Standalone Novels In Publication Order
- Pagan Papers (1893)
- The Golden Age (1895)
- The Headswoman (1898)
- Dream Days (1898)
- The Wind in the Willows (1908)
- Fun o’ the Fair (1929)
- The Reluctant Dragon (1938)
- Bertie’s Escapade (1945)
The Wind in the Willows Books In Publication Order
- Wayfarers All (1980)
- Mole’s Christmas Welcome (1989)
- Mr. Toad Comes Home (1990)
- The Return of the Hero (1991)
- The Wild Wood (With: Rene Cloke) (1994)
- Toad of Toad Hall (1996)
- Mr. Toad in Trouble (1996)
- Wild Wood Adventure (1996)
- Welcome to the Willows (1996)
- Home Sweet Home (2007)
- Restless Rat (2010)
- Sneaky Toad (2010)
- Steam in the Willows (2015)
Picture Books In Publication Order
- Duck Song (1998)
Collections In Publication Order
- The River Bank (1908)
Anthologies In Publication Order
- Dreams and Wonders (2010)
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Kenneth Grahame Books Overview
Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www. million books. com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: NON LIBRI SED LIBERI TT will never be clear to the lay mind why the book buyer buys books. That it is not to read them is certain: the closest inspection always fails to find him thus engaged. He will talk about them all night if you let him wave his hand to them, shake his fist at them, shed tears over them in the small hours of the morning; but he will not read them. Yet it would be rash to infer that he buys his books without a remote intention of ever reading them. Most book lovers start with the honest resolution that some day they will ‘shut down on’ this fatal practice. Then they purpose to themselves to enter into their charmed circle, and close the gates of Paradise behindthem. Then will they read out of nothing but first editions; every day shall be a debauch in large paper and tall copies; and crushed morocco shall be familiar to their touch as buckram. Meanwhile, though, books continue to flaunt their venal charms; it would be cowardice to shun the fray. In fine, one buys and continues to buy; and the promised Sabbath never comes. The process of the purchase is always much the same, therein resembling the familiar but inferior passion of love. There is the first sight of the Object, accompanied of a catching of the breath, a trembling in the limbs, loss of appetite, ungovernable desire, and a habit of melancholy in secret places. But once possessed, once toyed with amorously for an hour or two, the Object as in the inferior passion aforesaid takes its destined place on the shelf where it stays. And this, saith the scoffer, is all; but even he does not fail to remark with a certain awe that the owner goeth thereafter as one possessing a happy secret and radiating an inner glow. Moreover, he is insufferably conceited, and his conceit waxeth as his coat,…
Kenneth Grahame 1859 1932 was a British writer, mainly of the sort of fiction and fantasy written for children but enjoyed equally if not more by adults. He is most famous for The Wind in the Willows 1908, one of the classics of children’s literature. He also wrote The Reluctant Dragon, which was much later adapted into a Disney movie. While still a young man, Grahame began to publish light stories in London periodicals such as the St. James Gazette. Some of these stories were collected and published as Pagan Papers in 1893, and, two years later, The Golden Age. These were followed by Dream Days in 1898, which contains The Reluctant Dragon. There is a ten year gap between Grahame’s penultimate book and the publication of his triumph, The Wind in the Willows. During this decade Grahame became a father. The wayward headstrong nature he saw in his little son he transformed into the swaggering Toad of Toad Hall, one of its four principal characters. Despite its success, he never attempted a sequel.
From the author of The Wind in the Willows comes this story of a boy who befriends a lazy, but quite pleasant, dragon that takes up residence nearby. When the townspeople call in St. George, the eminent dragon slayer, to do battle, it is up to the boy to sort things out and stick up for his newfound friend. It is a hilarious story that will have you cheering for the dragon and his pal. ‘The Reluctant Dragon‘ was made into a Walt Disney film in 1941; it has also seen life as a children’s operetta. Listen carefully to the language of the literature loving dragon; he seems rather more intelligent than the townspeople intent on skewering him.
Ratty, Mole and Badger band together to help Toad reclaim his ancestral home for the stoats and weasels.
The Wind in the Willows, by Kenneth Grahame, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics:All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences biographical, historical, and literary to enrich each reader’s understanding of these enduring works. When Mole decides he has had enough tiresome spring cleaning for one day, the scrappy nonesuch throws down his broom and bolts out of his house looking for fun and adventure. He quickly finds it in the form of the Water Rat, who takes the wide eyed Mole boating and introduces him to the mysteries of life on the river and in the Wild Wood. Mole also meets Ratty’s good friends: the kindly, solid Badger and the irrepressible Toad. Soon, the quartet s escapades including car crashes, a sojourn in jail, and a battle with the weasels who try to take over Toad Hall become the talk of the animal kingdom. Filled with familiar human types disguised as animals, Kenneth Grahame s The Wind in the Willows, like all exemplary children s literature, has always appealed greatly to grown ups as well. Though first published in 1908, when motor cars were new and rare, The Wind in the Willows presents surprisingly contemporary and uproariously funny portraits of speed crazed Mr. Toad, generous Badger, poetic Ratty, and newly emancipated Mole. And lurking all the while within the humor and good spirits, Grahame s deeply felt commentary on courage, generosity, and above all, friendship. Gardner McFall is the author of two children s books and a collection of poetry. She teaches children s literature at Hunter College in New York City.
One of four adaptations of the adventures of Rat, Mole, Badger and Toad for younger readers. With illustrations from the animated video series by BMG Kids.
Mole is homesick and what child doesn t understand that? Ever since he met Rat and came to live on the river, Mole hasn t been back to his own little house. But he’s been away so long that his dwelling s no longer cozy and warm. What can Mole do to make it home, sweet home again?
What a Sneaky Toad! His friends want him to be careful but he just wants to have fun. So Toad escapes from under Badger’s watchful eye, thinking he s so very clever. What will happen now? One thing s for sure: where Toad goes, trouble follows .
Mole, Water Rat, Badger, and of course, Toad of Toad Hall: these characters have captivated children ever since the early 20th century, when Kenneth Grahame wrote his gentle and humorous tale. Kids will still feel the magic today, as they happily make the acquaintance of Mole, who is seeing a river for the first time ever, and his new friend Ratty.