When the Mole leaves his spring-cleaning and heads up into the open air, he embarks on a series of exhilarating adventures with his new friends: the laid-back Ratty, the gruff yet kindly Badger and the self-satisfied, irrepressible Mr. Toad. Kenneth Grahame’s wonderful imagination and quiet humor continue to charm children and adults alike. This edition brings together an abridged text for younger readers with stunning illustrations.
About the Author
Kenneth Grahame began The Wind in the Willows as a bedtime story for his son Alistair. The book was published in 1908 and eventually became a huge bestseller. Robert Ingpen was born in 1936 in Australia. In 1986 he was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for his contribution to children’s literature and he has been honoured with Membership of the Order of Australia.