The Wind in the Willows: Abridged Edition for Younger Readers (Palazzo Abridged Classics) (Abridged / Hardcover)
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When the Mole leaves his spring-cleaning and heads up into the open air, he embarks on a series of exhilarating adventures with his new friends: the laid-back Ratty, the gruff yet kindly Badger and the self-satisfied, irrepressible Mr. Toad. Kenneth Grahame’s wonderful imagination and quiet humor continue to charm children and adults alike. This edition brings together an abridged text for younger readers with stunning illustrations.
About the Author
Kenneth Grahame began The Wind in the Willows as a bedtime story for his son Alistair. The book was published in 1908 and eventually became a huge bestseller. Robert Ingpen was born in 1936 in Australia. 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.
“An abridged version of the children's classic with exquisite illustrations by Robert Ingpen...Children might not get the original book, but so far as the story goes, they are not being short-changed. Another area where they're definitely not being short-changed is in the illustrations by Robert Ingpen. . . . They are glorious. I must mention too the quality of this edition by Palazzo: it's exceptional and with a very reasonable cover price...It's a large-format clothbound hardback which will stand a great deal of loving.” —Book Bag
“One of a series of highly collectable hardback illustrated editions from Palazzo, perfect to introduce these great works to children and to stimulate their interest. Beautifully illustrated by Robert Ingpen, this is a book to treasure.” —Parents in Touch
“A brand-new abridgement with wonderful illustrations by Robert Ingpen handsomely produced by Palazzo.” —Achuka
"An adorable version, in fact for younger children it's a far more digestible and easy read than most versions we've come across...Robert once again makes the story glow with beautifully detailed painted illustrations." —Read it, Daddy!