‘Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.‘
When the Mole leaves his spring-cleaning and heads up into the open air, he embarks on a series of exhilarating adventures with his new friends: the laid-back Ratty, the gruff yet kindly Badger and the self-satisfied, irrepressible Mr. Toad. The impulsive Toad leads the friends from one escapade to the next – from upturned gypsy caravans to stolen motorcars, a daring prison escape and, finally, to a heroic confrontation with the sinister inhabitants of the Wild Wood.
This timeless tale has never been out of print and is one of the best-loved children’s titles in English literature. Kenneth Grahame’s wonderful imagination and quiet humour continue to charm children and adults alike.
A beautiful gift edition, abridged for younger readers.