Author(s): Kenneth Grahame
One sunny spring day, Mole decides to visit the riverbank. There he soon becomes firm friends with Ratty, Badger and car-crazy Mr Toad. Life on the river couldn't be better, but Toad's reckless driving soon lands him in jail. When the nasty weasels and stoats decide to take over Toad Hall, it's up to the friends to save the day... One of the greatest animal stories ever written, presented in a beautiful slipcase edition and containing new, full-colour illustrations,
Kenneth Grahame's classic story is guaranteed to delight readers aged 8 and up.
Kenneth Grahame (1859-1932) was born in Edinburgh, but grew up with relatives in Berkshire where he developed his love for the countryside surrounding the upper parts of the River Thames. He was educated at St Edward's in Oxford, but instead of going on to Oxford University he joined the Bank of England, where he rose to become Secretary. He wrote several books including The Golden Age and Dream Days which includes the short story 'The Reluctant Dragon' (later made into a Disney movie). Kenneth Grahame developed the character of Toad in The Wind in the Willows to amuse his young son, Alistair. It was published in 1908 and still remains a best-loved children's classic.