|aThe wind in the willows / |cby Kenneth Grahame ; illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard
|a1st Aladdin Paperbacks ed.
|aNew York : |bAladdin Paperbacks, |cc1989
|a259 p. : |bill., map ; |c20 cm.
|aThe escapades of four animal friends who live along a river in the English countryside--Toad, Mole, Rat, and Badger. Since its beginnings as a series of stories told to Kenneth Grahame's young son, The Wind in the Willows has 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. Readers of McPhee's earlier books will not be unprepared for his surprising shifts of scene and ordering of events, brilliantly combined into an organic whole. In the course of this volume we are made acquainted with the lore and techniques of placer mining, the habits and legends of the barren-ground grizzly, the outlook of a young Athapaskan chief, and tales of the fortitude of settlers-ordinary people compelled by extraordinary dreams. Coming into the Country unites a vast region of America with one of America's notable literary craftsmen, singularly qualified to do justice to the scale and grandeur of the design
|aShepard, Ernest H.|qErnest Howard|d1879-1976|eill