Kenneth Grahame

The Wind in the Willows
  • The Wind in the Willows

  • One of 4 special Puffin Classics designed to raise awareness of world environmental issues.

    Spring is in the air and Mole has found a wonderful new world. There's boating with Ratty, a feast with kindly Badger and rumbustious fun with that reckless ruffian, Mr Toad of Toad Hall. But deep in the Wild Wood the villainous weasels lurk, intent on causing trouble...

    Surrounded by the secret beauty of riverbanks and forests, this special edition of The Wind in the Willows is inspired by Earth Day, and introduced by actor and environmental activist Bonnie Wright.the much-loved classic tales of Ratty, Mole, Badger and Toad.

    Also in Green Puffin Classics
    THE JUNGLE BOOK
    THE CALL OF THE WILD
    THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD

RELEASED 16/04/2020

Kenneth Grahame (1859-1932) was born in Edinburgh, but grew up with relatives in Berkshire where he developed his love for the countryside surrounding the upper parts of the River Thames. He was educated at St Edward's in Oxford, but instead of going on to Oxford University he joined the Bank of England, where he rose to become Secretary. He wrote several books including The Golden Age and Dream Days which includes the short story 'The Reluctant Dragon' (later made into a Disney movie). Kenneth Grahame developed the character of Toad in The Wind in the Willows to amuse his young son, Alistair. It was published in 1908 and still remains a best-loved children's classic.