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11 edition of The Wind in the Willows (Signet Classics) found in the catalog.

The Wind in the Willows (Signet Classics)

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Published by Signet Classics .
Written in English


Edition Notes

ContributionsLuanne Rice (Introduction)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages240
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7577374M
ISBN 100451530144
ISBN 109780451530141
OCLC/WorldCa65341723

At the beginning of the book, Mole is busy spring cleaning is home when he suddenly decides he is simply sick of the job and that he wants to see what the big world outside his home is really like. Badger does not want anyone to bother him and has little use for company. On an island, they find Portly with a strange deity who resembles the Greek god Pan. He sings them a song, which they love but immediately forget. Squirrels and rabbits, who are generally good although rabbits are described as "a mixed lot".

Luckily, he convinces the engine driver to take him. Initially overawed by the hustle and bustle of the riverbank, he eventually adapts. Differences between the musical and novel[ edit ] In the novel, Toad, Mole, Rat, Badger, the Weasels, and Otter are anthropomorphised animals, while in the musical they are portrayed in human form, but with animal characteristics. Portly is his young son.

Then of the extraordinary amphibian, Mr Toad, and his need for speed "Speed is of the Essence". Endlessly recycled, in print, cartoon and cinema, the ideas and images of Kenneth Grahame's masterpiece recur in the most unlikely places. He sings them a song, which they love but immediately forget. Rat wakes to find Mole gone. Later that day, a passing motorcar scares the horse, causing the caravan to overturn into a ditch. The story confirms the power of close friends and courage to make a difference in the lives of others.


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Most recently updated: January 28, He then steals her horse and finds his way to a peddler. The software we use sometimes flags "false positives" -- that is, blocks that should not have occurred. Background[ edit ] In December[1] it was revealed that a musical adaption of the novel The Wind in the Willows was being worked on [2] by Julian Fellowes with music and lyrics to be penned by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe.

Its fans included U. Trying a different Web browser might help. Having a short-attention-span, he gets bored with each of these activities in turn and drops them, finally settling on motorcars.

Although classed as children's literature, The Wind in the Willows holds a gentle fascination for adults too. Royal Tunbridge Wells [ edit ] Opening 13 Decemberprofessional regional theatre company Trinity Theatre successfully produced a short three-week revival run of the show which was briefly extended with extra performance dates due to its popularity.

Toad is the next friend they meet. Badger and Mole are cross with Rat for his gullibility, but draw comfort because they need no longer waste their summer guarding Toad.

This block will remain in place until legal guidance changes. After Mole convinces two guards that an attack on the Hall is imminent Badger announces that he knows of a secret tunnel into Toad Hall through which the enemies may be attacked "Hush!

One day they visit the irrepressible, generous, and boastful Mr. Summary by Mark F. At that point, Grahame was employed by the Bank of England but, still in his 20s, was publishing stories in literary magazines, work that became collected in Dream Days and an even more successful publication, The Golden Age Then of the extraordinary amphibian, Mr Toad, and his need for speed "Speed is of the Essence".

Later that day, a passing motorcar scares the horse, causing the caravan to overturn into a ditch. At Toad Hall, Badger tries to speak maturely to Toad, but Toad remains childish and refuses to listen.

Project Gutenberg Summary The tales relate the adventures of several animal friends and neighbours in the English countryside—primarily Mole, Rat, Toad, and Badger.

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Or, clearing the history of your visits to the site. Although initially met with mixed reviews, the book quickly became popular. Badger and friends tell Mr Toad that Toad Hall has been taken over by weasels and stoats from the Wild Wood and even worse, that Portia is trapped inside.

Far from being upset by the loss of his favorite toy, Toad's first thought is that he, too, wants one of those incredible automobiles. Badger" Badger invites them into his home, where they rest for a few days. Project Gutenberg updates its listing of IP addresses approximately monthly.

Toad, owner of Toad Hall, who possesses large amounts of money but not much brain. Supporting characters[ edit ] Otter and Portly: a friend of Ratty with a stereotypical " Cockney costermonger " character. The Wind in the Willows allows every person who has always wished animals could talk to dream a little more.Aug 25,  · Parents need to know that the beautifully written, richly inventive adventures chronicled in Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows are best for children with patience.

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Choose the part of The Wind in the Willows which you want to read from the table of contents to get started. Mar 30,  · "Patrick Benson's cross-hatched illustrations seem to have been lovingly guided by the hand of Ernest Shepard, whose drawings of The Wind in the Willows continue to transport young readers to meadow, riverbank, and wildwood." --The Cleveland Plain Dealer/5(14).

Feb 10,  · The book called The Wind in the Willows is about animals named: Water Rat, Mole, Badger, and Mr. Toad. In this book, Mr. Toad gets hooked on driving motor cars. He crashes them each time and gets hurt, but he still buys more and more.

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