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The Wind in the Willows

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The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author – Kenneth Grahame

What began as a series of bedtime stories for the author’s son Alistair, was published in 1908 and became one of the most beloved children’s books of all time. Kenneth Grahame (1859-1932) was born in Scotland. He wrote the book while working as a secretary in the Bank of England. He wrote only three other books, one of essays and two collections of short stories. The setting of The Wind in the Willows is the English countryside. The book is all about the delightful adventures of four animal friends: Rat, Mole, Badger and the crazy Mr. Toad of Toad Hall who live beside a river overhung by willow trees. Even though they dress and speak like humans, they also display their unique animal characteristics. The story tells of the struggle between the noisy inhabitants of the river — the stoats and…

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Book Highlight

Told in diary form by an irresistible heroine, this playful and perceptive novel from the New York Times bestselling author of the May Bird trilogy sparkles with science, myth, magic, and the strange beauty of the everyday marvels we sometimes forget to notice.

Spirited, restless Gracie Lockwood has lived in Cliffden, Maine, her whole life. She’s a typical girl in an atypical world: one where sasquatches helped to win the Civil War, where dragons glide over Route 1 on their way south for the winter (sometimes burning down a T.J. Maxx or an Applebee’s along the way), where giants hide in caves near LA and mermaids hunt along the beaches, and where Dark Clouds come for people when they die.

To Gracie it’s all pretty ho-hum…until a Cloud comes looking for her little brother Sam, turning her small-town life upside down. Determined to protect Sam against all odds, her parents pack the family into a used Winnebago and set out on an epic search for a safe place that most people say doesn’t exist: The Extraordinary World. It’s rumored to lie at the ends of the earth, and no one has ever made it there and lived to tell the tale. To reach it, the Lockwoods will have to learn to believe in each other—and to trust that the world holds more possibilities than they’ve ever imagined.

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