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eBook The Annotated Wind in the Willows ePub

by Brian Jacques,Annie Gauger,Kenneth Grahame

  • ISBN: 1615235299
  • Subcategory: No category
  • Author: Brian Jacques,Annie Gauger,Kenneth Grahame
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: W.W Norton & Company (2009)
  • Pages: 384
  • ePub book: 1381 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1151 kb
  • Other: lrf lit docx txt
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 146

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With a stirring introduction by Brian Jacques, the internationally best-selling author of the Redwall Series. Got this wonderful book for my mother-in-law who is the biggest Wind in the Willows fan I know.

With a stirring introduction by Brian Jacques, the internationally best-selling author of the Redwall Series. The tradition that Martin Gardner began with The Annotated Alice has been splendidly upheld by Annie Gauger. What Gardner did for Lewis Carroll, Gauger has done in spades for Kenneth Grahame, in a sumptuously produced volume that's a delight to handle as well as read. She adores the book! It is by far one of the most comprehensive annotated books I've seen.

In an illuminating preface, Gauger explains how Grahame came to write the novel .

In an illuminating preface, Gauger explains how Grahame came to write the novel, which began as a bedtime story and then became a series of letters he wrote to his son, Alastair.

Kenneth Grahame, Brian Jacques, Annie Gauger. Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing-absolutely nothing-half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats. -the Water Rat to the Mole. An instant bestseller upon its initial publication in 1908, The Wind in the Willows has become one of the beloved stories of all time.

With a stunning, lyrical tribute to Grahame by Brian Jacques, the internationally best-selling author of the Redwall series, The Annotated Wind in the Willows should prove a most beautiful and enduring tribute to Grahame's masterpiece. Отзывы - Написать отзыв. Пользовательский отзыв - Lesliejaneite - LibraryThing. I never read this as a kid because by the time I discovered it, I was already 9 or 10 and too embarassed to be caught reading a "kiddie" book. What nonsense! I'm 40 now and reading unabashedly.

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. Jumping off all his four legs at once, in the joy of living and the delight of spring without its cleaning, he pursued his way across the meadow till he reached the hedge on the further side. Hold up!’ said an elderly rabbit at the gap.

In an illuminating preface, Gauger explains how Grahame came to write the . With a stunning, lyrical tribute to Grahame by Brian Jacques, the internationally best-selling author of the Redwall series, The Annotated Wind in the Willows should prove a most beautiful and enduring tribute to Grahame's masterpiece. Norton&Company" (2009). Gra·hame (grāʹəm), Kenneth.

Kenneth Grahame (1859-1932) was a British writer, most famous for his children's classics The Reluctant Dragon (1898) and The Wind in the Willows (1908).

KENNETH Grahame, author of The Wind in the Willows . It is spooky how tragedy hovers over children’s literature.

KENNETH Grahame, author of The Wind in the Willows, was born 150 years ago but it could have been on another planet. He was a clerk at the Bank of England in an era when bank clerks could afford a villa in Pangbourne and long seaside holidays in Cornwall.

An authoritative edition of this classic work-published to honor the author's 150th birthday.

Comments

Contancia Contancia
This edition is called "The Classic Edition" and Kenneth Graham is the author. However, beware, this is not the long edition that I have read several times before. This is a shortened edition. I did not realize when I purchased it that "Classic Edition" was not the full version. The illustrations are beautiful, and the story is fine, but the shortened length deprives the reader of the detailed delights in the full version.
Lemana Lemana
I first had this story read to me before I could actually read the thing to myself and since that time I have probably read this particular book/story a couple of dozen times. Each reading reveals more hidden “word treasures” and I enjoy it as much now that I am as old as dirt as I did when I was a young grasshopper.

One thing about it; as you get older, and hopefully wiser, you discover observations of human nature in the pages of this book that are often times overlooked by the young reader. As an old man I can now read this book and picture in my mind individuals I have known and met throughout my life that are living parallels to the characters in this book...good grief, I can even find myself if I am dead honest with myself!

This one is considered a classic and for good reason. I suspect that it will remain so for years and years to come. Some stories are simply timeless.
TheSuspect TheSuspect
The story is great, and the Wordsworth Children's edition offers a complete, unabridged version with original photos - one per chapter. And there's the rub. There are now slightly abridged editions with wonderful illustrations, and full versions with more pictures, which is what small children often enjoy most about reading. I was upset that the reviews for all editions of the book were clumped together, so I couldn't tell which book people actually liked best, unless they pointed it out. As a final note, I've got a degree in literature, and I appreciated the original text. I've since seen the slightly abridged and fully illustrated Candlewick Illustrated Classics version, and would so much have preferred that one, if I had known.
Alsardin Alsardin
With Robert Ingpen's illustrated edition, The Wind in the Willows is now given a beautiful makeover. I have read several different editions of Wind in the Willows to my children. Each one is gloriously beautiful, but I do adore Ingpen's color and his detail. Fans of Ingpen know his work on such books as Treasure Island.

First off, Wind in the Willows is a beautifully written tale, as many others here have already told. So well written, it is, that some people believe it shouldn't be illustated at all. However, as an artist, I am not in that camp. I appreciate a person willing to render 2D or 3D life to the written word. What a task!

This is a book which one can pick it up and put it down as one wishes. We sometimes read our favorite bits over and over. Grahame's writing is perfection, and we voice his characters for fun sometimes. There's a silly claymation television series that was done in the 1980s if you want to show the kids the t.v. version after you've read it to them. It was available on Netflix - not sure if it still is.

Also, for 'purists', fyi, this is the book in its unabridged form (the original full length tale).

For those looking for the abridged version, with lovely illustrations, check out the version with Inga Moore as illustrator. Moore has illustrated a version of The Secret Garden which is also lovely.
Goldcrusher Goldcrusher
The Wind in the Willows is a very sweet, quaint and cozy collection of stories about animals who are kind of like humans. They have their little gentleman's society which functions pretty much as the English equivalent at the turn of the century. In the cultural regard, it has aged a little, so don't expect a single female character who is, well, basically a character at all, and you might encounter other details that would constitute a faux pas right now, but ultimately, the book is not about that. It's about true friendship, about being kind and nice and generally about the cozy and calm life - a life we seem to never really live anymore in the 21st century. Yes, this is a book I could read to children. This is a book that soothed me so much that it could put me to sleep when I suffered anxiety. This is a very sweet and lovely book, even despite some of the moralising in the stories (which, by the way, is done in a nice, not preachy way), it was very enjoyable indeed.

You will probably like this if you enjoyed books like Anne of Green Gables.
Dikus Dikus
This review isn't about the story; if you haven't read it by now, get the book and read it. This is a nice solid hardcover with a place marker ribbon, a good choice for our six year old granddaughter. The biggest drawback to this edition (and the reason for the 4 stars) is the relatively small number of illustrations.....but what there are are good.
I would probably have preferred an edition with the illustrations by E.H. Shepard or Arthur Rackham (although the former would be more appropriate for someone who is six. However, neither of those editions was available on Amazon at less than collector's prices.

The most dismaying thing in my search for this book is the number of abridged versions for sale, which I believe to be unconscionable. I can well imagine those sections of the book that a modern editor / publisher might feel "superfluous," particularly for young readers. Well, if someone finds a chapter tedious, skip over it. It's not like that won't be necessary later in life, and with any number of other books.