The Wind in the WillowseBook - 2005
The Wind in the Willows, by Kenneth Grahame, is part of the <A href=http://www.barnesandnoble.com/classics/index.asp?z=y&cds2Pid=16447&sLinkPrefix>Barnes & Noble Classics</A> series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics:<UL type=disc>All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influencesbiographical, historical, and literaryto enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works. <P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt>When Mole decides he has had enough tiresome spring-cleaning for one day, the scrappy nonesuch throws down his broom and bolts out of his house looking for fun and adventure. He quickly finds it in the form of the Water Rat, who takes the wide-eyed Mole boating and introduces him to the mysteries of life on the river and in the Wild Wood. Mole also meets Ratty's good friends: the kindly, solid Badger and the irrepressible Toad. Soon, the quartet's escapadesincluding car crashes, a sojourn in jail, and a battle with the weasels who try to take over Toad Hallbecome the talk of the animal kingdom. Filled with familiar human types disguised as animals, Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows, like all exemplary children's literature, has always appealed greatly to grown-ups as well. Though first published in 1908, when motor-cars were new and rare, The Wind in the Willows presents surprisingly contemporaryand uproariously funnyportraits of speed-crazed Mr. Toad, generous Badger, poetic Ratty, and newly-emancipated Mole. And lurking all the while within the humor and good spirits, Grahame's deeply felt commentary on courage, generosity, and above all, friendship. <P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt>Gardner McFall is the author of two children's books and a collection of poetry. She teaches children's literature at Hunter College in New York City.
Publisher: New York : Barnes & Noble Classics, 2005
Branch Call Number: FICTION Gra
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations