One glorious spring day, Mole suddenly tires of his spring-cleaning and sets out on a stroll to see the wider world. When he meets the Water-Rat, his life is permanently changed. Read about the idyllic days of “messing about in boats” with the dreamy, poetic Rat, the terrors of the Wild Wood, and the ridiculous escapades of the irrepressible Toad. The Wind in the Willows has charmed generations of readers with its delight in the simple pleasures of life and its portrayal of the steadfast friendship of Rat, Mole, Badger, and Toad. This edition includes the delightful, hard-to-find illustrations by Arthur Rackham which complement the text perfectly.
In addition, to The Wind in the Willows, this volume includes two of Kenneth Grahame’s lesser-known works – The Golden Age and Dream Days. Both will likely have more appeal to adults than to children, as they take the reader into the world of childhood, exploring the world and human relationships in Victorian England through a young boy’s eyes. The highlight of these tales is the story of “The Reluctant Dragon,” a hilarious spin-off of the legend of St. George and the dragon, in which the dragon merely wants to be left alone to write poetry and discuss literature with his friends. What will he do when the local population calls the famous dragon-slayer to come rid them of their dragon?
This edition is part of the beautiful WordCloud Classics series of imitation leather-bound classics. We believe classics deserve to be presented in a high-quality, attractive binding, and these editions do justice to their contents while maintaining a reasonable price. We’re delighted to offer several titles from this series.
360 pages, imitation leather.