The wind in the willows

(Dover children's thrift classics)

86 pages

English language

Published Jan. 6, 1995 by Dover Publications.

ISBN:
9780486286006
OCLC Number:
32132474

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4 stars (12 reviews)

The escapades of four animal friends who live along a river in the English countryside--Toad, Mole, Rat, and Badger.

53 editions

I found it boring.

2 stars

I honestly hate the writing, and I fail to see how it has been one of these "must-read" classics. It droned on and on when it could've said something in a few words, making it more tiresome than it should have been. It could've had an interesting story somewhere, but it was buried so far beneath excessive description, I stopped caring to even try and find it.

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4 stars

I've read a few of these "Classic" children's book in the last couple of years and in my opinion this one has been the best. The descriptions are beautiful, the characters are well known and the plot/adventures were a joy to read. The setting is one of the best, the river bank, not too far from where I live, I've spent a few times drifting in a boat like Ratty. I would rate this 5 stars....Reading this to my daughter I would give it 3 stars (averaging into 4 stars). I don't think the book works well as something to read to young kids, there are very long passages describing scenery, I could see my daughter's attention starting to drift at times. There are a lot of big words in this book and she picked up on all of them, I had to get the dictionary out for a couple …

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  • Animals -- Fiction