The Willows in Winter

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For now, in an act of homage and celebration, William Horwood has brought to life once more the four most-loved characters in English literature: the loyal Mole, the resourceful Water Rat, the stern but wise Badger, and, of course, the exasperating, irresistible Toad. The result is an enchanting, unforgettable new novel, enlivened by delightful illustrations, in which William Horwood has recaptured all the joy, magic, and good humor of Grahame's great work - and Toad is still as...

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Overview

For now, in an act of homage and celebration, William Horwood has brought to life once more the four most-loved characters in English literature: the loyal Mole, the resourceful Water Rat, the stern but wise Badger, and, of course, the exasperating, irresistible Toad. The result is an enchanting, unforgettable new novel, enlivened by delightful illustrations, in which William Horwood has recaptured all the joy, magic, and good humor of Grahame's great work - and Toad is still as exasperatingly lovable as he ever was.

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

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"The old characters pop back to life as you begin reading."--The New York Times

"Faithful to the original...Festive...A winsome winner."--The Chicago Tribune

"The Willows in Winter transports us back to that familiar rivery world almost as authoritatively-- and entertainingly-- as a sequel by Grahame himself."--Atlanta Journal Constitution

"Patrick Benson's cross-hatched illustrations seem to have been lovingly guided by the hand of Ernest Shepard, whose 1931 drawings of The Wind in the Willows continue to transport young readers to meadow, riverbank, and wildwood."--Cleveland Plain Dealer

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312148256
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/1996
  • Series: Tales of the Willows Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 694,165
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 1360L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author

William Horwood is the author of the critically acclaimed Duncton trilogies. He lives outside of Oxford.
 
Patrick Benson studied at the Chelsea Art School and St. Martin's School of Art. He also lives in England.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2007

    Great Book

    I loved The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame, so when I found out that William Horwood had written to a sequal too it, I was thrilled. There is not much difference between Horwood's writing and Grahame's writing, so for most of the time, I thought they were all by the same author. I loved this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2000

    This one, though, was definitely worthy!

    I feel quite compelled to write a review on this, since I wrote on 'The Willows & Beyond' in a negative tone. This one is DEFINITELY worthy of the original; and in the truest spirit of Graham. As much as I was disappointed in The Willows & Beyond, and as much as I detest sequels by artists other than the originals, I highly recommend Willows in Winter.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2000

    Willows Forever

    Dear, dear. I find myself once more being the only contributour and the book has been out for years. This story was Horwood's first in the series, but surely one of his overall best. This fine tale starts were so many readers left off in the early 1900's, with the first adventure of Mole and all of his comrads. It perfectly blended with the orginal and inspired me deeply. Overall, it was a perfect read on a winter night.

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    Posted October 30, 2008

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