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    Wind in the Willows (Hardback) By (author) Kenneth Grahame, Illustrated by Robert Ingpen

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    DescriptionFirst published in 1908, Kenneth Grahame's story of the riverbank adventures of Mole, Ratty, Badger and the exasperating Mr. Toad has become a true classic of English literature, loved by children and adults alike.


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    Title
    Wind in the Willows
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kenneth Grahame, Illustrated by Robert Ingpen
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 202 mm
    Height: 240 mm
    Thickness: 34 mm
    Weight: 1,139 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781840113525
    ISBN 10: 1840113529
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y2.1
    BIC E4L: F5+
    BIC reading level and special interest qualifier V2: 5AF
    BIC subject category V2: YFA
    BIC children’s book marketing category: D3N79
    BIC E4L: CLA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 12500
    Libri: ENGM3000, ENGL2030, KIND1415, ENGL3095
    DC22: 823.8
    Libri: KIND1434
    BISAC V2.8: JUV007000
    BIC subject category V2: 5AF
    Thema V1.0: YFA
    Illustrations note
    full colour illustrations throughout
    Publisher
    Templar Publishing
    Imprint name
    Templar Publishing
    Publication date
    01 September 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Surrey
    Review text
    Does The Wind in the Willows need an annotated edition? Suggesting that Grahame's prose, "encrusted with the patina of age and affect," has become an obstacle to full appreciation of the work, Lerer offers the text with running disquisitions in the margins on now-archaic words and phrases, Edwardian social mores and a rich array of literary references from Aesop to Gilbert and Sullivan. Occasionally he goes over the top - making, for instance, frequent references alongside Toad's supposed mental breakdown to passages from Kraft-Ebing's writings on clinical insanity - and, as in his controversial Children's Literature, a Reader's History from Aesop to Harry Potter (2008), displays a narcissistic streak: "This new edition brings The Wind in the Willows...into the ambit of contemporary scholarship and criticism on children's literature..." Still, the commentary will make enlightening reading for parents or other adults who think that there's nothing in the story for them - and a closing essay on (among other topics) the links between Ernest Shepard's art for this and for Winnie the Pooh makes an intriguing lagniappe. (selective resource list) (Literary analysis. Adult/professional) (Kirkus Reviews)