Article Title

The Wind in the Willows


Olivia Noli


Outstanding, Primary, Intermediate, Kenneth Grahame, Nancy Barnhart, Mr. Toad

Document Type

Book Review


The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame is a classic. The story begins with Mole, fed up with his life in his hole, he decides leaves on holiday and soon meets Water Rat. But what started out as a vacation becomes Mole's new life. Mole, Rat, Badger, and the infamous Mr. Toad all live near the river. The first three friends live a peaceful life while Mr. Toad lives rather chaotically. As each chapter focuses on a different window of their lives, the story progresses through nearly a year and a half, closely following Mr. Toad's obsession with motor cars, his arrest, imprisonment, and escape.