The Wind in the Willows: Candlewick Illustrated Classic

Category: Book
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
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Published: March 2009
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 184
Size: 8.25in x 7.19in x 0.50in
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$ 19.99
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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.
-Kirkus Reviews

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 NoteInga 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."