|No of pages||296|
|Book Publisher||Niyogi Books|
|Published Date||10 Jul 2020|
Author : Kenneth Grahame2 Books
Kenneth Grahame (1859–1932) was a Scottish writer, best-known for The Wind in the Willows (1908), which is considered one of the classics of children's literature. He worked at the Bank of England from 1879 to 1908 and told bedtime stories to his son Alastair, which later became his most famous book.
His epitaph reads, ‘To the beautiful memory of Kenneth Grahame, husband of Elspeth and father of Alastair, who passed the river on the 6th of July, 1932, leaving childhood and literature through him the more blest for all time.’.
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The wind in the Willows is a Nostalgic children’s tale that transports readers to a gentler pace of life along the Bank of a river. The adventures of the unforgettable characters Mole, rat, Toad and Badger keeps readers enthralled, as they learn about the friendship between Mole and rat and how they rescue Toad from his overenthusiastic pursuit of his latest fad, be it boats, caravans or motor cars.
The gentle humour, toad’s escapades, the camaraderie between the characters, and their final joining forces to take back toad’s home, Toad hall, from its occupation by weasels and stoats who have emerged from the wild wood, provide readers with many memorable moments to cherish. This edition includes time lines of the authors life and original year of publication to provide the literary, historical and cultural context of the book.