The Modern Library Collection Children's Classics 5-Book Bundle: The Wind in the Willows, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Gla by Kenneth Grahame

The Modern Library Collection Children's Classics 5-Book Bundle: The Wind in the Willows, Alice's…

byKenneth Grahame, Lewis Carroll, J.M. Barrie...

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For young dreamers, nostalgic parents, and imaginative readers of all ages, this wonderful eBook collection not only contains five of the most beloved children’s books in the world but some of the most admired and enduring literature ever put to page. Each of these can be considered a “Household Book,” as A. A. Milne so affectionately described *The Wind in the Willows—*books that “everybody in the household loves, and quotes continually ever afterwards; [books which are] read aloud to every new guest.”
 
THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS
Kenneth Grahame
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Written by Kenneth Grahame as bedtime stories for his son, The Wind in the Willows continues to delight readers today. 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.
 
ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND & THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS
Lewis Carroll
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Conceived by a shy British don on a golden afternoon to entertain ten-year-old Alice Liddell and her sisters, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass have delighted generations of readers in more than eighty languages. “The clue to the enduring fascination and greatness of the Alice books,” writes A. S. Byatt in her Introduction, “lies in language. It is play, and word-play, and its endless intriguing puzzles continue to reveal themselves long after we have ceased to be children.”
 
PETER PAN
J. M. Barrie
 
Set in London and and the magical Neverland, J. M. Barrie’s tale of a boy who refuses to grow up has delighted generations of readers. In this novel, which Barrie adapted from his 1904 play, Peter introduces Wendy, Michael, and John Darling to the fairy Tinker Bell and the lost boys. Together, they do battle with Captain Hook and his fierce band of pirates.
 
THE THREE MUSKETEERS
Alexandre Dumas
 
First published in 1844, Alexandre Dumas’s swashbuckling epic chronicles the adventures of D’Artagnan, a gallant young nobleman who journeys to Paris in 1625 hoping to join the ranks of the musketeers guarding Louis XIII. He soon finds himself fighting alongside three heroic comrades—Athos, Porthos, and Aramis—who seek to uphold the honor of the king by foiling the wicked plots of Cardinal Richelieu and the beautiful spy “Milady.”

Kenneth Grahame was born in Edinburgh on March 3, 1859. When he was five years old, his mother died of scarlet fever and he nearly died himself, of the same disease. His father became an alcoholic and sent the children to Berkshire to live with relatives. They were later reunited with their father, but after a failed year, the children...
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Title:The Modern Library Collection Children's Classics 5-Book Bundle: The Wind in the Willows, Alice's…Format:Kobo ebookPublished:July 23, 2012Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0812984471

ISBN - 13:9780812984477

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