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The Wind in the Willows (Papercutz Classics Illustrated Series)
     

The Wind in the Willows (Papercutz Classics Illustrated Series)

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by Michel Plessix (Adapted by), Kenneth Grahame
 

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Michel Plessix’s lush adaptation of The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame launches the Deluxe line within the long-running Classics Illustrated series, presenting full-length adaptations, true and respectful to the originals. The artwork is in aquarelle, with thin, precise, detailed lines. Plessix breathes life into Mole, Rat, and Toad (of Toad Hall) as

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Michel Plessix’s lush adaptation of The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame launches the Deluxe line within the long-running Classics Illustrated series, presenting full-length adaptations, true and respectful to the originals. The artwork is in aquarelle, with thin, precise, detailed lines. Plessix breathes life into Mole, Rat, and Toad (of Toad Hall) as they picnic on the riverbank, indulge in Toad's latest fad, and get lost in Wild Wood. The pacing is masterful — each panel lingers just long enough to make you appreciate the simple pleasures of life as the original novel.

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Originally published in France in 1996, this edition collects the four corresponding English-language volumes that were first issued between 1997 and 2002 by NBM. Plessix's style has been called "detailed impressionism," and the limpid watercolors of his lavish adaptation give that "Somewhere Else" quality to the classic story-2008 is the 100th anniversary of Graham's novel. So many adaptations have so little space to work in that they seem more like CliffsNotes versions. But Plessix has truly adapted the tale with most of the narrative details intact-and a few new twists at the end. And while the anthropomorphic animal characters have a cute, cartoony quality, the overall effect of a timeless, golden world is not thereby disrupted; all the looniness and love of nature from the original come through beautifully. Somehow the world of Mole and his friends suggests an animal Hobbiton in a Ring-less alternative universe, where talking animals and humans coexist amid a gloriously bucolic world of water, woods, and fields based on preindustrial rural England. Unfortunately, the pages are a little too small to showcase the details of Plessix's lush art as it deserves. For all ages.
—Martha Cornog

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781597070966
Publisher:
Papercutz
Publication date:
01/22/2008
Series:
Classics Illustrated Deluxe Graphic Nove Series , #1
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.95(w) x 7.32(h) x 0.47(d)
Age Range:
8 - 14 Years

Meet the Author

Kenneth Grahame (March 8, 1859 – July 6, 1932) was a British writer, most famous for The Wind in the Willows (1908), one of the classics of children's literature. He also wrote The Reluctant Dragon, which was much later adapted into a Disney movie.

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The Wind in the Willows: The Wild Wood, Volume 1 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
manirul01 More than 1 year ago
Lovely...! beautiful.....!.... Just enjoy it.....!