The Wind in the Willows: Candlewick Illustrated Classic (Candlewick Illustrated Classics) (Abridged / Paperback)
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"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!
About the Author
Kenneth Grahame (1859–1932) was inspired to write The Wind in the Willows based on bedtime stories he had been telling his young son, Alastair. The book was published in 1908 to instant acclaim.
David Roberts is the author-illustrator of the Bertie Books and the illustrator of many books for children, including Paul Fleischman’s The Dunderheads, which was short-listed for the Kate Greenaway Medal; its sequel The Dunderheads Behind Bars, also by Paul Fleischman; and The Dumpster Diver by Janet S. Wong. David Roberts lives in London.
[A]n elegantly designed volume ready to take its rightful place on any child’s bookshelf.
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