The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

By Kenneth Grahame; Robert Ingpen (Illustrator)

Sterling, Hardcover, 9781402782831, 224pp.

Publication Date: March 6, 2012

Description

Another beautiful book by renowned artist Robert Ingpen in the popular Sterling Illustrated Classics series. For more than a century, The Wind in the Willows and its endearing protagonists--Mole, Mr. Toad, Badger, and Ratty--have enchanted children of all ages. Whether the four friends are setting forth on an exciting adventure, engaging in a comic caper, or simply relaxing by the River Thames, their stories are among the most charming in all English literature. This keepsake edition of Kenneth Grahame's beloved novel features gorgeous art throughout, making it a must-have for every child's library.



About the Author
Kenneth Grahame was a Scottish writer best-known for his celebrated children s novel, The Wind in the Willows. Prevented from attending university because of financial constraints, Grahame instead took a job with the Bank of England, which provided the financial security required to indulge his passion for writing. Many of Grahame s short stories were printed in the periodicals of the time, and were also later collected in Pagan Papers, The Golden Age, and Dream Days. Grahame s most famous work, the novel The Wind in the Willows, was originally conceived as a bedtime story for his son, and continues to be a beloved classic for children of all ages. Grahame died in 1932 at the age of 73.

Kenneth Grahame (1859-1932) worked primarily as a banker during his life. His masterpiece ""The Wind in the Willows"" grew out of the stories he told his young son. Robert Ingpen has designed, illustrated, and written more than 100 published works of fiction and nonfiction, among them ""Around the World in 80 Days,"" ""The Jungle Book,"" and the centenary edition of ""Peter Pan and Wendy,"" In 1986 he was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for his contribution to children's literature.


NPR
Friday, Dec 27, 2013

This week's Must Read, our topical book recommendation series, usually focuses on events in the news. But today, with an eye on the dropping thermometer, book critic Parul Sehgal suggests a seasonal text. Kenneth Grahame's classic children's novel offers a cozy, eccentric depiction of winter � perfect for curling up with as the snow comes down. More at NPR.org

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