The Wind in the Willows (Oxford Children's Classics) (Paperback)
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When Mole takes a break from his cleaning and wanders down to the river bank he meets the Water Rat, and a friendship is instantly formed. The two, together with Badger, spend a glorious summer playing about on the river, picnicking on the bank, and taking life easy. But when their hapless friend Toad gets into trouble they dash to his aid. Soon the four friends are fighting to save Toad from the dastardly stoats and weasels. After over 100 years in print this wonderful story still has the power to captivate its readers.
About the Series: Oxford Children's Classics presents original and unabridged stories that both children and parents love in beautifully designed editions. Included with each story are bonus materials, including reviews and reading recommendations, fun author profiles, quizzes, and more Embark on a whole new world of adventure with the classics.
About the Author
Kenneth Grahame was born in Scotland in 1859. After the death of his mother he was sent to live with his grandparents in Berkshire, in a house by the River Thames, and attended school in Oxford. On leaving school he worked at the Bank of England during the day and also wrote articles, stories, and poems, which he submitted to many publications. He married in 1899 and had a son, Alastair. The Wind in the Willows was originally a story for Alastair, and was spoken aloud as short stories. Only after that did Grahame put them into one book which was published in 1908. He died in 1932 and is buried in Oxford.