DRAGON OF THE NORTH, by Andrew LangTHE RELUCTANT DRAGON, by Kenneth GrahameJOHN THE TRUE, by Joseph JacobsVERNAN'S DRAGON, by John Gregory BetancourtHOW THE DRAGON WAS TRICKED, by J. G. von HahnLILY AND THE LION, by the Brothers GrimmLILY AND THE DRAGON, by Michael KurlandTHE PRINCE AND THE DRAGON, by Andrew LangWHY THE RED DRAGON IS THE EMBLEM OF WALES, by W. Jenkyn ThomasJABBERWOCKY, by Lewis CarrollTHE DRAGON'S TEETH, by Nathaniel HawthorneTHE DRAGON OF WANTLEY, by Henry CareyTHE LAST OF THE DRAGONS, by E. NesbitTHE DRAGON OF LA TRINITA, by Mary Lovett CameronTHE LITTLE BULL-CALF, by Andrew LangRICH PETER THE PEDLAR, by George Webbe DasentTHE TWO BROTHERS, by The Brothers GrimmTHE MANDELBROT DRAGON, by Mary A. TurzilloTHE TALE OF BEOWULF, by Anonymous (translated by William Morris)And don't forget to search this ebook store for "e;Wildside Megapack"e; to see more great collections, ranging from fantasy and science fiction to mysteries, westerns, adventure stories, and more! (View them by publication date to see the most recent additions.)

Wind in the Willows

Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: eBook Release Date: 01/02/2014

Charlotte House: The Wind in the Willows covers the stories that are suitable for people sitting around the warm stove, we listen to the story. When the Mole and Rat that shivering with cold finally stepped into the comfortable home of Mr. Badger and laid on the bed with soapy smells; when Mr. Toad leaped on the luxury car he had fascinated, "e;bang"e; to start the engine, and then sped away, the eyes of the people who were listening to the story will be out of light and would like to immediately jump into that fairy tale world.

An Gwyns i'n Helyk

An Gwyns i'n Helyk

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/11/2013

Wind in the Willows

Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: eBook Release Date: 29/10/2013

Mr. Toad is the kindhearted, but spoiled resident of Toad Hall. He is bored and constantly obsesses over different crazes, like houseboating and caravaning, but it is only when he encounters a motorcar that he really gets into trouble. Toad will need all the help he can get from his friendsMole, Rat, and Mr. Badgerif he is ever going to learn how to act like the respectable toad he should be.The Wind in the Willows became an instant classic upon its publication in 1908. This timeless classic has inspired numerous radio, film, television, and stage adaptions, and has inspired sequels and alternative versions.HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/10/2013

Wind in the Willows

Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/10/2013

Golden Age

Golden Age

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: eBook Release Date: 14/10/2013

Kenneth Grahame was born on 8 March 1859 in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was initially sent to work at the Bank Of England rising eventually to Secretary. As a young man, Grahame began to publish light stories in periodicals such as the St. James Gazette. Some were collected together 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. Shortly thereafter he became a father and did not publish again until 1908. It was worth waiting for. The Wind In The Willows was a fabulous triumph. Despite its success, he never attempted a sequel.

Dream Days

Dream Days

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: eBook Release Date: 14/10/2013

Kenneth Grahame was born on 8 March 1859 in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was initially sent to work at the Bank Of England rising eventually to Secretary. As a young man, Grahame began to publish light stories in periodicals such as the St. James Gazette. Some were collected together 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. Shortly thereafter he became a father and did not publish again until 1908. It was worth waiting for. The Wind In The Willows was a fabulous triumph. Despite its success, he never attempted a sequel.

Charles Dickens - Thoughts About People

Charles Dickens - Thoughts About People

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: eBook Release Date: 14/10/2013

The short story is often viewed as an inferior relation to the Novel. But it is an art in itself. To take a story and distil its essence into fewer pages while keeping character and plot rounded and driven is not an easy task. Many try and many fail. In this series we look at short stories from many of our most accomplished writers. Miniature masterpieces with a lot to say. In this volume we examine some of the stories Charles Dickens wrote about specific people. Sometimes with just a few details Dickens conjures up memorable characters that set about their journey. Dickens is a name that dominates the landscape of English novelists. His works are masterpieces and he is held everywhere in the highest regard. In his fairly short life of 58 years he accomplished an extraordinary number of classic novels, especially in light of his humble and poor beginnings. Here in this collection of stories his hand and mind are everywhere within their short length proving once again that Dickens could master almost any form of writing.

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/07/2013

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/05/2013

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/04/2013

Wind in the Willows

Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: eBook Release Date: 13/03/2013

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 anthropomorphised 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. In 1908 Grahame retired from his position as secretary of the Bank of England. He moved back to Cookham, Berkshire, where he had been brought up and spent his time by the River Thames doing much as the animal characters in his book do-namely, as one of the most famous phrases from the book says, "e;simply messing about in boats"e;-and wrote down the bed-time stories he had been telling his son Alistair.

Wind in the Willows

Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: eBook Release Date: 21/11/2012

Like his renowned countryman Lewis Carroll, British author Kenneth Grahame (1859–1932) found writing tales for children a pleasant diversion from his regular duties in the everyday world. The Wind in the Willows, his most memorable collection of stories, is today a much-loved classic of children's literature.Begun as a series of bedtime stories that Grahame, a bank executive, told his young son, this engaging fantasy recounts the whimsical adventures of a delightful company of animals — among them Mole, Ray, Badger, and Toad — all of whom possess decidedly human characteristics.This charming new version, with over 30 original illustrations by Thea Kliros, has been specially prepared for young readers and retains all the character and flavor of the original stories. Once again youngsters follow the shy but curious Mole as he sets out one spring day from his little underground home and is befriended by the extremely personable Water Rat, who introduces him to Badger, the reclusive philosopher, and to pleasure-seeking Toad of Toad Hall.Children and adults alike will fall under the charming spell of this humorous potpourri of make-believe as it paints a gently satirical picture of loyalties, weakness, and extravagant behavior.

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/08/2012

Ho! ho! I am the Toad, the motor-car snatcher, the prison-breaker, the Toad who always escapes! Tired of spring cleaning, Mole ventures above ground into the warm sunshine, and happens upon his friend Ratty. Together they picnic on the sparkling, burbling river, brave the sinister Wild Wood in wintertime to visit the bad-tempered Badger, and take to the open road in a caravan with dear, silly old Toad. But when Toad's attention turns to motor cars, his reckless behaviour goes from bad to worse. Badger, Rat and Mole must save their friend from ruin, and Toad Hall from the clutches of the rascally Stoats and Weasels. BACKSTORY: Get outdoors and explore the natural world, and test your knowledge of The Wind in the Willows.

Modern Library Collection Children's Classics 5-Book Bundle

Modern Library Collection Children's Classics 5-Book Bundle

Author: Kenneth Grahame, Lewis Carroll, J.M. Barrie, Alexandre Dumas Format: eBook Release Date: 23/07/2012

For young dreamers, nostalgic parents, and imaginative readers of all ages, this wonderful eBook collection not only contains five of the most beloved children's books in the world but some of the most admired and enduring literature ever put to page. Each of these can be considered a ';Household Book,' as A. A. Milne so affectionately described The Wind in the Willows—books that ';everybody in the household loves, and quotes continually ever afterwards; [books which are] read aloud to every new guest.'   THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS Kenneth Grahame   Written by Kenneth Grahame as bedtime stories for his son, The Wind in the Willows continues to delight readers today. Basing his fanciful animal characters on human archetypes, Grahame imparts a gentle, playful wisdom in his timeless tales. Few readers will be able to resist an invitation to join the Wild Wooders at Toad Hall, enjoy a quick splash in the river with Rat and Badger, or take a swerving ride with Toad in a ';borrowed' motor-car.   ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND & THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS Lewis Carroll   Conceived by a shy British don on a golden afternoon to entertain ten-year-old Alice Liddell and her sisters, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass have delighted generations of readers in more than eighty languages. ';The clue to the enduring fascination and greatness of the Alice books,' writes A. S. Byatt in her Introduction, ';lies in language. It is play, and word-play, and its endless intriguing puzzles continue to reveal themselves long after we have ceased to be children.'   PETER PAN J. M. Barrie   Set in London and and the magical Neverland, J. M. Barrie's tale of a boy who refuses to grow up has delighted generations of readers. In this novel, which Barrie adapted from his 1904 play, Peter introduces Wendy, Michael, and John Darling to the fairy Tinker Bell and the lost boys. Together, they do battle with Captain Hook and his fierce band of pirates.   THE THREE MUSKETEERS Alexandre Dumas   First published in 1844, Alexandre Dumas's swashbuckling epic chronicles the adventures of D'Artagnan, a gallant young nobleman who journeys to Paris in 1625 hoping to join the ranks of the musketeers guarding Louis XIII. He soon finds himself fighting alongside three heroic comrades—Athos, Porthos, and Aramis—who seek to uphold the honor of the king by foiling the wicked plots of Cardinal Richelieu and the beautiful spy ';Milady.'

The Wind in the Willows (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

The Wind in the Willows (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/04/2012

One of the most celebrated works of classic literature for children, The Wind in the Willows follows Mole, Rat, Toad and Badger from one adventure to the next - in gipsy caravans, stolen sports cars, to prison and back to the Wild Wood. A story of animal cunning and human camaraderie, this remains a timeless tale nearly 100 years after its publication. Bringing together traditional handicraft with cutting-edge book design, the Penguin Threads series has already created a huge buzz among the art and book-collecting communities. This latest set features cover art by painter and illustrator Rachell Sumpter, who brings a unique, whimsical sensibility to the Threads. With vivid colours and ambitiously intricate details, these additions to our innovative series commissioned by award-winning creative director Paul Buckley are rich works of art to be cherished and shared.

Wind in the Willows

Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame, Mike Kenny Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/03/2012

An enchanting adaptation of Kenneth Grahame's legendary animal adventure story. Join Mole as he introduces you to his friends; amiable Ratty, wise Badger and infamous Mr Toad. Together they tell action packed stories of boating on the river, adventuring in the Wild Wood, battling weasels at Toad Hall and a few mis-haps with motor cars. * 'Mike Kenny's script is funny, clever and pointed in its championing of riverbank life. It has a warm heart but is never twee' The Stage ** 'an inventive, lively production in the finest storytelling tradition.' Whatsonstage.com **

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/12/2011

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/12/2011

Dream Days

Dream Days

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/11/2011

Dream Days

Dream Days

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/11/2011

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/11/2011

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/11/2011

The Robert Ingpen Illustrated Classics Collection

The Robert Ingpen Illustrated Classics Collection

Author: Kenneth Grahame, Rudyard Kipling, Robert Louis Stevenson Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/10/2011

A beautiful collection of timeless classics for a new generation, featuring three of the best-loved children's titles. Meet unforgettable characters in The Jungle Book and follow man-cub Mowgli's adventures with the Wolf Pack as he faces up to his life-long enemy, Shere Khan. Go on a swashbuckling journey in search of buried treasure with young Jim Hawkins in Treasure Island and see how Mr Toad leads his companions from one escapade to the next in The Wind in the Willows, until he finally realises the value of true friendship.

The Wind in The Willows

The Wind in The Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/10/2011

HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics. `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.

Wind In The Willows

Wind In The Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: eBook Release Date: 26/05/2011

Join Ratty, Mole, Badger and Toad on more adventures read by the wonderful Richard Briers.Join Ratty, Mole, Badger and Toad on more adventures read by the wonderful Richard Briers.

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/05/2011

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/05/2011

The Wind In The Willows

The Wind In The Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/03/2011

The Golden Age. [Tales.]

The Golden Age. [Tales.]

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/03/2011

Collection of Global Children's Literature (Best-Seller) The Wind in the Willows

Collection of Global Children's Literature (Best-Seller) The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2010

A Collection of Global Children's Literature: The Wind in the Willows (Best-Seller) is a masterpiece of the British writer Kenneth Grahame. Upon its publication in 1908, the book immediately went popular in the UK, and became a household fairy tale in the country. The story was about four cute animals: a mole, a coypus, an old badger, and a toad. They had different characters, playing different roles in their legendary adventures. The toad was a bothering child as he was crazy about racing and was pushy. At the end, he was thrown into the prison and his home was attacked. With the help of his friends, he crazily escaped from the prison and retook his home. After all this, would he repent thoroughly of his misdeeds and make a fresh start? Perhaps, it is one of the important reasons for the book to be popular due to its profound implication and edutainment.

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/07/2010

'Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.' So says Rat to Mole, as he introduces him to the delights of the river and his friends Toad, the spirit of rebellion, and Badger, the spirit of England. But it is a world where the motor-car is about to wreck the gipsy caravan, the revolutionaries in the Wild Wood are threatening the social fabric, the god Pan is abroad, and the warm seductive whispers of the south are drifting into the English lanes. An international children's classic, The Wind in the Willows grew from the author's letters to his young son, yet it is concerned almost exclusively with adult themes: fear of radical changes in political, social, and economic power. Mole's acceptance into the conservative world of the River Bank, and Toad's wild attempts to escape from it, are narrated in virtuoso language ranging from lively parody to elaborate fin-de-siecle mysticism. A profoundly English fiction with a world following, it is a book for adults adopted by children, a timeless masterpiece, and a vital portrait of an age. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/07/2010

The Headswoman

The Headswoman

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/11/2009

Pagan Papers

Pagan Papers

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/11/2009

Pagan Papers

Pagan Papers

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/11/2009

Dream Days

Dream Days

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/11/2009

Dream Days

Dream Days

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/11/2009

Pagan Papers

Pagan Papers

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/11/2009

Pagan Papers

Pagan Papers

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/11/2009

Pagan Papers

Pagan Papers

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/11/2009

Pagan Papers

Pagan Papers

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/11/2009

The Annotated Wind in the Willows

The Annotated Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame, Annie Gauger, Brian Jacques Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/04/2009

Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing-absolutely nothing-half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats. -the Water Rat to the Mole An instant bestseller upon its initial publication in 1908, The Wind in the Willows has become one of the beloved stories of all time. How could Ratty and Mole have known when they took to the river over one hundred years ago that they would begin a phenomenon that would produce one of the most oft-quoted lines in British literature, and inspire everyone from the creator of Winnie-the-Pooh to Pink Floyd? Drawing from more than a decade of research, Annie Gauger, one of the world's leading experts on Kenneth Grahame and The Wind in the Willows, now presents a fascinating new annotated edition that reintroduces readers to Otter, curmudgeonly Badger, and rollicking, boastful Toad, while revealing the secrets behind this treasured classic. In The Annotated Wind in the Willows, readers will discover the sheer joy of the original text, restored to the original 1908 version, illustrated with hundreds of full-color images-including the beloved drawings by E. H. Shepard and Arthur Rackham. This edition also includes Shepard's famous map of the Wild Wood and rarely seen images by illustrators Graham Robertson, Paul Bransom, Nancy Barnhart, and Wyndham Payne. In an illuminating preface, Gauger explains how Grahame came to write the novel, which began as a bedtime story and then became a series of letters he wrote to his son, Alastair. This edition reproduces the original letters in their entirety and includes nearly a thousand delightful annotations on everything from automobiles (Toad drove an Armstrong Hardcastle Special Eight) and early motorcar etiquette to modern manifestations (Disneyland's Mr. Toad's Wild Ride). She reveals how William John Cavendish Bentinck-Scott, the peculiar Fifth Duke of Portland, built an extensive network of underground tunnels, thus inspiring the character of Badger, and she puts Grahame's work in literary context, comparing him to Dickens, Rudyard Kipling, A. A. Milne, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Finally, new to this edition, long buried in the Kenneth Grahame papers, are the notes, letters, and writings by Alastair Grahame and his governess, including several pieces by Kenneth Grahame himself that have never been published before. With a stunning, lyrical tribute to Grahame by Brian Jacques, the internationally best-selling author of the Redwall series, The Annotated Wind in the Willows should prove a most beautiful and enduring tribute to Grahame's masterpiece.

Dragon Tales

Dragon Tales

Author: Kenneth Grahame, Edith Nesbit Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 02/02/2009

Here is a collection of four delightful dragon stories by two master writers for children. The Reluctant Dragon is the best known, but the others are equally appealing. In The Reluctant Dragon , a boy discovers a dragon in a nearby cave. The villagers want to send for St George to slay him, but he is a friendly dragon and doesn't want to fight! In The Island of Nine Whirlpools , a princess is imprisoned and a suitor has to get past the dragon in order to marry her. In The Fiery Dragon , Princess Sabrinetta is kept in a dragon-proof tower, but a fiery dragon is roaming the neighbourhood. Finally, in The Last Dragon , the King of Cornwall's daughter doesn't want to be tied to a rock awaiting a prince to rescue her from the clutches of a dragon. In any case, there is only one dragon left alive. This title is presented with lively music and even the occasional amusing sound effect.

Dream Days

Dream Days

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/01/2009

Dream Days

Dream Days

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/01/2009

The Golden Age

The Golden Age

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/05/2008

The Golden Age

The Golden Age

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/05/2008

Dream Days

Dream Days

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/05/2008

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/05/2008

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 06/03/2008

The much-loved classic tales of Ratty, Mole, Badger and Toad. When Mole goes boating with Ratty instead of doing his spring-cleaning, he discovers a whole new world. As well as adventures on the river and in the Wild Wood, there are high jinks on the open road with that reckless ruffian, Mr Toad of Toad Hall. Ratty, Mole, Badger and Toad become the firmest of friends, but after Toad's latest escapade, can they join together and beat the wretched weasels once and for all? The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame is one of the twelve wonderful classic stories being relaunched in Puffin Classics in March 2008.

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame, Brian Jacques Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/02/2008

Spend a season on the river bank and take a walk on the wild side . . . Spring is in the air and Mole has found a wonderful new world. There's boating with Ratty, a feast with Badger and high jinx on the open road with that reckless ruffian, Mr Toad of Toad Hall. The four become the firmest of friends, but after Toad's latest escapade, can they join together and beat the wretched weasels? PLUS A behind-the-scenes journey, including author profile, a guide to who's who, activities and more.

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/02/2008

The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame is an English classic loved by adults and children alike. ***Now in a beautiful cloth-bound hardback edition - a perfect gift for young readers.*** Spend a season on the river bank and take a walk on the wild side . . . Spring is in the air and Mole has found a wonderful new world. There's boating with Ratty, a feast with Badger and high jinx on the open road with that reckless ruffian, Mr Toad of Toad Hall. The four become the firmest of friends, but after Toad's latest escapade, can they join together and beat the wretched weasels? PLUS A behind-the-scenes journey, including author profile, a guide to who's who, activities and more . . .

Level 2: Wind in the Willows

Level 2: Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/02/2008

Classic / British English This is the story of four friends -- Toad, Rat, Mole and Badger. Rat loves the river. Mole is often afraid. Badger likes to stay at home. But Toad is always looking for new adventures -- and some of his ideas are dangerous.

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/02/2008

There's nothing--absolutely nothing--half so much worth doing as messing about in boats. One of the all-time great animal stories. Kenneth Grahame's classic children's book has delighted generations. The Wild Wood seems a terrifying place to Mole, until he finds it's full of friends - Kind, sleepy Badger; brave and lively Ratty; and the irresponsible Mr Toad, famous for his wealth and his car smashes. But there are also the sinister weasels and stoats, and they capture Toad Hall when Mr Toad is in jail. How will he escape? And can the friends fight together to save Toad Hall? Kenneth Grahame's classic The Wind in the Willows needs no introduction. Entertaining adults and children alike for over a hundred years, characters such as Ratty, Mole, Badger and, of course, the irrepressible Mr Toad have influenced children's animal stories ever since. Fun, exciting, whimsical and dangerous at times, The Wind in the Willows can't help but spark a child's imagination. In this Egmont edition, Kenneth Grahame's animal book, is made all the more beautiful and enthralling thanks to the original illustrations by E. H. Shepard, the man who also drew Winnie-the-Pooh. Kenneth Grahame was born in 1859. He told his son stories about water rats and moles which became The Wind in the Willows, the book for which he is best known. He died in 1932.

The Reluctant Dragon

The Reluctant Dragon

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/02/2008

A classic retelling of St George and the Dragon from the author of The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame. `Now, dragon,' said the Boy imploringly. `You've got to fight him some time of other you know, 'cos he's St George and you're the dragon. Better get it over, and then we can go on with the sonnets.' Everyone knows St George has to do battle with the dragon, but what happens when the dragon simply won't fight St George? The Reluctant Dragon is a funny story of bravery, friendship and derring-do. This children's classic is made even more collectable thanks to the beautiful illustrations by E.H. Shepard, the artist behind the original illustrations for The Wind in the Willows and the man who drew Winnie-the-Pooh. A classic childhood fantasy for everyone who loved Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and Peter Pan. Perfect for early readers aged 8 and up. Kenneth Grahame was born in 1859. He told his son stories about water rats and moles which became The Wind in the Willows, the book for which he is best known. He died in 1932.

Pagan Papers (Dodo Press)

Pagan Papers (Dodo Press)

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/02/2008

Dream Days (Dodo Press)

Dream Days (Dodo Press)

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/02/2008

The Golden Age (Dodo Press)

The Golden Age (Dodo Press)

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/01/2008

Oxford Bookworms Library: Level 3:: The Wind in the Willows

Oxford Bookworms Library: Level 3:: The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/01/2008

Classics, modern fiction, non-fiction and more. Written for secondary and adult students the Oxford Bookworms Library has seven reading levels from A1-C1 of the CEFR. Down by the river bank, where the wind whispers through the willow trees, is a very pleasant place to have a lunch party with a few friends. But life is not always so peaceful for the Mole and the Water Rat. There is the time, for example, when Toad gets interested in motor-cars - goes mad about them in fact...The story of the adventures of Mole, Rat, Badger, and Toad has been loved by young and old for over a hundred years. CEFR B1 Word count 11,540

Wind in the Willows

Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: eBook Release Date: 18/12/2007

This hardcover edition of the classic tale of THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS has been read and loved by children for generations. Start a new tradition of reading this timeless tale in your home today!Fully illustrated in color, bringing each tale to lifeFilled with humor, adventure and imagination for children of all agesGreat first-time reading for children as well as reading again for parents and grandparentsBeautiful story and unforgettable characters

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/08/2007

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/08/2007

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/08/2007

Classic Starts (R): The Wind in the Willows Retold from the Kenneth Grahame Original

Classic Starts (R): The Wind in the Willows Retold from the Kenneth Grahame Original

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/02/2007

Since 1903, the escapades of Mole, his friend Water Rat, shy Badger and Toad of Toad Hall have delighted children and adults, too. Follow the winning foursome through the seasons as they sail the river, get lost in the Wild Wood, take off on a merry adventure in Toad's colourful carriage and rescue Toad Hall from a band of nasty marauding weasels. Abridged for easier reading and carefully rewritten, with Classic Starts[trademark] , young readers can experience the wonder of timeless stories from an early age.

Wind In The Willows

Wind In The Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: eBook Release Date: 06/11/2006

When Mole goes boating with the Water Rat instead of spring-cleaning, he discovers a new world. As well as the river and the Wild Wood, there is Toad's craze for fast travel and motor-cars that leads them all on a timeless adventure.

The Golden Age

The Golden Age

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/08/2006

Dream Days

Dream Days

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/08/2006

Pagan Papers

Pagan Papers

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/08/2006

The Wind In The Willows

The Wind In The Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 07/08/2006

Richard Briers, Adrian Scarborough and Terence Rigby star in this full-cast dramatisation, narrated by Alan Bennett.When Mole abandons his spring cleaning one morning, he surfaces into the sunlight and encounters the Water Rat. Mole stays with Ratty in his snug waterside home, and soon he meets Ratty's friends: Badger, who lives in the Wild Wood, and the incorrigible Toad of Toad Hall. This timeless tale of waterside Britain has been loved by generations of children and acclaimed as a classic. The story of Mole, Ratty, Badger and Toad and their escapades never fails to enchant. Many of the original cast from Alan Bennett's acclaimed National Theatre production appear in this Radio 4 dramatisation, including Richard Briers as Rat, Adrian Scarborough as Mole and Terence Rigby as Albert - with Alan Bennett as the narrator.

Wind In The Willows

Wind In The Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame, Kenneth Grahame Format: eBook Release Date: 07/08/2006

Richard Briers, Adrian Scarborough and Terence Rigby star in this full-cast dramatisation, narrated by Alan Bennett.When Mole abandons his spring cleaning one morning, he surfaces into the sunlight and encounters the Water Rat. Mole stays with Ratty in his snug waterside home, and soon he meets Ratty's friends: Badger, who lives in the Wild Wood, and the incorrigible Toad of Toad Hall. This timeless tale of waterside Britain has been loved by generations of children and acclaimed as a classic. The story of Mole, Ratty, Badger and Toad and their escapades never fails to enchant. Many of the original cast from Alan Bennett's acclaimed National Theatre production appear in this Radio 4 dramatisation, including Richard Briers as Rat, Adrian Scarborough as Mole and Terence Rigby as Albert - with Alan Bennett as the narrator.

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/08/2006

The Wind in the Willows Heinle Reading Library

The Wind in the Willows Heinle Reading Library

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/07/2006

One of the best-known classics of children's literature, a timeless masterpiece and a vital portrait of an age, The Wind in the Willows began originally in Kenneth Grahame's letters to his young son, where he first recounted the adventures of Rat and Badger, of Mole and Toad--all narrated in virtuoso language ranging from lively parody to elaborate fin-de-siA]cle mysticism. Yet for a children's book, it is concerned almost exclusively with adult themes: fear of radical changes in political, social, and economic power. This new edition considers this conundrum and provides a wealth of fascinating contextual information about the book's author and its historical, cultural, and literary significance. The Introduction by Peter Hunt, one of the foremost scholars of children's literature, focuses on the book's status as a classic, and as both a self-portrait of Kenneth Grahame's psyche and a portrait of an age. Reproducing the text of the first British edition, the book includes explanatory notes that shed light on the sources of the book--biographical, psychological, geographical, and literary--and an up-to-date bibliography.

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/07/2006

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/04/2006

Wind in the Willows

Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2006

The Wind in the Willows is a book for those ';who keep the spirit of youth alive in them; of life, sunshine, running water, woodlands, dusty roads, winter firesides.' So wrote Kenneth Grahame of his timeless tale of Rat, Mole, Badger, and Toad, in their lyrical world of gurgling rivers and whispering reeds, a world which is both beautiful and benevolently ordered. But it is also a world threatened by dark forces'the Terror of the Wild Wood' with its ';wicked little faces' and ';glances of malice and hatred'and defended by the mysterious Piper at the Gates of Dawn.In the end, Grahame triumphantly succeeds in conveying his most precious theme: the miracle of loyalty and friendship. This tale of four friends and their adventures is a timeless classic that will inspire and delight listeners of all ages.

Reluctant Dragon

Reluctant Dragon

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2006

When a dragon is discovered up on the Downs, the Boy is not in the least surprised. He's always known that cave was a dragon cave-it seems only right for a dragon to be living in it.The Boy decides to pay a visit to the cave, and he thinks he knows just what to expect. But this particular dragon is not a bit like the ones in fairy tales.

The Golden Age

The Golden Age

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/12/2005

The Wind in the Willows The Great Escape

The Wind in the Willows The Great Escape

Author: Kenneth Grahame, Michel Plessix Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/11/2005

Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows is a treasure of British Literature which has already been brought to screen and now has its first ever comic book interpretation. His colourful characters, his inimitable madness and his love of nature shine through on every page and have fascinated countless readers of all ages...amongst whom was Michel Plessix, the author of this tender and lively adaptation.

The Wind in the Willows Panic at Toad Hall

The Wind in the Willows Panic at Toad Hall

Author: Kenneth Grahame, Michel Plessix Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/11/2005

Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows is a treasure of British Literature which has already been brought to screen and now has its first ever comic book interpretation. His colourful characters, his inimitable madness and his love of nature shine through on every page and have fascinated countless readers of all ages...amongst whom was Michel Plessix, the author of this tender and lively adaptation.

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/10/2005

Kenneth Graham's The Wind in the Willows is one of the most celebrated works of literature for children, and this Penguin Classics edition contains notes and an introduction by Gillian Avery. Meek little Mole, wilful Ratty, Badger the perennial bachelor, and petulant, boastful Toad: over 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. Begun as a series of letters from Kenneth Grahame to his son, The Wind in the Willows is a timeless tale of animal cunning and human camaraderie. This Penguin Classics edition features an appendix of the letters in which Grahame first related the exploits of Toad, and new introduction by children's literature historian Gillian Avery. Kenneth Grahame (1859-1932) was an 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. If you enjoyed The Wind in the Willows, you might enjoy JM Barrie's Peter Pan, also available in Penguin Classics. 'A charming book' Terry Jones

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2005

Toad, Rat, Mole, Badger and the other appealing characters in The Wind in the Willows got their start a century ago as the stars of bedtime stories for the author's young son. Their adventures have delighted children of all generations for nearly a century. This attractive new edition of the treasured classic is sure to be cherished for years to come. Sterling Children's Classics is a new series presenting timeless classic works of fiction in handsome hardback volumes at an unbelievable price. Parents, teachers, librarians and of course young readers will welcome these beautiful, unabridged editions of evergreen children's favourites. Each beautiful book features: original full colour dust jacket artwork; three-piece cloth binding; the highest quality paper; detailed spot illustrations; and a ribbon page marker. It is beautiful classic literature at a classic price!

The Wind in the Willows Badger, Toad and the Motorcar

The Wind in the Willows Badger, Toad and the Motorcar

Author: Kenneth Grahame, Michel Plessix Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/06/2005

Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows is a treasure of British Literature which has already been brought to screen and now has its first ever comic book interpretation. His colourful characters, his inimitable madness and his love of nature shine through on every page and have fascinated countless readers of all ages...amongst whom was Michel Plessix, the author of this tender and lively adaptation.

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/05/2005

The Wind In The Willows

The Wind In The Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/04/2005

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/09/2004

Wind in the Willows

Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: eBook Release Date: 01/09/2003

Shy Mole, who dreams of an exciting new life by the endless River. Ratty, a friendly, unflappable, altogether civilized chap. Gruff Badger, who hates absolutely Everyone--except all his friend. And Toad. Ohh, Toad--glorious, crazy, doomed Toad: Toad the pampered braggart, Toad the desperate thief, Toad the haunted fugitive and the hero of his own silly dreams.From buzzing summer days to winter's killing cold, from gentle picnics to deeds of might and daring, from wild escapes to meeting with a god...Everyone should have a life like this--And friends like these.At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/07/2003

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 30/09/2002

The classic tales of the riverbank featuring the adventures of Ratty, Mole, Badger and their irrepressible but conceited friend, Toad of Toad Hall.

Wind In The Willows - Reading

Wind In The Willows - Reading

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 05/08/2002

'There is nothing, absolutely nothing, half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.' When the Water Rat invites the unassuming Mole to spend his first day ever in a boat on the river, and wise Badger comes along for the ride as well, so begins a marvellous season of adventure for the three friends. Mr Toad (he of Toad Hall) completes a happy foursome, but his tendency to get into hot water leads him into some rather hair-raising scrapes of his own. From an idyllic riverside picnic to a snowy encounter in the Wild Woods, and from poop-pooping in Toad's shiny new motor car to fighting against the massed ranks of Stoats, Weasels and Ferrets in a battle for Toad Hall, there's never a dull moment when they are all together! In his own inimitable style, Alan Bennett gives voice to each and every character in Kenneth Grahame's beguiling novel. 3 CDs. 3 hrs.

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/09/2000

In a beautiful single volume, Inga Moore's magical illustrations bring Kenneth Grahame's much-loved classic to life for a new generation of readers. Kenneth Grahame's classic children's stories, which depict the adventures of the amiable Mole and the Water Rat and the comic misadventures of the wayward Toad, are collected in this beautiful volume. Carefully abridged by the artist herself, this version of the beloved stories is instantly accessible to a young picture book readership.

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/02/2000

The Wind in Willows

The Wind in Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/06/1999

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame, William Horwood Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/03/1995

The tales of Ratty, Mole, Badger and Toad. When Mole goes boating with the Water Rat instead of spring-cleaning, he discovers a new world. As well as the river and the Wild Wood, there is Toad's craze for fast travel which leads him and his friends on a whirl of trains, barges, gipsy caravans and motor cars and even into battle.

The Wind In The Willows

The Wind In The Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/10/1993

This classic of the English countryside, . first published in 1908, is a favourite with readers of all ages. As the late Margery Fisher wrote, 'Adults are sadly aware of the figure of Grahame himself, languishing in a city office and longing for the river: children respond to the fun, the anarchy of Toad and the entrancing detail as Grahame's son Alastair must have done when he listened to the bedside stories that became a book. ' The author invited Arthur Rackham to illustrate his book, but Rackham said he was too busy - a decision he was happily able to reconsider in 1936 when he was approached by the American publisher of the Limited Editions Club. The project, which he carried out with love and great care for the authenticity of detail, was his last: the drawings appeared first in the USA in 1939 and in Britian in 1950.

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/03/1993

Far from fading with time, Kenneth Grahame's classic tale of fantasy has attracted a growing audience in each generation. Rat, Mole, Badger and the preposterous Mr Toad (with his `Poop-poop-poop' road-hogging new motor-car), have brought delight to many through the years with their odd adventures on and by the river, and at the imposing residence of Toad Hall. Grahame's book was later dramatised by A. A. Milne, and became a perennial Christmas favourite, as Toad of Toad Hall. It continues to enchant and, above all perhaps, inspire great affection.

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/03/1993

Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Far from fading with time, Kenneth Grahame's classic tale of fantasy has attracted a growing audience in each generation. Rat, Mole, Badger and the preposterous Mr Toad, have brought delight to many through the years with their odd adventures on and by the river, and at the imposing residence of Toad Hall.

Wind in the Willows

Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/1920

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