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The Wind in the Willows

By Kenneth Grahame
Illustrated by Robert Ingpen

A brand-new picture book edition of The Wind in the Willows, written by Kenneth Grahame and illustrated by award-winning Australian illustrator Robert Ingpen, for young children.

The adventures of Ratty, Mole, Badger and Toad are retold here in abridged form so children can read them independently as well as enjoy listening to them as bedtime stories. Award-winning artist Robert Ingpen’s marvellous illustrations bring to life the daring deeds of the four friends beautifully.

  • Includes a 10,000-word adapted text of this timeless classic.
  • Over 50 among the best original illustrations of Robert Ingpen from the Classics edition.
  • This tale was first published in 1908, and met with instant popularity. Its greatest strength lay in its animal characters, and children and adults alike fell in love the timid Mole, the friendly Water Rat, the imperious Badger and the mischievous Toad.

About the author

Kenneth Grahame began writing as a hobby and wrote parts of The Wind in the Willows originally in letter form to his young son Alistair, whose excesses of behaviour had similarities with Toad.

About the illustrator

Robert Ingpen was born in 1936 in Geelong, Australia and still lives and works nearby in Barwon Heads. He studied illustration art and book design at The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. In 1986, he was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for his contribution to children’s literature and he has been honoured with Membership of the Order of Australia. His highly acclaimed series of illustrated Children’s Classics have now been published in many editions around the world. The titles in the series are: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Alice Through the Looking-Glass, Around the World in Eighty Days, Just So Stories, Peter Pan and Wendy, The Adventures of Pinocchio, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Jungle Book, The Nutcracker, The Secret Garden, The Wind in the Willows, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and Treasure Island.

ISBN: 9781760650247
Imprint: Walker Books Australia
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: November 1, 2017
Dimensions: 216 x 260mm, 64pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $27.99
New Zealand RRP: $29.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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