Generations of children have roamed the English countryside in the company of Rat, Mole, Toad, and Badger, the immortal animal friends of The Wind in the Willows. From their genesis nearly a century ago as bedtime stories for the author's young son, these timeless tales of friendship amid the natural world have captivated readers of all ages.
The adventures begin when Mole, feeling all the restlessness that springtime brings, abandons his burrow to discover the magic of the great river. With the able assistance of Rat, Mole learns to row and swim, and the chums fill their idyllic days with summertime rambles along the river and cozy fireside feasts on crisp nights. The pair take to the open road with the pleasure-loving Toad, track reclusive Badger to his snug lair, and stand together to reclaim Toad Hall from an invasion of stoats, ferrets, and weasels.
This memorable collection of stories, now available in an inexpensive and unabridged edition, offers a joyful retreat to a rustic world of wonders. Young readers (and listeners) will want to return again and again to the ageless charm of Kenneth Grahame's childhood classic.
Great story for children and young teens. Examples of friendship.Published 7 days ago by P. Shisbey
This is the sort of morals and ethos that should be taught in today's schools. It's odd how this story was directed at adults rather than children and how its never too late to see... Read morePublished 18 days ago by Arf!
Not the type of story that would interest most children today, but very well written. I was struck by the complexity of the sentence structure and the beauty of the description.Published 22 days ago by mhs
Wonderful wonderful book unabridged so it is as the author wrote it. My only disappointment is that the illustrations are of the human characters and not of Toad and his Friends.Published 1 month ago by margaret maclean
Extremely disappointed "abridged" wasn't mentioned in the item's description!Published 1 month ago by Peggy
I loved the book and I'm 56 years old. It's easy to visualize. Left me feeling happy.Published 2 months ago by Lori Bennett