|By (author):||Grahame, Kenneth|
|Illustrated By:||Moore, Inga|
|Series:||Candlewick Illustrated Classics|
|Subject:||JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / General|
|JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Frogs & Toads|
|JUVENILE FICTION / Classics|
|Size:||8.25in x 7.19in x 0.50in|
|From The Publisher*||"A good choice for middle-grade readers, or for parents in search of a pleasing edition to read aloud." - BOOKLIST|
Kenneth Grahame's classic tale of the pleasures of country life and the dependability of good friends will never grow old. In this splendid volume, Inga Moore depicts its unforgettable characters with charming freshness, while recapturing such timeless moments as Mole's first enraptured row on the river, Toad's irrepressible adventures in and out of automobiles, and many more. So gather 'round to read or listen, and a fine time will be had by all!
|Review Quote*||[A]n elegantly designed volume ready to take its rightful place on any child's bookshelf.|
Grahame's early-20th-century classic is enhanced by lovely watercolor illustrations that provide a contemporary and packed-with-charisma accompaniment. ... Ranging from small vignettes to full-bleed double pages, the artwork embellishes almost every spread, engaging independent readers and reeling in younger listeners with entertaining antics, gentle humor, and genial affection.
-School Library Journal
There's a lot of humor in [Roberts'] offbeat artwork, and he does a fine job of conveying the warmth and coziness of the worlds within the legendary riverbank and Wild Wood of the novel. ... It's a well-designed book (not surprising, coming from Candlewick as it does), and it would lend itself well to a parent-child one-on-one reading, especially as an introduction to the famous tale.
-Kirkus Reviews Online
|Biographical Note||Inga Moore says that illustrating Kenneth Grahame's famous story was both great fun and a great challenge. "THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS is such a wonderful book that I never tire of reading it. I couldn't possibly let it down, so I had to do my best work ever." Of the wayward Mr. Toad, she adds, "He is a celebration of the life we would lead if only we could."|