The magic unfolds from the first lines of Water Rat's soliloquy about messing about in boats in this captivating version of Kenneth Grahame's classic.
Although it's generally considered a children's book, get a copy for yourself as well as the child in your life, as you won't want to give this away. Ralph Cosham's performance is a study in characterization without over-dramatization. His Ratty is breezy and lighthearted, his Mole shy and considerate. His Badger sounds just like that gruff old man you once knew who had a heart of gold. And his Toadwell, his Toad is perfectly insufferable. Cosham sounds as if he is reading his favorite work of fiction, and his affection is contagious.
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||7 - 10 Years|
About the Author
Read an Excerpt
Excerpted from "The Wind in the Willows"
Copyright © 2006 Kenneth Grahame.
Excerpted by permission of Penguin Publishing Group.
All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
Excerpts are provided by Dial-A-Book Inc. solely for the personal use of visitors to this web site.
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