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.
My seven year old daughter didn't like this story. It's written in a very English way. There are some phrases that American readers won't understand.Published 2 days ago by Pete Atwal
It was a little wordy for my liking, but it was written in 1903! Like the stories though.Published 9 days ago by Vickie
Great story for children and young teens. Examples of friendship.Published 3 months ago by P. Shisbey
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 3 months ago by margaret maclean
This is not the version to buy! Printing is tiny and makes it hard to read. The story is timeless; just pick a different printing!Published 5 months ago by Cindy
I bought this book for my husband for our anniversary. We have enjoyed taking turns reading these classics to our children the way our parents and grandparents read them to us. Read morePublished 6 months ago by aacmama