Discover a beautiful Folio edition of the children's classic. Charles van Sandwyk's wonderful illustrations breathe new life into the much- loved heroes of Kenneth Grahame's classic, evoking the magical, and sometimes dangerous, world of the Wild Wood. A pleasure to own.
About The Wind in the Willows
The Wind in the Willows is about many things – the changing seasons, the beauty and fragility of nature, the thrill of the open road, and the creeping tide of suburbia – but it is the glorious adventures of Toad, Mole, Ratty and Badger that have enchanted children and their parents for over a century.
When Mole is drawn out of his underground abode by the imperious call of Spring, he is fascinated by the world above his home. The first animal he meets is lively Ratty, who introduces him to the beauties of the river and the joys of 'simply messing about in boats'. Mr Toad, aristocrat and creature of crazes, shatters this rural calm with his discovery of the automobile. Soon he is risking life and limb indulging his new-found passion, experiencing brushes with the law and landing himself in prison, much to the concern of his friends. Even stern Badger cannot control Toad's lunatic enthusiasms and wild antics, until they are all faced with a tremendous battle against the scheming stoats and wheedling weasels that have taken over Toad Hall. Can the four friends win against the frightening denizens of the Wild Wood? And does our irresponsible hero really become 'an altered Toad'?
In this beautiful Folio Society edition, the text has been complemented by rich illustrations. A pleasure to own.
Bound in full cloth, blocked in black and gold with a design by Charles van Sandwyk and with a printed paper label inset.
264 Pages, 85 illustrations, 35 in colour, by Charles van Sandwyk.
Printed endpapers and slipcase. Set in Founders Caslon.
About The Folio Society
The Folio Society is a London- based publisher of fine books, designed to be collected and treasured for years to come.