The Wind in the Willows
The Wind in the Willows
The Wind in the Willows
The Wind in the Willows
Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame Illustrated by Robert Ingpen
ISBN: 9781786751065

HB - 260 x 216mm

Over 50 full colour Illustrations


Rights available: World

Rights Sold: UK, ANZ

Market: Children's Classic Fiction

The Wind in the


by Kenneth Grahame. Illustrated by Robert Ingpen

The book

“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.


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.

Ingpen's pictures have great depth and reward study. Exceptional.
A book to treasure.

 - Parents in Touch