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    The Wind in the Willows (CD-Audio) By (author) Arcadia Entertainment, By (author) Kenneth Grahame

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    DescriptionMole enjoys a quiet life but when spring comes, his longing for adventure takes him to the river. There, he meets Water Rat and his friends Otter, Badger and Toad. With messing about in boats and Toad's love of fast cars, Mole's life is no longer quiet - especially when the friends have to join forces against the animals from the Wild Wood.


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    Title
    The Wind in the Willows
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Arcadia Entertainment, By (author) Kenneth Grahame
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 124 mm
    Height: 142 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 82 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781844566730
    ISBN 10: 1844566730
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y2.1
    BIC E4L: F5+
    BIC children’s book marketing category: B3F79
    BIC subject category V2: YFP, YFA
    BIC E4L: CLA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 52500
    Thema V1.0: YFA, YFP
    BIC E4L: YCL, F5, YER
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    Hachette Children's Books
    Imprint name
    Hodder Children's Books
    Publication date
    06 November 2008
    Publication City/Country
    London
    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)