The tales of Ratty, Mole, Badger and Toad. When Mole goes boating with the Water Rat instead of spring-cleaning, he discovers a new world. As well as the river and the Wild Wood, there is Toad's craze for fast travel which leads him and his friends on a whirl of trains, barges, gipsy caravans and motor cars and even into battle.
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Mole "thought his happiness was complete when, as he meandered aimlessly along, suddenly he stood by the edge of a full-fed river. Never in his life had he seen a river before--this sleek, sinuous, full-bodied animal, chasing and chuckling, gripping things with a gurgle and leaving them with a laugh, to fling itself on fresh playmates that shook themselves free, and were caught and held again." Such is the cautious, agreeable Mole's first introduction to the river and the "Life Adventurous". Emerging from his home at Mole End one spring, his whole world changes when he hooks up with the good-natured, boat-loving Water Rat, the boastful Toad of Toad Hall, the society-hating Badger who lives in the frightening Wild Wood, and countless other (mostly) well-meaning creatures. Grahame's The Wind in the Willows has enchanted readers for four generations, and this lavishly illustrated gift edition is perhaps the finest around. (All ages, or 9 to 12)Review:
'The classic tale of Ratty, Mole, Badger and Mr Toad and their riverside adventures is given a breath of new life by Michael Foreman's vibrant illustrations.' -- Junior Magazine
'This new edition is a must for those who love the book and for those who are meeting it for the first time.' -- Carousel Magazine
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Book Description Harper Collins Audio, 1995. No Binding. Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. Read by Richard Briers . Booklet: As New . Cassettes x 2: As New . 1995. Bookseller Inventory # 10068