The wind in the willows

A book that we all greatly loved and admired and read aloud or alone, over and over and over: Short stories[ edit ] In addition to the main narrative, the book contains several independent short stories featuring Rat and Mole. It was not issued with the Rackham illustrations in the UK until In this play one emotion only is allowed to creep in: Pursued by police, he runs accidentally into a river, which carries him by sheer chance to the house of Rat.

He gets bored with each of these in turn, and drops them. His motoring craze eventually sees him imprisoned for theft, dangerous driving, and gross impertinence to the police. A gruff but benevolent soul, Badger embodies the "wise hermit" figure. This book is, in a way, two separate books put into one.

In winter, Rat and Mole are extremely worried and they decide to call on Badger to see if he has any suggestions; if there's anyone Toad will listen to, it is Badger.

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Badger then arrives and announces that he knows of a secret tunnel into Toad Hall through which the enemies may be attacked. Toad is rich, jovial, friendly and kind-hearted, but aimless and conceited; he regularly becomes obsessed with current fads, only to abandon them abruptly.

When the field mice tells Rat and Mole that Toad has been arrested, they become consumed with guilt for their friend. The extrovert Otter is tough and self-sufficient. They put Toad under house arrestwith themselves as the guards, until Toad changes his mind.

They have been translated into English by Cinebook Ltd. Some Caroling field mice turn up and after they have finish their song, Rat and Mole invite them inside for a Christmas feast, but they don't have very good news to share.

Though nothing can be done at the moment it being winterthey resolve that when the time is right they will make a plan to protect Toad from himself; they are, after all, his friends, and are worried about his well-being.

He manages to board a railway engine manned by a sympathetic driver, which is then pursued by a special train loaded with policemen, detectives and prison warders.

Intheir father tried to overcome his drinking problem and took the children back to live with him in ArgyllScotland, but after a year they returned to their grandmother's house in Cranbourne, where Kenneth lived until he entered St Edward's School, Oxford in After Rat finds Mole, they literally stumble across Badger's house Mole hurts his foot on Badger's door scraper buried in the snow and knocks on the door.

A friend of Ratty with a stereotypical " Cockney costermonger " character. The most popular illustrations are probably by E. Toad stops a motorist "Reggie" Jonathan Cecil who consistently mistakes him for a frog and his wife "Rosemary," Una Stubbs tricks them and steals their car, and shouts insults at a policeman who came to report them of the incidentcalling him a "Fat face!

He flees his underground home, emerging to take in the air and ends up at the river, which he has never seen before. Toad jumps from the train and, still disguised as a washerwoman, comes across a horse-drawn barge.

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During the end credits, the river bankers are pulling Toad out of the river.I chose Wind in the Willows as my venue, and it was the best choice ever. The price may be too pricey for some with a limited budget (me being one), but it's really worth it.

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We got the venue from Thursday to 5/5(6). The Wind in the Willows is a very sweet, quaint and cozy collection of stories about animals who are kind of like humans. They have their little gentleman's society which functions pretty much as the English equivalent at the turn of the century/5.

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The Wind in the Willows was originally published as plain text, with no illustrations except for a frontispiece by Graham Robertson, but many illustrated, comic and annotated versions of the story have been published subsequently over the years.4/5.

The Wind in the Willows is a British stop motion animated film produced by Cosgrove Hall Films for Thames Television and aired on the ITV network. The film is based on Kenneth Grahame's classic story The Wind in the Willows.

It won a BAFTA award and an international Emmy award. Dec 27,  · Badger, Rat and Mole are trying to save Toad Hall and its owner, their rich irresponsible airhead playboy friend Toad, from himself, as well as financial ruin, the court and a gang of conspiratorial weasels who have their eye on the place /10(K).

May 13,  · Rat, Mole and Badger try to curb Mr. Toad's wild ways before he ruins himself and the other animals of the forest.

This was produced by Burbank Animation in.

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