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"[Mole] thought his happiness was complete when, as he meandered aimlessly along, suddenly he stood by the edge of a full-fed river. Never in his life had he seen a river before--this sleek, sinuous, full-bodied animal, chasing and chuckling, gripping things with a gurgle and leaving them with a laugh, to fling itself on fresh playmates that shook themselves free, and were caught and held again." Such is the cautious, agreeable Mole's first introduction to the river and the Life Adventurous. Emerging from his home at Mole End one spring, his whole world changes when he hooks up with the good-natured, boat-loving Water Rat, the boastful Toad of Toad Hall, the society- hating Badger who lives in the frightening Wild Wood, and countless other mostly well-meaning creatures. Michael Hague's exquisitely detailed, breathtaking color illustrations on almost every generous spread--along with Kenneth Grahame's elegant, delightfully old-fashioned characterizations of the animals--make this book a wonderful read-aloud. Grahame's The Wind in the Willows has enchanted readers for four generations, and this lavishly illustrated gift edition is perhaps the finest around. (All ages, or 9 to 12)
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Mary Jane Begin illustrates the classic story of Mole, Badger, Rat and Toad, The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame. Each chapter opens with a vignette and includes a full-page painting of a dramatic moment in the proceedings. All ages.
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This is a superbly written "children's book" which will delight the adult reader with its humor and irony. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Amazon Customer
The Wind in the Willows: The Centennial Anniversary Edition
This is the version of the book, which I brought , I for one like the illustrations by Ernest H. Read more
Classic and beautiful story! This story always relaxes me. It will be something that I look forward to sharing with my children.Published 1 month ago by Jessica E Whitson
Another classic that has stood the test of time. My 10 year-old daughter loved it, which was a relief because I have been known to build up her anticipation for other classics... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Fiona
A childhood fantasy come to life with Mr. Toads wild ride.... and how we got there.Published 1 month ago by Danny L. Olson