The Wind in the Willows, Paperback
3 out of 5 (2 ratings)


Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Far from fading with time, Kenneth Grahame's classic tale of fantasy has attracted a growing audience in each generation. Rat, Mole, Badger and the preposterous Mr Toad, have brought delight to many through the years with their odd adventures on and by the river, and at the imposing residence of Toad Hall.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192 pages, black & white illustrations
  • Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
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  • Category: Classic
  • ISBN: 9781853261220


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This story about “animals” tells us a lot about human nature. I can see how this became a classic. The writing is beautiful, the characterizations of the animals are charming and the story is delightful. Parts of it almost remind me of Pilgrim at Tinker Creek and the antics of Toad would really delight a child—even I was laughing. More importantly this is a book that makes a point about being good friends and about acceptable behavior without ever being obviously moralistic.

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Five out of ten.

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.