No sight makes a man tremble more than seeing Mr. Toad behind the wheel of a car...
On a fine summer day, Mole is busy spring cleaning his underground home. When he decides he's had enough of cleaning, Mole ventures towards a place he has never seen before - the river. There he meets Ratty, who takes Mole for a ride in his rowing boat. The two of them become close friends, and spend their time enjoying lazy days by the river. But then they make the mistake of visiting Mr. Toad.
Toad is rich, exuberant, but also reckless. When he purchases his very first automobile, Toad, Ratty and Mole are plunged into a dangerous adventure involving theft, a prison break, and the famous siege of Toad Hall.
Since its first publication in 1908, Kenneth Grahame's story has amused millions of readers, both children and adults. Now with cutting edge visuals and a faithful conversion to a new format, Campfire brings you the definitive version of an all-time classic.
About the Author
Kenneth Grahame was born in 1859 in Edinburgh, Scotland. After the death of his parents, Grahame was sent to live with his grandmother in Berkshire, England. It was her house and garden on the bank of the river Thames that would inspire his most well known work, The Wind in the Willows. As money was lacking in his family, his family encouraged him to pursue a career with the bank of England. During his banking career, he began to develop his love of literature and contributed articles to publications such as the St. James Gazette. He also published collections of his sketches, stories and essays.
Praise for The Wind in the Willows: The Graphic Novel…
"I highly recommend Campfire’s comics. They do what they are intended to do and do it in a way that excites kids about classic literature."
— Chris Wilson, The Graphic Classroom (a resource for teachers and librarians)