The Wind in the Willows
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The Wind in the Willows

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In a beautiful single volume, Inga Moore's magical illustrations bring Kenneth Grahame's much-loved classic to life for a new generation of readers. Kenneth Grahame's classic children's stories, which depict the adventures of the amiable Mole and the Water Rat and the comic misadventures of the wayward Toad, are collected in this beautiful volume. Carefully abridged by the artist herself, this version of the beloved stories is instantly accessible to a young picture book readership.show more

Product details

  • 9-12
  • Hardback | 184 pages
  • 226 x 292 x 32mm | 1,139.98g
  • Walker Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Abridged ed.
  • colour illustrations
  • 0744575532
  • 9780744575538
  • 83,208

About Kenneth Grahame

Kenneth Grahame was born in 1859 and wrote fiction and fantasy for children. He is most famous for The Wind in the Willows (1908), which is considered to be one of the greatest classics of children's literature. He also wrote The Reluctant Dragon which was later adapted to a Disney movie. With a career in illustration spanning over 30 years, Inga Moore is a highly distinguished author and illustrator of children's books, who has illustrated numerous classics to much critical acclaim, including Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows, Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Garden and Oscar Wilde's The Canterville Ghost. Her other picture book titles include A House in the Woods, Captain Cat and the award-winning title, Six Dinner Sid, which continues to grace bookshop shelves 20 years on from publication. Born in Sussex but raised in Australia, Inga returned to England as an adult and now lives in Herefordshire.show more

Review Text

Inga Moore has produced a truly lovely version of Kenneth Graham's classics children's story. Although the tales are abridged they loose nothing of their original charm, and Moore's colourful and numerous illustrations compliment the story beautifully. This is a book for your child to treasure - and perhaps share with their own children! (4 years +) (Kirkus UK)show more

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A stunning achievement - Moore's illustrations are just so perfect for the book that you can almost feel Kenneth Grahame smiling down upon it. The Sunday Telegraph A book for your child to treasure - and, in time, share with their own children. The Good Book Guide Inga Moores' illustrations are truly enchanting. With faultless draughtmanship, witty characterisation, a mass of period detail and breathtaking evocations of the English countryside. The Guardian With its wit, charm and finesse, and its atmospheric use of colour, her work rewards endless exploration. -- Joanna Carey The Financial Timesshow more

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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)

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