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  • Published: 2 June 2008
  • ISBN: 9780141321134
  • Imprint: Puffin Modern Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $14.99

The Wind in the Willows




Rediscover the Puffin Classics - the world's best-loved stories

The much-loved classic tales of Ratty, Mole, Badger and Toad.

When Mole goes boating with Ratty instead of doing his spring-cleaning, he discovers a whole new world. As well as adventures on the river and in the Wild Wood, there are high jinks on the open road with that reckless ruffian, Mr Toad of Toad Hall. Ratty, Mole, Badger and Toad become the firmest of friends, but after Toad's latest escapade, can they join together and beat the wretched weasels once and for all?

The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame is one of the twenty wonderful classic stories being relaunched in Puffin Classics in March 2015.

  • Published: 2 June 2008
  • ISBN: 9780141321134
  • Imprint: Puffin Modern Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $14.99

About the author

Kenneth Grahame

Kenneth Grahame was born in Edinburgh on 8 March 1859. He was brought up by his grandmother in Cookham Dene in Berkshire and went to school in Oxford before starting work at the Bank of England. He was unable to go to university because of his family's lack of money.

His stories and essays were initially published in periodicals such as the Yellow Book and then collected together as Pagan Papers (1893). This was followed by The Golden Age (1895) and Dream Days (1898).

The Wind in the Willows (1908) is based on letters and stories that Graham made for his only child, Alistair. The novel's popularity grew slowly over the years and A.A. Milne's dramatisation of the novel as Toad of Toad Hall brought it greater success. Kenneth Grahame died on 6 July 1932.

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