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TheWind in the Willows

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Published to mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day - the global initiative that launched the mod... Read More

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Published to mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day - the global initiative that launched the modern environmental movement.Green Puffin Classics are produced to a high standard with no extra laminates or foils on the covers.Covers printed on uncoated woodfree boards, and printed on 100% FSC approved paper from supplier committed to sustainability and renewable energy.Introduced by actress and environmental activist Bonnie Wright, currently Oceans Ambassador for Greenpeace.Highlights environmental issues; topical and timelyCreated as part of A Billion Acts of Green 2020 https://www.earthday.org/take-action/Covers by TYLER HAHN - an illustrator and printmaker who often draws inspiration from nature. With an emphasis on environmental conservation, Tyler uses recycled paper stock from a fully hydroelectric paper manufacturer and eco-friendly water-based inks to minimize the carbon impact of printmaking. Tyler lives Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA.Kenneth Grahame (1859-1932) was born in Edinburgh, but grew up with relatives in Berkshire where he developed his love for the countryside surrounding the upper parts of the River Thames. He was educated at St Edward's in Oxford, but instead of going on to Oxford University he joined the Bank of England, where he rose to become Secretary. He wrote several books including The Golden Age and Dream Days which includes the short story 'The Reluctant Dragon' (later made into a Disney movie). Kenneth Grahame developed the character of Toad in The Wind in the Willows to amuse his young son, Alistair. It was published in 1908 and still remains a best-loved children's classic.

One of 4 special Puffin Classics designed to raise awareness of world environmental issues.

Spring is in the air and Mole has found a wonderful new world. There's boating with Ratty, a feast with kindly Badger and rumbustious fun with that reckless ruffian, Mr Toad of Toad Hall. But deep in the Wild Wood the villainous weasels lurk, intent on causing trouble...

Surrounded by the secret beauty of riverbanks and forests, this special edition of The Wind in the Willows is inspired by Earth Day, and introduced by actor and environmental activist Bonnie Wright.the much-loved classic tales of Ratty, Mole, Badger and Toad.

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THE JUNGLE BOOK
THE CALL OF THE WILD
THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD

Product Details

Title: TheWind in the Willows
Author: Kenneth Grahame
SKU: BK0437896
EAN: 9780241440735
Language: English

About Author

Kenneth Grahame (1859-1932) was born in Edinburgh, but grew up with relatives in Berkshire where he developed his love for the countryside surrounding the upper parts of the River Thames. He was educated at St Edward's in Oxford, but instead of going on to Oxford University he joined the Bank of England, where he rose to become Secretary. He wrote several books including The Golden Age and Dream Days which includes the short story 'The Reluctant Dragon' (later made into a Disney movie). Kenneth Grahame developed the character of Toad in The Wind in the Willows to amuse his young son, Alistair. It was published in 1908 and still remains a best-loved children's classic.

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