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Kenneth Grahame The Wind in the Willows The River Bank The Mole had been working very hard all the morning, spring-cleaning his little home. First with brooms, then with dusters; then on ladders and steps and chairs, with a brush and a pail of whitewash; till he had dust in his throat and eyes, and splashes of whitewash all over his black fur, and an aching back and weary arms.
Grahame died in 1932 but his book lived on. The Wind in the Willows . The Wind in the Willows has been adapted for the stage, film, and television, and it has never been out of print. As a child I would have found this book charming and cute, but as an adult I find myself sitting back and questioning the logic of the world too much.
Book 7 of 1 in the Sterling Illustrated Classics Series As a child I would have found this book charming and cute, but as an adult I find myself sitting back and questioning the logic of the world too much.
Book 7 of 1 in the Sterling Illustrated Classics Series. Kenneth Grahame (1859-1932), Scottish-born author, was raised by his grandmother in Berkshire, England, along the banks of the Thames River. He was educated at Oxford and then worked for the Bank of England. As a pastime, he wrote light nonfiction and articles for newspapers.
The Wind in the Willows is a children's novel by Scottish novelist Kenneth Grahame, first published in 1908. 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.
Book Description "It's for your own good, Toady, you know," said the Rat kindly, as Toad, kicking and struggling, was hauled up the stairs by his two faithful friends. Oxford Bookworms Library 3: The Wind in the Willows. Think what fun we shall all have together, just as we used to, when you've quite got over this - this painful attack of yours!" Join four animal friends as they set out on a journey. Down by the river bank, where the wind whispers throug. т 476.
Kenneth Grahame was a British writer, most famous for The Wind in the Willows, one of the classics of children's literature. Orphaned at an early age, Grahame went to live with his grandmother in England and attended St. Edward’s School, Oxford
Kenneth Grahame was a British writer, most famous for The Wind in the Willows, one of the classics of children's literature. Edward’s School, Oxford. Money was lacking for him to go to university. Hence, his family guided him into a career at the Bank of England, with which he stayed until ill health compelled him to retire in 1908. Meanwhile, he contributed articles to such journals as the St. James Gazette and the Yellow Book and published collections of sketches, stories, and essays.
LibriVox's Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame read by Adrian Praetzellis. The classic story of how Rat, Mole, and the other river-bankers saved Toad from his excesses. This book has it all: excitement, sentiment, destruction of private property (plenty of that), paganism, and a happy ending. The prose is beautiful and occasionally requires the use of a dictionary - I had to look up asperities. Written as a children’s story, The Wind in the Willows is enjoyed by many grown-ups who relish Grahame’s ability to evoke the long summer days of childhood.
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Kenneth Grahame had already established himself as a talented Some of the best children’s classics have started with an adult inventing stories to tell to a child.
one does not argue about The Wind in the Willows. The young man gives it to the girl with whom he is in love, and if she does not like it, he asks her to return his letters. Kenneth Grahame had already established himself as a talented Some of the best children’s classics have started with an adult inventing stories to tell to a child. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Winnie the Pooh, Peter Pan and even Watership Down all began this way, as did many others. The Wind in the Willows is another such.
3594 79 19 5 20 46. Although "The Wind in the Willows" was primarily written for a young audience, the book can be of great interest to both children and adults. It follows the adventures of wild animals living on the river bank. Mr. Toad is very rich and lives in a luxurious house called Toad Hall. Toad is a good animal, but he is extremely vain. Besides, he has a weird obsession with vehicles: boats, caravans, motorcars.
Loyal Mole, resourceful Rat and wise Badger must try to change Toad extravagant ways before he gets into trouble...again!