The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

by Kenneth Grahame

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Overview

Mole, Water Rat, Badger, and the mischievous Toad live a quiet life on banks of the River Thames with the rest of their animal friends. But Toad tends to get into trouble, and his passion for cars eventually results in his being caught and kept a helpless prisoner in the remotest dungeon of the best-guarded castle in all the land. Dressed as a washerwoman-and with some help from his friends-Toad manages to escape the castle and begins his journey home to Toad Hall. 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786274895
Publisher: Gale Group
Publication date: 04/07/2005
Series: Thorndike Classics
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 334
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile: 1140L (what's this?)
Age Range: 7 - 10 Years

About the Author

Kenneth Grahame (8 March 1859 - 6 July 1932) was a British writer, most famous for The Wind in the Willows (1908), one of the classics of children's literature. He also wrote The Reluctant Dragon. Both books were later adapted for stage and film, of which A. A. Milne's Toad of Toad Hall was the first. The Disney films The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad and The Reluctant Dragon are other adaptations.

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Table of Contents

1 The River Bank 7

2 The Open Road 22

3 The Wild Wood 36

4 Mr Badger 50

5 Dulce Domum 66

6 Mr Toad 83

7 The Piper at the Gates of Dawn 96

8 Toad's Adventures 107

9 Wayfarers All 122

10 The Further Adventures of Toad 141

11 'Like Summer Tempests Came His Tears' 159

12 The Return of Ulysses 176

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