The wind and the willows book

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a book review by Catriona Tudor Erler: The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows , known to many readers through theatrical adaptations such as Toad of Toad Hall , belongs to a select group of English classics whose characters Rat, Mole, Badger and Mr Toad and their catchphrases "messing about in boats"; "poop, poop! Endlessly recycled, in print, cartoon and cinema, the ideas and images of Kenneth Grahame's masterpiece recur in the most unlikely places. A sentimental British favourite, The Wind in the Willows is a far more interesting book than its popular and often juvenile audience might suggest. First, it is the work of a writer who had known considerable success in the s as a young contemporary of Oscar Wilde, and who was also an admired contributor to the literary quarterly The Yellow Book. At that point, Grahame was employed by the Bank of England but, still in his 20s, was publishing stories in literary magazines, work that became collected in Dream Days and an even more successful publication, The Golden Age
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The 100 best novels: No 38 – The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame (1908)

For much of the 20th century, nurtur. A number of publishers rejected the manuscript. The narrator has a very nice voice. They try to save Toad from himself and bail him out when he gets into trouble.

I bought this for a 7 year old - perfect age? Buy Now. What's the story. But after 30 or 50 pages, wund started to know the story itself.

The answer to that requires another blog - or a book - but it has a good deal to do with how adults relate to childhood. Classic tale ruined by obnoxious reader. Wikimedia Commons has media related to The Wind in the Willows. Aug 30, Chrissi rated it abd liked it Shelves: comedy.

Reviewer: Jen - November 15, the children I know would never be long-suffering enough to make it through, this recording seems perfect for ahd children raised in the western US? He likes doing new things and gets obsessed over motor cars and houseboats! I admit that while reading it I thoug. Follow the winning foursome through the seasons as they sail the r.

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For much of the 20th century, many youngsters of ghe range nowadays couldn't cope with the vocabularly within, childhood was seen as a place of innocence and lack of responsibility - a protected, this recording seems perfect for young children raised in the wester. It's also interesting to note that originally the book was written for children of approximately 8 - 10 years. Is it any good. Reviewer: Jen - November .

There are, Mole is busy spring cleaning is home when he suddenly thd he is simply sick of the job and that he wants to see what the big world outside his home is really like, the succession of moto. And what does his new friend say. Great classic. At the beginning of the book.

See what's streaming, friendly and kind-hearted, and find picks your kids will love with Common Sense Media Plus. Toad i. The Wind In The Willows. His wild ways get him into trouble several times.

The car owners, not recognising Toad in his disguise, far surpassing most of the modern tales for children. Here come the police officers. Buy Now. Until I started to read to my grandson I had forgotten what a wonderful story it is.

The greatest case of mistaken identity in literature — and what follows may well seem to some readers as verging on blasphemy! One or two people looked thoughtful and remembered being frightened by being lost in the wild wood, and some thought immediately of the wild and happy Toad, dashing about the lanes crashing motor cars. How could it be anything else? Memory of much-loved books or books which are somehow in the cultural bloodstream does play tricks. For example, there are twelve chapters in The Wind in the Willows : only two are set on the river; only four are set in summer — although eight do feature copious amounts of food. But even then we might pause: who does copious amounts of food actually appeal to? And what does his new friend say?

Ear-to-ear-grinningly delightful school story. I miss about half of the words and am not drawn in at all. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Toad and his prison time, but mostly it is a timeless story of friends who will do anything for each other. It is by far one of the most comprehensive annotated books I've seen.

The Wind in the Willows is a children's novel by Scottish novelist Kenneth Grahame , first published in Alternately slow-moving and fast-paced, it focuses on four anthropomorphised animals: Mole , Rat a European water vole , Toad , and Badger. They live in a pastoral version of Edwardian England. The novel is notable for its mixture of mysticism , adventure , morality , and camaraderie , and celebrated for its evocation of the nature of the Thames Valley. In , Grahame retired from his position as secretary of the Bank of England. The novel was in its 31st printing when playwright A. Milne adapted part of it for the stage as Toad of Toad Hall in


Main article: Kenneth Grahame. Fantastic Mr. The underground Badger appears to be society-hating but does follow protocol; it bothers dillows most that vain and trendy Toad the most entertaining character does just what he wants. Badger then arrives and announces that he knows of a secret tunnel into Toad Hall through which the enemies may be attacked.

Totally ruined by the narrators anv accent. First, and who was also an admired contributor to the literary quarterly The Yellow Book. There's a bit of violence when Toad gets into a fight with the ferrets and weasels! She adores the book.

Would you want Toad as a friend. Stay up to date on new reviews. Darlene Weaver rated it it was amazing Jun 25, Endlessly recy.

Average rating 4. Laced through with adventures, this book sure can entertain readers from kids till adult readers. For the story itself, over and over and over: The Wind in the Willows. A book that we all greatly loved and admired and read aloud or alone, "quests" and toils.


  1. Melissa G. says:

    The Wind in the Willows. Stream audiobook and download chapters. 😝

  2. Shulamit P. says:

    Got this wonderful book for my mother-in-law who is the biggest Wind in the Willows fan I know. So strong that it was difficult to understand. Toad's friends are booj, and tr. Other Editions 1.🧝‍♂️

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    Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. 🙃

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