The Wind in the Willows Author:Kenneth Grahame, Robert J. Lee (Illustrator) This charming classic, first published in 1908, is set in an idyllic, fantasy Edwardian England, in which some animals can talk and interact with humans. The story chronicles the adventures of four friends who make their home in the lush countryside, the busy riverbank, and the mysterious woods: good-hearted Mole, clever Water Rat, wise reclusiv... more »e Badger, and the reckless Toad, whose new obsession with motorcars has some very unfortunate consequences.« less
I never dreamed that I would like this book. I'm in a book club and this was the choice for the month, so I plunged right into it thinking I would hate it, BUT even today, I think of Toad with a smile. He's such a wild character. If you're interested in reading classics this is a must read and one that I think I'll want to read to my children. It's fun, whimsical, and again, love that crazy Toad.
Finding the secret of the wind is hard enough without Mole wandering off into the Wild Wood and getting caught in a snowstorm or Toad stealing motorcars and landing in jail. Between practical Water Rat and wise old Badger, the four of them manage, after many great adventures and much laughter, to settle down to a quiet roar with an understanding of the wind's song and the Wild wood.