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Wind in the Willows

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ISBN-10: 068971310X

ISBN-13: 9780689713101

Edition: 1989 (Reprint)

Authors: Kenneth Grahame, Ernest H. Shepard, Kenneth Grahame

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Since its beginnings as a series of stories told to Kenneth Grahame's young son, The Wind in the Willowshas gone on to become one of the best-loved children's books of all time. The timeless story of Toad, Rat, Mole, and Badger, brought to vivid life by Ernest H. Shepard's illustrations, has delighted readers of all ages for more than eighty years.
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Book details

List price: $7.99
Copyright year: 1989
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Publication date: 3/31/1989
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Kenneth Grahame was born in Edinburgh on March 3, 1859. When he was five years old, his mother died of scarlet fever and he nearly died himself, of the same disease. His father became an alcoholic and sent the children to Berkshire to live with relatives. They were later reunited with their father, but after a failed year, the children never heard from him again. Sometime later, one of his brothers died at the age of fifteen. He attended St. Edward's School as a child and intended to go on to Oxford University, but his relatives wanted him to go into banking. He worked in his uncle's office, in Westminster, for two years then went to work at the Bank of England as a clerk in 1879. He spent…    

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