HB - 260 x 216mm
Over 50 full colour Illustrations
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Market: Children's Classic Fiction
The Wind in the
by Kenneth Grahame
Illustrated by Robert Ingpen
“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.”
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. The impulsive Toad leads the friends from one escapade to the next – from upturned gypsy caravans to stolen motorcars, a daring prison escape and, finally, to a heroic confrontation with the sinister inhabitants of the Wild Wood.
Abridged here for the enjoyment of younger readers, this timeless tale has never been out of print and is one of the best-loved children’s titles in English literature. Kenneth Grahame’s wonderful imagination and quiet humour continue to charm children and adults alike.
Illustrator Robert Ingpen was born in 1936 in Geelong, Australia, and still lives and works nearby in Barwon Heads. He studied illustration art and book design at The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. 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. A world-renowned artist and author, Ingpen has designed, illustrated and written more than one hundred books, including his highly acclaimed series of illustrated Children’s Classics, which have now been published in many editions around the world. www.robertingpen.com