Oxford Childrens Classics: The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth GrahameOxford Childrens Classics: The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

Oxford Childrens Classics: The Wind in the Willows

byKenneth Grahame

Paperback | November 17, 2014

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What are you looking for?Adventure! Excitement! Fun! Friendship!Join in the delights and disasters on the riverbank with Mole and his new friends. With sensible Ratty, wise Badger, fun-loving Toad, and the dastardly stoats and weasles, there's never a dull moment!Oxford Children's Classics present not only the original and unabridged story of The Wind in the Willows in a stunning new edition, but also help you to discover a whole world of new adventures with a vast assortment of recommendations and activities.
Kenneth Grahame was born in Scotland in 1859. After the death of his mother he was sent to live with his grandparents in Berkshire, in a house by the River Thames, and attended school in Oxford. On leaving school he worked at the Bank of England during the day and also wrote articles, stories, and poems, which he submitted to many pub...
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Title:Oxford Childrens Classics: The Wind in the WillowsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 7.8 × 5.08 × 0.79 inPublished:November 17, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0192738305

ISBN - 13:9780192738301

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from FUN A kids book that adults can enjoy
Date published: 2017-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great fun This book is so much fun! It had me laughing at loud at so many points. I honestly recommend this story to everyone if they're looking for something classic and lighthearted.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for bedtime It's always nice to have a book that everyone looks forward to listening to and reading. The tales of these riverside characters are very enchanting and humorous to adults and children alike.
Date published: 2017-03-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ok I had to read this for a children's literature class a few years ago and I found it really difficult to get through it. I found that it was quite slow paced and quite boring at times. I get why it's a classic because it addresses important themes.
Date published: 2017-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from classic I read this as a child and then again as an adult. I enjoyed it both times!
Date published: 2017-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Read it as a child, and again in University This book was recommended for our Children's Lit class. Such a whimsical story, easy to follow and amusing.
Date published: 2017-02-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I think this seems like it doesn't mean anything because it's for children. It's a children's classic for a reason. They don't have to make sense. They entertain.
Date published: 2017-02-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice I felt that there was no point at all to anything going on. Maybe that was just me, and I did not understand it? It's still cute and perfect for children. I don't believe it really needs more than just to be about animals living their lives.
Date published: 2017-02-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from AWFUL I HATED THIS!!! IT FELT SO POINTLESS, THE STORY IS JUST THIS EPISODIC CRAP, ENDLESS DESCRIPTIONS!! WHAT IS THE POINT!?!?!? THE TOAD PLOTLINE WAS THE ONLY THING WORTH READING
Date published: 2016-12-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Complex This was a very interesting book. As I read it I felt like Toad was a ‘Prodigal Son’, who came back only far enough to receive acceptance, then returned to his bad habits till he was in trouble again. It reminded me much of myself, playing at being Christian before really giving Christ all areas of my life. Like Toad I would repent, but then not really change. Rat was wise and resourceful, Mole was tender and caring and awe-full like a child yet also very wise. Badger is like a wise mature old mentor or guide, sent to give direction, and lead one to find one’s own purpose in life. Yet the mix of Animal and Human society just did not make sense to me. It felt like a badly planned Narnia novel. It did not explain how the animal and human worlds came to interact and share a language or culture. But over all it was a fun read even if dry in some spots. (First written as Journal Reading Notes in 1999.)
Date published: 2008-12-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Complex This was a very interesting book. As I read it I felt like Toad was a ‘Prodigal Son’, who came back only far enough to receive acceptance, then returned to his bad habits till he was in trouble again. It reminded me much of myself, playing at being Christian before really giving Christ all areas of my life. Like Toad I would repent, but then not really change. Rat was wise and resourceful, Mole was tender and caring and awe-full like a child yet also very wise. Badger is like a wise mature old mentor or guide, sent to give direction, and lead one to find one’s own purpose in life. Yet the mix of Animal and Human society just did not make sense to me. It felt like a badly planned Narnia novel. It did not explain how the animal and human worlds came to interact and share a language or culture. But over all it was a fun read even if dry in some spots. (First written as Journal Reading Notes in 1999.)
Date published: 2008-12-08