The Wind in the Willows

By Kenneth Grahame; Robert Ingpen (Illustrator)
(Sterling, Hardcover, 9781402782831, 224pp.)

Publication Date: March 2012

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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
Susan Cooper, one of today's most distinguished children's book writers, won a Newbery Medal and a Newbery Honor for books in her fantasy sequence, The Dark is Rising. She is also the author of "King of Shadows, " a "Boston Globe-Horn Book "Award" "Honor Book; Seaward"; Victory"; Ghost Hawk"; and "Green Boy", which was called "an intriguing and truly lovely book" by the "New York Times Book Review." She lives in Massachusetts, and you can visit her online at TheLostLand.com

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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