The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Book - 2007
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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.
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Publisher: Vancouver : Blue Heron Books, 2007.
Edition: Centenary edition.
ISBN: 9781897035382
1897035381
Branch Call Number: GRA
Characteristics: 224 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Ingpen, Robert 1936-

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AL_STEFFEN Jul 24, 2017

I brought this camping with me and read parts of it next to a river and it was SUPERB.
Vibrant, ambling and elegant prose throughout, the emotional and descriptive mole and rat chapters are contrasted with the hilarious Toad "plot" chapters. A classic in EVERY sense.

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EclecticGal
Jun 30, 2017

One of my favorite books. This is definitely a book children and adults can enjoy. I enjoyed reading it again as an adult. My favorite character is Badger. He is wise, compassionate, willing to give advice and to help, and is a no nonsense kind of guy.

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ayeshanuma1
Jul 29, 2016

BEST BOOK EVER! you have to read it!!!! its so sad and it really shows the true friendship from within. love it and I think that you should read it to

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H21840014
Mar 21, 2014

this book is a classic that I think kids would love. Ifeel sorry for the people that don't like this book they have no tast for classics.

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kyivuk04
Apr 17, 2013

Loved this book as a kid and still enjoy it.

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dush200
Nov 21, 2012

It is an amazing book and makes you laugh a lot! don't worry if its quite boring at the beginning, the climax is at the end. Toad is funny!

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lisahiggs
Dec 20, 2011

I much preferred drifting in boats with Rat and Mole, and visiting Badger in his hidden home in the woods, over storming Toad Hall to reclaim it for its irresponsible master. I had a hard time getting along with the arrogant Toad, and can only wish that I had a set of such forgiving friends. Other than Toad, life beside the River was so very beautiful that I could only hold up both hands and gasp “O my! O my! O my!"

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alexandrapower
Aug 04, 2011

A must-read classic for all, even if it is slightly boring at times. More suited for a parent to read to a young child, or for older children.

SB2000 May 05, 2011

Ratty, Mole, Badger and Toad!

Gypsy caravans, messing around in boats, washer-woman escapes, wicked weasles. What more could you ask for in a children's classic? Brilliant!

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reviewer
Feb 04, 2008

Funny, sensitive, original, allegorical classic. Indispensable to any child's literary education.

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dush200
Nov 21, 2012

dush200 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

SB2000 May 05, 2011

SB2000 thinks this title is suitable for 4 years and over

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ayeshanuma1
Jul 30, 2016

The wind in the willows is a great book about a lonely mole who finds a friend with a friendship like nomotjer forest creature can ever find

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lovetoread8950
Jun 24, 2016

This book is about four Animals - A Badger, A Toad, A Rat, and one other one that I can't think of right now.

This tells about a Toad who is a Bad Toad and he finally realize how bad he has been for a very long time thanks to the Badger who starts talking to him about how bad he has been. He than changes to a Good Toad.

I dearly love this story. It is a really cute adorable story. I would highly recommend this book.

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lisahiggs
Dec 20, 2011

“Nice? It’s the only thing,” said the Water Rat solemnly, as he leant forward for his stroke. “Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.”

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