• Edition enrichie (Introduction, Notes, Chronologie, Bibliographie)
    Un matin de printemps, M. Taupe est attiré hors de son logis par les bruissements de la nature. Son chemin va croiser celui de l'astucieux M. Rat, de l'imposant M. Blaireau et, surtout, de l'incorrigible et vaniteux M. Crapaud. Entre après-midi de canotage, expéditions périlleuses dans le terrible Bois Sauvage et embarquées fantastiques, les quatre amis vont vivre d'inoubliables aventures.
    Dans cette merveilleuse fable, Kenneth Grahame réaffirme le pouvoir de la nature face à l'industrialisation croissante de l'Angleterre édouardienne et fait l'éloge de la solidarité contre les comportements égoïstes. À la fois roman d'aventure, parodie de la société humaine et ode à la nature, Le Vent dans les saules est un immense classique de la littérature anglaise.Édition et traduction de Sophie Chiari.

  • "There's nothing--absolutely nothing--half so much worth doing as messing about in boats."

    Mole is a good-natured, home-loving mole, who has never gone anywhere. But one Spring he gets so sick of cleaning his home that he abandons everything and ventures out into the world. He soon meets a friendly rat, who shows him the Thames and introduces him to variety of whimsical characters.

    Like some of the best children's classics - `Alice in Wonderland', `Winnie the Pooh' and `Peter Pan' - `The Wind in the Willows' (1908) started as adult simply inventing stories to tell a child. In 1949 it inspired the Disney movie, `The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad'.


  • HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics.
    'There is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.'
    A timeless and celebrated children's classic, Grahame's The Wind in the Willows has delighted for nearly 100 years. In the idyllic English countryside, Mole, Badger, Rat and Toad encounter adventure at every turn - whether it's gipsy caravans, Rat's love for the river, or Toads passion for motorcars, the loveable friends and their escapades continue to delight children and adults alike.

  • This hardcover edition of the classic tale of THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS has been read and loved by children for generations. Start a new tradition of reading this timeless tale in your home today!
    -Fully illustrated in color, bringing each tale to life
    -Filled with humor, adventure and imagination for children of all ages
    -Great first-time reading for children as well as reading again for parents and grandparents
    -Beautiful story and unforgettable characters

  • "Ho! ho! I am the Toad, the motor-car snatcher, the prison-breaker, the Toad who always escapes!" Tired of spring cleaning, Mole ventures above ground into the warm sunshine, and happens upon his friend Ratty. Together they picnic on the sparkling, burbling river, brave the sinister Wild Wood in wintertime to visit the bad-tempered Badger, and take to the open road in a caravan with dear, silly old Toad. But when Toad's attention turns to motor cars, his reckless behaviour goes from bad to worse. Badger, Rat and Mole must save their friend from ruin, and Toad Hall from the clutches of the rascally Stoats and Weasels.BACKSTORY: Get outdoors and explore the natural world, and test your knowledge of The Wind in the Willows.

  • A level 3 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. Retold for Learners of English by Jennifer Bassett
    Down by the river bank, where the wind whispers through the willow trees, is a very pleasant place to have a lunch party with a few friends. But life is not always so peaceful for the Mole and the Water Rat. There is the time, for example, when Toad gets interested in motor-cars - goes mad about them in face . . .
    The story of the adventures of Mole, Rat, Badger, and Toad has been loved by young and old for over a hundred years.

  • The much-loved classic tales of Ratty, Mole, Badger and Toad. When Mole goes boating with Ratty instead of doing his spring-cleaning, he discovers a whole new world. As well as adventures on the river and in the Wild Wood, there are high jinks on the open road with that reckless ruffian, Mr Toad of Toad Hall. Ratty, Mole, Badger and Toad become the firmest of friends, but after Toad's latest escapade, can they join together and beat the wretched weasels once and for all?The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame is one of the twelve wonderful classic stories being relaunched in Puffin Classics in March 2008.

  • A level 3 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. This version includes an audio book: listen to the story as you read.
    Retold for Learners of English by Jennifer Bassett.
    Down by the river bank, where the wind whispers through the willow trees, is a very pleasant place to have a lunch party with a few friends. But life is not always so peaceful for the Mole and the Water Rat. There is the time, for example, when Toad gets interested in motor-cars - goes mad about them in face . . .
    The story of the adventures of Mole, Rat, Badger, and Toad has been loved by young and old for over a hundred years.

  • Mole and Rat have a pleasant life by the river, where they talk, boat and wile away the days. The wise and private Mr Badger lives sedately in the Wild Woods, content in his solitude. Then there's Mr Toad - wealthy, impulsive and utterly obsessed with motor cars, he's always getting into scrapes and can't survive without the help of his friends.One of the most celebrated works of classic literature for children, The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame remains a timeless tale of camaraderie, loyalty and bravery more than a hundred years after its first publication. With sixteen gorgeous colour illustrations by the celebrated Arthur Rackham, and an afterword by author David Stuart Davies.

  • Hear the beloved children's tale as read by B.J. Harrison. "The Wind in the Willows" follows the eventful adventures of four animals: Mole, Rat, Toad and Badger, as they navigate twists of friendship, dangers and changing surroundings. This 20th-century novel has become known and loved through countless adaptations on the screen and stage alike, including the animated Disney adaptation The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949) and the British film The Wind in the Willows (1996) starring Steve Coogan.

    B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.

    Kenneth Grahame (1859-1932) was a Scottish writer of children's stories loved by children and adults alike. He is perhaps best-known for his novel "The Wind in the Willows" from 1908, featuring memorable animal figures and the especially beloved Toad character. The story has inspired numerous adaptations, with film adaptations including the British film The Wind in the Willows (1996), featuring Steve Coogan. Part of the story was also adapted by author A.A. Milne for the play "Toad of Toad Hall" in 1929.

  • "Dream Days" is a whimsical collection of Kenneth Grahame's nostalgic childhood reminiscences and joyful children's stories. Told from the point of view of a boy and his siblings, this 1898 collection explores the blooming, magical imagination of childhood. Contains the popular story "The Reluctant Dragon", the basis for the famous 1941 Disney movie of the same name.

  • For young dreamers, nostalgic parents, and imaginative readers of all ages, this wonderful eBook collection not only contains five of the most beloved children’s books in the world but some of the most admired and enduring literature ever put to page. Each of these can be considered a “Household Book,” as A. A. Milne so affectionately described The Wind in the Willows--books that “everybody in the household loves, and quotes continually ever afterwards; [books which are] read aloud to every new guest.”
    THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS
    Kenneth Grahame
    Written by Kenneth Grahame as bedtime stories for his son, The Wind in the Willows continues to delight readers today. Basing his fanciful animal characters on human archetypes, Grahame imparts a gentle, playful wisdom in his timeless tales. Few readers will be able to resist an invitation to join the Wild Wooders at Toad Hall, enjoy a quick splash in the river with Rat and Badger, or take a swerving ride with Toad in a “borrowed” motor-car.
    ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND & THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS
    Lewis Carroll
    Conceived by a shy British don on a golden afternoon to entertain ten-year-old Alice Liddell and her sisters, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass have delighted generations of readers in more than eighty languages. “The clue to the enduring fascination and greatness of the Alice books,” writes A. S. Byatt in her Introduction, “lies in language. It is play, and word-play, and its endless intriguing puzzles continue to reveal themselves long after we have ceased to be children.”
    PETER PAN
    J. M. Barrie
    Set in London and and the magical Neverland, J. M. Barrie’s tale of a boy who refuses to grow up has delighted generations of readers. In this novel, which Barrie adapted from his 1904 play, Peter introduces Wendy, Michael, and John Darling to the fairy Tinker Bell and the lost boys. Together, they do battle with Captain Hook and his fierce band of pirates.
    THE THREE MUSKETEERS
    Alexandre Dumas
    First published in 1844, Alexandre Dumas’s swashbuckling epic chronicles the adventures of D’Artagnan, a gallant young nobleman who journeys to Paris in 1625 hoping to join the ranks of the musketeers guarding Louis XIII. He soon finds himself fighting alongside three heroic comrades--Athos, Porthos, and Aramis--who seek to uphold the honor of the king by foiling the wicked plots of Cardinal Richelieu and the beautiful spy “Milady.”

  • Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.'

    So says Rat to Mole, as he introduces him to the delights of the river and his friends Toad, the spirit of rebellion, and Badger, the spirit of England. But it is a world where the motor-car is about to wreck the gipsy caravan, the revolutionaries in the Wild Wood are threatening the social fabric, the god Pan is abroad, and the warm seductive whispers of the south are drifting into the English lanes.

    An international children's classic, The Wind in the Willows grew from the author's letters to his young son, yet it is concerned almost exclusively with adult themes: fear of radical changes in political, social, and economic power. Mole's acceptance into the conservative world of the River Bank, and Toad's wild attempts to escape from it, are narrated in virtuoso language ranging from lively parody to elaborate fin-de-siècle mysticism. A profoundly English
    fiction with a world following, it is a book for adults adopted by children, a timeless masterpiece, and a vital portrait of an age.
    ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

  • Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.'

    So says Rat to Mole, as he introduces him to the delights of the river and his friends Toad, the spirit of rebellion, and Badger, the spirit of England. But it is a world where the motor-car is about to wreck the gipsy caravan, the revolutionaries in the Wild Wood are threatening the social fabric, the god Pan is abroad, and the warm seductive whispers of the south are drifting into the English lanes.

    An international children's classic, The Wind in the Willows grew from the author's letters to his young son, yet it is concerned almost exclusively with adult themes: fear of radical changes in political, social, and economic power. Mole's acceptance into the conservative world of the River Bank, and Toad's wild attempts to escape from it, are narrated in virtuoso language ranging from lively parody to elaborate fin-de-siècle mysticism. A profoundly English
    fiction with a world following, it is a book for adults adopted by children, a timeless masterpiece, and a vital portrait of an age.
    ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

  • Here today, up and off to somewhere else tomorrow! Toad has always been a silly sort of fellow. But when his latest obsession with motor cars - the faster the better - threatens to lead him to disaster, it is up to Toad's good friends Mole, Ratty and Badger to get him under control. Can they save Toad from prison, and his home Toad Hall from the wicked Weasels and Stoats? Adventure abounds in this classic story of friendship.

  • The coveted and award-winning Penguin Threads series continues with three more enchanting, beautifully sewn covers by a talented visual artist
    With paper and pen or needle and thread, storytelling has many traditions. Penguin's award-winning art director Paul Buckley presents Penguin Threads, a series of Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions inspired by the aesthetic of handmade crafts with specially commissioned cover art. Jillian Tamaki's embroidered artwork appears on The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett, Emma by Jane Austen, and Black Beauty by Anna Sewell. This latest set features three beloved classics for both adults and children with cover art by painter and illustrator Rachell Sumpter.
    Sketched in a traditional illustrative manner, the final covers are sculpt embossed and present full front and reverse hand-stitched designs. Through story, style and texture, the Penguin Threads is an exciting chapter in Penguin's long history of excellence in book design, for true lovers of the book, design, and handcrafted beauty.
    Meek little Mole, willful Ratty, Badger the perennial bachelor, and petulant Toad. In the more than one hundred years since their first appearance in 1908, they've become emblematic archetypes of eccentricity, folly, and friendship. And their misadventures–in gypsy caravans, stolen sports cars, and their beloved Wild Wood- continue to capture readers' imaginations and warm their hearts long after they grow up. The Wind in the Willows is a timeless tale of animal cunning and human camaraderie.

  • Hailed as one of the most enduringly popular works of the twentieth century, The Wind in the Willows is a classic of magical fancy and enchanting wit. Penned in lyrical prose, the adventures and misadventures of the book's intrepid quartet of heroes-'Mole, Water Rat, Badger, and, of course, the incorrigible Toad-'raise fantasy to the level of myth. Reflecting the freshness of childhood wonder, the story still offers adults endless sophistication, substance, and depth. The animals' world embodies the author's wry, whimsical, and unfailingly inventive imagination. It is a world that succeeding generations of both adult and young readers have found irresistible. But why say more? To use the words of the estimable Mr. Toad himself: 'Travel, change, interest, excitement!...Come inside.'
    /> With an Introduction by Luanne Rice

  • Anglais Wind in the Willows

    Grahame Kenneth


    When Mole goes for a walk one spring day, he meets the friendly Ratty
    at the riverside who invites Mole to join him on his river-boat.
    The two become firm friends and regularly go boating together,
    one day ending up at the impressive Toad Hall. They decide to
    say hello to Toad Hall's owner, the extremely wealthy and fickle
    Mr Toad who has since developed an unhealthy passion for motor cars.
    As Mr Toad continues to waste huge amounts of money on motor
    cars and regularly injures himself in car crashes; Mole, Ratty and
    their new friend Badger decide to put Toad under house arrest to
    prevent him from being a danger to himself. Unfortunately, the
    devious Toad escapes and recklessly drives away from Toad Hall in
    one of his new cars. He is then arrested and it is up to Mole, Ratty
    and Badger to look after Toad Hall and safeguard it from the
    weasels, stoats and ferrets until Toad comes back.

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