Far from fading with time, Kenneth Grahame's classic tale of fantasy has attracted a growing audience in each generation. Rat, Mole, Badger and the preposterous Mr Toad (with his `Poop-poop-poop' road-hogging new motor-car), have brought delight to many through the years with their odd adventures on and by the river, and at the imposing residence of Toad Hall. Grahame's book was later dramatised by A. A. Milne, and became a perennial Christmas favourite, as Toad of Toad Hall. It continues to enchant and, above all perhaps, inspire great affection.
This book is part of a book series called Wordsworth .
There are 272 pages in this book. This book was published 2018 by Wordsworth Editions Ltd .
Kenneth Grahame (1859-1932) was a Scottish writer, most famous for one of the all-time classics of children's literature, The Wind in the Willows, as well as for The Reluctant Dragon.
This book contains the following story:
The Wind in the Willows
Mole is spring cleaning his home when Ratty persuades him that there is nothing so much fun as messing about on boats. The two set off In Ratty's row boat and picnic by the riverside, then spend days in Ratty's riverside home. One day they decide to visit Toad at Toad Hall. Toad persuades the two of them to join him in his lovely yellow caravan. All goes well until the caravan is knocked into the road by a passing motor car. Days pass and Mole tries and fails to persuade Ratty to take him to meet the elusive Badger, so he sets off on his own and gets lost in the Wild Wood. Ratty rescues him and they stay the night at Badger's House. Meanwhile Toad has become so obscessed with cars he'borrows' one from a courtyard and end up in prison. The jailer's daughter takes pity on him and helps him to escape dressed in her washerwoman's clothes. However whilst Toad has been in prison, stoats and weasels have taken over Toad Hall and in a final battle Badger, Ratty , Mole and Toad must eject them and reinstate Toad.
This book has been nominated for the following awards:
Bbc Book Awards
This book was recognised in the Big Read Top 100 category by the Bbc Book Awards.
Bbc Book Awards
This book was recognised in the Big Read Top 20 category by the Bbc Book Awards.
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