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

Kenneth Grahame was born in Edinburgh on 8 March 1859. He was brought up by his grandmother in Cookham Dene in Berkshire and went to school in Oxford before starting work at the Bank of England. He was unable to go to university because of his family's lack of money. His stories and essays were initially published in periodicals such as the Yellow Book and then collected together as Pagan Papers (1893). This was followed by The Golden Age (1895) and Dream Days (1898). The Wind in the Willows (1908) is based on letters and stories that Graham made for his only child, Alistair. The novel's popularity grew slowly over the years and A.A. Milne's dramatisation of the novel as Toad of Toad Hall brought it greater success. Kenneth Grahame died on 6 July 1932.


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