I think something that's dark just for the heck of it is just as shallow as something that's full of bunnies and rainbows and princess ponies. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. There is no sexual context of any kind, the worst profanity herein is the occasional use of the word "ass" and the violence is. Featuring original music and songs by Rosabella Gregory and sound effects captured on location, put your headphones on, sit back and lose yourself in the British countryside. Other adaptations include the Disney films The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad and The Reluctant Dragon. The only way to travel! Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. It appears to have been auto translated from a foreign language. Imagine living by a riverbank and having breakfast with the animals like Snow White. Količina. We’d love your help. When he was not yet five, his mother died of scarlet fever, after which he was sent to his maternal grandmother’s house at Cookham Dean near the Thames. This book is very beautiful, the pages are thick and luxurious and there is an illustration on almost every page. The opening sentence is 'The Mole were running very hard all the morning, spring cleaning his little domestic.' I did not realize when I purchased it that "Classic Edition" was not the full version. The TV show was great with real live animals from the riverbank and the calming voice of the narrator. The Wind in the Willows is a children's novel by Kenneth Grahame, first published in 1908. We work hard to protect your security and privacy. To watch the otters play. No ratings or reviews yet. Alternately slow moving and fast paced, it focuses on four anthropomorphised animals. I was invited into the cozy burrows of Rat, Mole, and Badger, the opulent Toad Ha. Or maybe your introduction to her was through one... "There is nothing half so much worth doing as simply messing around in boats.". "It is so easy to write about dark things," she might say. I was suspicious of this book when I was a kid. To see what your friends thought of this book, It's very kid friendly. NOTE: The reviews given here seem to cover multiple DIFFERENT EDITIONS and the "Look Inside" feature is NOT showing the Inga Moore "Panorama Pops" edition. This book arrived at my house yesterday and I instantly fell in love with it just by looking at the cover. About The Wind in the Willows. This ending would not be consistent with human nature, and although "realism" does not have to be included on the list of requirements for a good book, a great literary work must be true to human nature. First let me start by saying I bought the hardcover version of this book, illustrated by Robert Ingpen. They wear black lipstick and sing about rat rabies. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in, Or get 4-5 business-day shipping on this item for $5.99 It might be that the whole family is in back to school mode, so schedules have changed. item 6 Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame Hardcover Book Free Shipping! Hailed as one of the most enduringly popular works of the twentieth century, The Wind in the Willows is a classic of magical fancy and enchanting wit. My second reading of this did not disappoint. Alternately slow moving and fast paced, it focuses on four anthropomorphised animals. When Mole goes for a walk one spring day, he meets the Dodaj u košaricu Mole, rat, and badger are toad’s dearest friends even as the aristocratic amphibian’s wastrel ways get him into trouble. "The Wind in the Willows" is a story about a group of animal friends living along the banks of a river in England -- the soft-spoken and naive Mole, the strong-willed and determined Water Rat, the grouchy hermit Badger, and the egocentric and spoiled Toad. This book is like the guy who comes into your classroom and sits backwards on a chair all, "Sammy the sock puppet is here to get real about abstinence!" I am usually a stickler for logic and some semblance of reality in my reading, but animals wearing clothes, toads that drive cars, rats that row boats, civilized animals using china and crystal and utensils; well, what can I say, I bought in. Over one hundred years since their first appearance, they've become emblematic archetypes of eccentricity, folly, and friendship. Yes, I somehow got all the way to this point in my life without having read "The Wind in the Willows," which is widely hailed as a classic. Kenneth Grahame's decidedly pastoral take on Low Fantasy (A term which no one used at the time) has delighted Children (And many Adults) for over a century now, I find it very easy to imagine it doing so for at least as long again. The minute description of English rural scenery shows the author’s genuine love of the place where he spent his boyhood – the enchanting Berkshire countryside and Thames River vicinity. I've read so many essays by book lovers who have fond, childhood memories of being read this by their father, or who ushered in spring each year by taking this book to a grassy field and reading this in the first warm breezes of May. Please try your request again later. The original book is a wonderful story, but this miserable attempt at a dramatised reading is an insult to the author and it may well have put my 10 yr old off actually reading the book. 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