The Wind in the Willows (1908) is a book for those 'who keep the spirit of youth alive in them'. So wrote Kenneth Grahame of his timeless tale of Toad, Mole, Badger, and Rat in their beautiful and benevolently ordered world. But it is also a world under siege, threatened by dark and unnamed forces, and defended by the mysterious Piper at the Gates of Dawn. The Wind in the Willows has achieved an enduring place in our literature: it succeeds at once in arousing our anxieties and in calming them by giving perfect shape to our desire for peace and escape.
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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.Product Description:
This children's classic describes the adventures of Water Rat, Mole, Mr. Toad, and their acquaintances as they live their lives in the placid English countryside. The animals' charming personalities and friendships have made the book a favorite for readers of all ages.
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Book Description Harcourt Children's Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0152168079 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0065792
Book Description Harcourt Children's Books, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1 st U.S.ed. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0152168079
Book Description Harcourt Children's Books, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110152168079