The Wind in the Willows (Faber Children's Classics)
|Series:||Faber Children's Classics|
Here today, up and off to somewhere else tomorrow! Toad has always been a silly sort of fellow. But when his latest obsession with motor cars - the faster the better - threatens to lead him to disaster, it is up to Toad's good friends Mole, Ratty and Badger to get him under control. Can they save Toad from prison, and his home Toad Hall from the wicked Weasels and Stoats? Adventure abounds in this classic story of friendship.
Adventure abounds in this classic story of friendship.
Kenneth Grahame was born in Edinburgh in 1859. When he was five, his mother died from complications of childbirth, and his father gave over care of Kenneth and his three siblings to their grandmother in Berkshire. They lived in a large, dilapidated house in idyllic surrounds, and were introduced to boating and the riverside by their uncle. Many people believe this informed the setting of The Wind in the Willows (1908).