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The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

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One of the most celebrated and beloved works of literature ever written for young readers

Meek little Mole, wilful Ratty, Badger the perennial bachelor, and petulant, boastful Toad: over one hundred years since their first appearance in 1908, they've become emblematic archetypes of eccentricity, folly and friendship. And their misadventures - in gypsy caravans, stolen sports cars, and their beloved Wild Wood - continue to capture readers' imaginations and warm their hearts long after they grow up. Begun as a series of letters from Kenneth Grahame to his son, The Wind in the Willows is a timeless tale of animal cunning and human camaraderie. 

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.



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ISBN-13: 9780143039099
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/26/2005
Series: Penguin Classics Series
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 59,030
Product dimensions: 5.08(w) x 7.72(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 7 - 10 Years

About the Author

Kenneth Grahame was born in Scotland in 1859. After the death of his mother he was sent to live with his grandparents in Berkshire, in a house by the River Thames, and attended school in Oxford. On leaving school he worked at the Bank of England during the day and also wrote articles, stories, and poems, which he submitted to many publications. He married in 1899 and had a son, Alastair. The Wind in the Willows was originally a story for Alastair, and was spoken aloud as short stories. Only after that did Grahame put them into one book which was published in 1908. He died in 1932 and is buried in Oxford.

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Table of Contents

1 The River Bank 7

2 The Open Road 25

3 The Wild Wood 41

4 Mr Badger 57

5 Dulce Domum 75

6 Mr Toad 93

7 The Piper at the Gates of Dawn 111

8 Toad's Adventures 125

9 Wayfarers All 143

10 The Further Adventures of Toad 163

11 'Like Summer Tempests Came His Tears' 183

12 The Return of Ulysses 205

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