Wind in the Willows (Penguin Popular Classics)

3.98 avg rating
( 136,901 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780140621228: Wind in the Willows (Penguin Popular Classics)

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.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

Inspired by correspondence from Wind in the Willow's author Kenneth Grahame to his young son, award-winning illustrator Michael Foreman took up paint and brush to follow Mole, Ratty, Mr. Badger, and Toad through another edition of this well-loved kids classic.

Grahame's time-honored story, an adventure-filled idyll that meanders across a lovingly described English countryside, cemented its status as a masterpiece generations ago. But this newest edition adds some noteworthy extras: the unabridged text includes two chapters that don't appear in some modern versions ("The Pipers at the Gates of Dawn" and "Wayfarers All"), and the book closes with reproductions of two of Grahame's actual letters to his son Alistair ("My darling Mouse") in 1907, written on ornate, old-timey stationery from two Cornwall hotels and recounting one of Toad's first adventures (which Toad fans will recognize as the train-assisted escape of a certain "washerwoman").

These inclusions alone might merit a new edition, but Foreman's illustrations stand shoulder to shoulder with those of previous Winds artists (among them Ernest Shepard, the original illustrator, and Arthur Rackham, both of whom Foreman modestly stands "in awe" of). The lively, full-color illustrations appear generously throughout the book, as they convincingly capture both the story's small moments (like the washerwoman's weeping, for one) and more explosive events (like the storming of Toad Hall). (All ages) --Paul Hughes

From the Publisher:

7 1-hour cassettes

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Grahame K.
Published by Penguin Books
ISBN 10: 0140621229 ISBN 13: 9780140621228
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Majestic Books
(London, ,, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books. Book Condition: New. pp. 220. Bookseller Inventory # 7648671

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.37
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 5.50
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Kenneth Grahame
Published by Penguin Classics (1994)
ISBN 10: 0140621229 ISBN 13: 9780140621228
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
California Spanish Books
(buenos aires, Argentina)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Classics, 1994. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 9780140621228

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
18.27
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Argentina to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Kenneth Grahame
Published by Penguin Classics (1994)
ISBN 10: 0140621229 ISBN 13: 9780140621228
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Classics, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140621229

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
23.32
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Kenneth Grahame
Published by Longman Group
ISBN 10: 0140621229 ISBN 13: 9780140621228
New Softcover Quantity Available: 3
Seller
unifachbuch
(Köln, NRW, Germany)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Longman Group. Softcover. Book Condition: Neu. Unbenutzte Restauflage Unbenutzt. Schnelle Lieferung, Kartonverpackung. Abzugsfähige Rechnung. Bei Mehrfachbestellung werden die Versandkosten anteilig erstattet. - 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. 220 pp. Englisch. Bookseller Inventory # INF1000004783

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
1.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 22.89
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Grahame, Kenneth
Published by Penguin Classics (1994)
ISBN 10: 0140621229 ISBN 13: 9780140621228
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Classics, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140621229

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
22.45
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.08
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds