Outstanding, Primary, Intermediate, Kenneth Grahame, Nancy Barnhart, Mr. Toad
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.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
"The Wind in the Willows,"
Children's Book and Media Review: Vol. 38:
11, Article 41.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cbmr/vol38/iss11/41