Wind in the Willows, The (hardbound)
Kenneth Grahame began writing in 1879 as an escape from the drudgery of his bank job, and "The Wind in the Willows" was a bedtime story for his son, later continued in letters to him. The book was published in 1908 and has never been out of print, enchanting children of all ages. It is the escapades of four endearing animal friends who live along a river in the English countryside--Toad, Mole, Rat, and Badger. Whether the four friends are setting forth on an exciting adventure, engaging in a comic caper, or simply relaxing by the River Thames, their stories are among the most charming in all English literature. This keepsake edition of the beloved novel features gorgeous illustrations by renowned artist Robert Ingpen. For ages 7-10.