Author(s): Kenneth Grahame
'Take the adventure, heed the call!' One day Mole pokes his nose out of his burrow and discovers that the world is an exciting place. He meets brave Ratty, kind old Badger and the rascally Mr Toad, and together they go adventuring. Kenneth Grahame's classic tale is perfect for children who love animal stories. With E.H. Shepard's beautiful original illustrations, and containing special bonus material to help readers discover more about the world of the River Bank and the Wild Wood, this edition is perfect for long-term fans and readers discovering the story for the first time. It is an attractive and affordable hardback that makes the ideal gift. Egmont Classics are books to treasure.
Kenneth Grahame was born in Scotland in 1859. After the death of his mother he was sent to live with his grandparents in Berkshire and attended school in Oxford. On leaving school he worked at the Bank of England and also wrote articles and stories which he submitted to many publications. He married in 1899 and had a son, Alastair. His best-known story, The Wind in the Willows, was published in 1908. After the sudden death of his son, Grahame was grief-stricken and became reclusive. He died in 1932 and is buried in Oxford.