The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

by Kenneth Grahame, Shelly Frasier

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Overview

When Mole takes a break from his cleaning and wanders down to the river bank he meets the Water Rat, and a friendship is instantly formed. The two, together with Badger, spend a glorious summer playing about on the river, picnicking on the bank, and taking life easy. But when their hapless friend Toad gets into trouble they dash to his aid. Soon the four friends are fighting to save Toad from the dastardly stoats and weasels. After over 100 years in print this wonderful story still has the power to captivate its readers.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781400108480
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date: 07/01/2008
Edition description: Unabridged CD
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 6.50(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 7 - 10 Years

About the Author

Kenneth Grahame was born in Scotland in 1859. After the death of his mother he was sent to live with his grandparents in Berkshire, in a house by the River Thames, and attended school in Oxford. On leaving school he worked at the Bank of England during the day and also wrote articles, stories, and poems, which he submitted to many publications. He married in 1899 and had a son, Alastair. The Wind in the Willows was originally a story for Alastair, and was spoken aloud as short stories. Only after that did Grahame put them into one book which was published in 1908. He died in 1932 and is buried in Oxford.

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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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