The Wind in the Willows
by Kenneth Grahame
British writer Kenneth Grahame originally wove this layered tale of fantasy for his own son, but it went on to charm generations of children and adults alike. The Wind in the Willows tells the adventures of Mole, Ratty, Toad and Badger, animal friends in an idyllic English countryside who find themselves battling both circumstance and Toad’s own reckless behavior.
First published over a hundred years ago, the book grew increasingly popular and has emerged as a classic for all ages. Winnie-the-Pooh author A.A. Milne loved the story and propelled it to fame with his adaption for the stage in 1929. More adaptations followed, including a considerable number for radio, film and television.
The original publication was issued without illustrations, but the characters and landscape which were so vividly rendered in prose cried out for the visuals which were added in later editions. This special, unabridged edition of The Wind in the Willows is an Avenues Press exclusive featuring all-new art by Colin Throm.
About the Author
Kenneth Grahame (8 March 1859 – 6 July 1932) was a British writer born in Edinburgh, Scotland. He is most famous for The Wind in the Willows (1908), one of the classics of children’s literature. He also wrote The Reluctant Dragon. Both books were later adapted for stage and film, of which A. A. Milne’s Toad of Toad Hall, based on part of The Wind in the Willows, was the first. Other adaptations include the Disney films The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad and The Reluctant Dragon.