Review: The Wind in the Willows, by Kenneth Grahame

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The Wind in the Willows, by Kenneth Grahame

Print Length: 191 pages
Source: Audiobooks
Rating: 5 of 5 stars

One of the most celebrated works of classic literature for children

Meet
little Mole, willful Ratty, Badger the perennial bachelor, and petulant
Toad. In the almost one hundred years since their first appearance in
1908, they’ve become emblematic archetypes of eccentricity, folly, and
friendship. And their misadventures-in gypsy caravans, stolen sports
cars, and their Wild Wood-continue to capture readers’ imaginations and
warm their hearts long after they grow up. Begun as a series of letters
from Kenneth Grahame to his son, The Wind in the Willows is a
timeless tale of animal cunning and human camaraderie. This Penguin
Classics edition features an appendix of the letters in which Grahame
first related the exploits of Toad.

About the Author:

Kenneth Grahame (8 March 1859 – 6 July 1932) was a Scottish writer, 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 into Disney films.

Wikipedia

My Thoughts:

I can’t believe I haven’t read this book before. I listened to this book
on my audiobooks app. It’s easy to see why this is a classic. The
characters are hilarious and entertaining. I especially loved Toad and his
crazy adventures. His antics provided countless smiles and a quite a few
laughs.

Parents should know that there are a few curse words and derogatory
terms In the story.  This is a delightful read that every child should
experience.

The Wind in the Willows is FREE for Kindle and Audiobooks.

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3 Comments

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    T. Drecker
    April 12, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    I loved the Wind and the Willows as a kid. It's a beautiful, unforgetful story.

  • Reply
    DMS
    April 13, 2013 at 1:27 am

    I read this one a long time ago and enjoyed it. I may have to pick it up again for a reread. 🙂 Thanks for the reminder!
    ~Jess

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