Kenneth Grahame

Kenneth Grahame

Kenneth Grahame (1859-1932) was born in Edinburgh, but he spent most of his childhood with relatives in Berkshire as his mother had died and his father, unable to cope with the children, had gone to live in France. This time in Berkshire gave Kenneth an abiding love of the countryside, especially the upper part of the River Thames.

Grahame's first book was about paganism, a belief quite fashionable with certain writers at the end of the nineteenth century. However, success in writing came in the 1890s with books about children. He wrote for children because he saw them as 'the only really living people'. As well as writing, he worked for the Bank of England and was one of their youngest secretaries. He retired early—in 1907—and shortly afterward, in 1908, The Wind in the Willows, was published. This book offers an image of an idealized society and is full of characters are recognizable as some of the types of people we commonly meet in our lives.

Grahame's son, Alastair, nick-named Mouse, was the original audience for the stories that later became The Wind in the Willows. After Alastair's untimely death when still a student at Oxford, Kenneth Grahame became a bit of a recluse and lived quietly by the Thames until he died in 1932.

The Wind in the Willows has never been out of print and is perhaps one of the best-loved children's titles in English literature. Grahame's wonderful imagination and quiet humor continue to touch children today.

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Annotated Wind in the Willows
by Kenneth Grahame
from W. W. Norton and Co.
Fantasy for 4th-8th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
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Dream Days
by Kenneth Grahame
from Akadine Press
for 3rd-6th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
Dream Days
by Kenneth Grahame
from Ten Speed Press
for 3rd-6th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
Golden Age
by Kenneth Grahame
from Dover Publications
for 6th-9th grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: FIC-REA)
$7.61
Golden Age
by Kenneth Grahame
from Wordsworth Classics
for 6th-9th grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: FIC-REA)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
Reluctant Dragon
by Kenneth Grahame
for 1st-4th grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
$5.00 (1 in stock)
Reluctant Dragon
by Kenneth Grahame
from Holiday House
for 1st-4th grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
$5.91
Reluctant Dragon
by Kenneth Grahame
from Holiday House
for 1st-4th grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
$4.50 (1 in stock)
Reluctant Dragon
by Kenneth Grahame
from Holiday House
for 1st-4th grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
$12.74
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Everyman's Library Children's Classics
by Kenneth Grahame
from Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
Historical Fiction for 4th-8th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
$16.11
Wind in the Willows
Puffin Classics
by Kenneth Grahame
from Puffin Books
Humorous Animal Fantasy for 4th-8th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
$5.09
Wind in the Willows
Sterling Classics
by Kenneth Grahame & Scott McKowen
Unabridged from Sterling Publishing Co.
Humorous Animal Fantasy for 4th-8th grade
in Sterling Classics (Location: FIC-STE)
$9.95
Wind in the Willows
Heritage Illustrated Library
by Kenneth Grahame
from Heritage Press
for 4th-8th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
Wind in the Willows
Illustrated Junior Library Series 1
by Kenneth Grahame
from Grosset & Dunlap
Humorous Animal Fantasy for 4th-8th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
Wind in the Willows
Illustrated Junior Library Series 4
by Kenneth Grahame
from Grosset & Dunlap
Animal Fantasy for 4th-8th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
Wind in the Willows
Children's Classics
by Kenneth Grahame
from Dilithium Press, Ltd.
Historical Fiction for 4th-8th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
Wind in the Willows
Illustrated Junior Library Series 2
by Kenneth Grahame
from Grosset & Dunlap
Humorous Animal Fantasy for 4th-8th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
Wind in the Willows
Puffin Classics
by Kenneth Grahame
from Collins
Humorous Animal Fantasy for 4th-8th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
$12.00 (1 in stock)
Wind in the Willows
Puffin Classics
by Kenneth Grahame
from Gallery Books
Humorous Animal Fantasy for 4th-8th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
$12.00 (1 in stock)
Wind in the Willows - Memoria Press Literature Set
from Memoria Press
for 8th grade
in Memoria Press Literature & Poetry (Location: LITSG-MP)
Wind in the Willows - MP Student Guide
by Leigh Lowe
from Memoria Press
for 8th grade
in Memoria Press Literature & Poetry (Location: LITSG-MP)
$11.95
Wind in the Willows - MP Teacher Guide
by Cheryl Lowe
from Memoria Press
for 8th grade
in Memoria Press Literature & Poetry (Location: LITSG-MP)
$12.95