Since its first publication in 1908, generations of adults and children have cherished Kenneth Grahame's classic, The Wind in the Willows."" For in this entrancing, lyrical world of gurgling rivers and whispering reeds live four of the wisest, wittiest, noblest, and most lovable creatures in all literature Rat, Mole, Badger, and Toad of Toad Hall. Like true adventurers, they glory in life's simplest pleasures and natural wonders. But it is Toad, cocky and irrepressible in his goggles and overcoat, whose passion for motorcars represents the free and fearless spirit in all of us; just as it's Toad's downfall that inspires the others to test Grahame's most precious theme the miracle of loyalty and friendship.
About the Author
Susan Cooper, one of today's most distinguished children's book writers, won a Newbery Medal and a Newbery Honor for books in her fantasy sequence, The Dark is Rising. She is also the author of "King of Shadows, " a "Boston Globe-Horn Book "Award" "Honor Book; Seaward"; Victory"; Ghost Hawk"; and "Green Boy", which was called "an intriguing and truly lovely book" by the "New York Times Book Review." She lives in Massachusetts, and you can visit her online at TheLostLand.com
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