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When Mole goes boating with Ratty instead of doing his spring-cleaning, he discovers a whole new world. As well as adventures on the river and in the Wild Wood, there are high jinks on the open road with that reckless ruffian, Mr Toad of Toad Hall. Ratty, Mole, Badger and Toad become the firmest of friends, but after Toad's latest escapade, can they join together and beat the wretched weasels once and for all?
With an introduction by well-loved children's author Brian Jacques, The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame is one of the twelve wonderful classic stories being relaunched in Puffin Classics to celebrate Puffin's dedication to publishing the most innovative and imaginative children's literature for generations.
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Vendor: Modern Library
Publication Date: 2012
Series: Puffin Classics
Basing his fanciful animal characters on human archetypes, Grahame imparts a gentle, playful wisdom in his timeless tales. Few readers will be able to resist an invitation to join the Wild Wooders at Toad Hall, enjoy a quick splash in the river with Rat and Badger, or take a swerving ride with Toad in a "borrowed" motor-car.
–A. A. Milne
Christian teacher1 Stars Out Of 5PantheismJuly 9, 2015Christian teacherQuality: 1Value: 0Meets Expectations: 1This book is not a sweet little innocent story. If you read the first few chapters you may be charmed by the beautifully described world of Mole and Ratty. However, there are two significant problems. If you sre concerned about language and are reading this with your child you will frequently trip over the characters refering to Mr Toad as an a* * But more alarming is the pantheism woven throughout the novel. The wind that the title refers to is actually the music of the pagan god pan. this music helps the Mole and Rat find the Otter's lost son. In chapter 7 Mole and Ratty see a vison of the pagan god pan and bow down and worship him. Contrary to the opinion that Christ is in the book, this is a story about pantheism and the glorification of nature. Please make an informed decision.
Catherine Stachowiak5 Stars Out Of 5April 15, 2010Catherine StachowiakI bought two copies of this novel to go with a reading program I was given by a friend called "Portals to Reading Series." I am happy with the novels and like the cute cover. Though I think Portals is a secular program I believe most home- educators would appreciate that the reading program was designed to go with award winning literature in order to encourage reading for grades 4-8. Some examples: The Wind in the Willows, Johnny Tremain, Charlotte's Web, the Witch of Blackbird Pond, The Door in the Wall, A Gathering of Days, Sounder, Shiloh, etc. The program has a lessons geared toward each chapter of the novel. My son was so excited that he attempted to read the novel before the school year I bought it for, so...
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