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Grahame's time-honored story, an adventure-filled idyll that meanders across a lovingly described English countryside, cemented its status as a masterpiece generations ago. But this newest edition adds some noteworthy extras: the unabridged text includes two chapters that don't appear in some modern versions ("The Pipers at the Gates of Dawn" and "Wayfarers All"), and the book closes with reproductions of two of Grahame's actual letters to his son Alistair ("My darling Mouse") in 1907, written on ornate, old-timey stationery from two Cornwall hotels and recounting one of Toad's first adventures (which Toad fans will recognize as the train-assisted escape of a certain "washerwoman").
These inclusions alone might merit a new edition, but Foreman's illustrations stand shoulder to shoulder with those of previous Winds artists (among them Ernest Shepard, the original illustrator, and Arthur Rackham, both of whom Foreman modestly stands "in awe" of). The lively, full-color illustrations appear generously throughout the book, as they convincingly capture both the story's small moments (like the washerwoman's weeping, for one) and more explosive events (like the storming of Toad Hall). (All ages) --Paul Hughes --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This book enhanced that enjoyment with beautiful illustrations.
The Wind In The Willows is a flawlessly recorded audio CD edition of the classic children's story by Kenneth Grahame which was originally published in 1908.
I read this book for the first time two years ago, and it is one of my all-time favorite books - which I re-read now every spring.
I liked how the toad kept talking about how he was so great. It is really funny when the toad was thinking about getting a motor boat!Published 11 days ago by Hannah Steinberg age 7
I bought several items on Amazon and was very happy with all. Amazon took my reviews down because I did not have a mix of [ like love hate etc. Read morePublished 1 month ago by James Di Angelo
'The Wind in the Willows'... ah! A perfectly lovely read that families should be enjoying by their fireside. The animals in the story will become your closest friends. Read morePublished 1 month ago by In the Bookcase
Nice look at addiction and how overwhelming it seems to the addicted. Also, nice story of friendship and support.Published 1 month ago by Audrey Melendez
I think my "low" rating is due to me, not the boo. I must certainly declare the story an interesting one, but it just never did "grab" me. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Guy Bernard
The book was fine. The dust cover was not. It has a couple of slits on it AND the book was not wrapped before being placed in an envelope and THEN it was addressed to me. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Nikki Shirley