The Wind in the Willows
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The Wind in the Willows

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The much-loved classic tales of Ratty, Mole, Badger and Toad. When Mole goes boating with Ratty instead of doing his spring-cleaning, he discovers a whole new world. As well as adventures on the river and in the Wild Wood, there are high jinks on the open road with that reckless ruffian, Mr Toad of Toad Hall. Ratty, Mole, Badger and Toad become the firmest of friends, but after Toad's latest escapade, can they join together and beat the wretched weasels once and for all?The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame is one of the twenty wonderful classic stories being relaunched in Puffin Classics in March 2015.show more

Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 128 x 174 x 22mm | 240.4g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • Puffin Classics
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • b & w line chapter heads
  • 014132113X
  • 9780141321134
  • 32,578

Review quote

-It is what I call a Household Book . . . a book which everybody in the household loves, and quotes continually ever afterwards; a book which is read aloud to every new guest.--A. A. Milneshow more

About Kenneth Grahame

Kenneth Graham (1859-1932) was born in Edinburgh, but grew up with relatives in Berkshire where he developed his love for the countryside surrounding the upper parts of the River Thames. He was educated at St Edward's in Oxford, but instead of going on to Oxford University he joined the Bank of England, where he rose to become Secretary. He wrote several books including The Golden Age and Dream Days which includes the short story 'The Reluctant Dragon' (later made into a Disney movie). Kenneth Grahame developed the character of Toad in The Wind in the Willows to amuse his young son, Alistair. It was published in 1908 and still remains a best-loved children's classic.show more

Review Text

"It is what I call a Household Book . . . a book which everybody in the household loves, and quotes continually ever afterwards; a book which is read aloud to every new guest." -A. A. Milneshow more

Rating details

134,769 ratings
3.97 out of 5 stars
5 36% (48,721)
4 34% (46,286)
3 23% (30,347)
2 5% (6,923)
1 2% (2,492)

Our customer reviews

'The Wind in the Willows'... ah! A perfectly lovely read that families should be enjoying by their fireside. The animals in the story will become your closest friends. What a joy to watch their antics unfold! Especially Toad... poor, misguided Toad. The one thing I could have done without? There was a certain word that the author used on several occasions throughout the story. I was quite shocked to find it in a children's book, but, oh well. To Ratty and Moley: I do hope you'll both visit me again sometime. If only I could visit the River Thames...show more
by Tarissa
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