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    DescriptionHailed as one of the most enduringly popular works of the twentieth century, "The Wind in the Willows" is a classic of magical fancy and enchanting wit. Penned in lyrical prose, the adventures and misadventures of the book's intrepid quartet of heroes--Mole, Water Rat, Badger, and, of course, the incorrigible Toad--raise fantasy to the level of myth. Reflecting the freshness of childhood wonder, the story still offers adults endless sophistication, substance, and depth. The animals' world embodies the author's wry, whimsical, and unfailingly inventive imagination. It is a world that succeeding generations of both adult and young readers have found irresistible. But why say more? To use the words of the estimable Mr. Toad himself: "Travel, change, interest, excitement!...Come inside." With an Introduction by Luanne Rice

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    The Wind in the Willows
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kenneth Grahame, Illustrated by Alex Taso, Introduction by Luanne Rice
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 219
    Width: 104 mm
    Height: 173 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    ISBN 13: 9780451530141
    ISBN 10: 0451530144

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC E4L: CLA
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    DC22: FIC
    B&T Book Type: JF
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    B&T Merchandise Category: MMP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    B&T General Subject: 216
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
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    B&T Approval Code: X01822000
    BISAC V2.8: JUV007000
    B&T Approval Code: X08071519
    LC classification: PZ7.G759 WI 2006
    BISAC V2.8: JUV002000
    Thema V1.0: FBC
    Edition statement
    Penguin Putnam Inc
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    Publication date
    04 April 2006
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Kenneth Grahame (1859-1932) was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, the third of four children. When he was five, his mother died, and his father sent the children to live with relatives in England. Kindly treated yet emotionally isolated, the Grahame children constructed a world of childhood pleasures. Although Kenneth left that world at the age of nine when he went to St. Edward's School, its memory remained alive, even when he found no equal happiness in his adult life. Lack of funds ended his dream of attending Oxford and forced him to take a position with the Bank of England, where he had a successful career. In 1891, he anonymously published the first of his evocations of childhood, "The Olympians," in "The National Observer." "The Golden Age "(1895) and" Dream Days "(1898) established his fame. "The Wind in the Willows," written to entertain his son, Alastair, was published in 1908. He wrote little thereafter, spending his remaining years in extensive traveling and in final retreat to the tranquility of the English countryside. Luanne Rice is the "New York Times" bestselling author of more than thirty novels, including "The Lemon Orchard," "Summer of Roses," "Silver Bells," and "Beach Girls." Her books have inspired television movies on TNT, CBS, and Hallmark Hall of Fame and a six-hour miniseries on Lifetime. She lives in New York City and Southern California.