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)
$33.96
Classic Tale of the Wind in the Willows
by Kenneth Grahame, retold by G. C. Barrett and illustrated by Don Daily
abridged edition from Courage Books
for Kindergarten-2nd grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
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)
$10.20 (1 in stock)
Dream Days
by Kenneth Grahame, illustrated by Maxfield Parrish
from SeaWolf Press
for 3rd-6th grade
in Seawolf Illustrated Classics (Location: FIC-SW)
$5.91
Golden Age
by Kenneth Grahame, illustrated by Maxfield Parrish
from SeaWolf Press
for 6th-9th grade
in Seawolf Illustrated Classics (Location: FIC-SW)
Golden Age
by Kenneth Grahame
from Wordsworth Classics
for 6th-9th grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: FIC-REA)
$3.40 (1 in stock)
Golden Age
by Kenneth Grahame
from Dover Publications
for 6th-9th grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: FIC-REA)
$7.61
Reluctant Dragon
by Kenneth Grahame
from Holiday House
for 1st-4th grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
$3.83 (1 in stock)
Reluctant Dragon
by Kenneth Grahame
from Holiday House
for 1st-4th grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
$12.74
Reluctant Dragon
by Kenneth Grahame
from Holiday House
for 1st-4th grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
$5.94
Wind in the Willows
by Kenneth Grahame, illustrated by Patrick Benson
from St. Martin's Press
for 4th-9th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
Wind in the Willows
Illustrated Junior Library Series 1
by Kenneth Grahame, illustrated by Dick Cuffari
from Grosset & Dunlap
Humorous Animal Fantasy for 4th-8th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
Wind in the Willows
by Kenneth Grahame, illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard
from Charles Scribner's Sons
Humorous Animal Fantasy for 4th-8th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
Wind in the Willows
Heritage Illustrated Library
by Kenneth Grahame, illustrated by Arthur Rackham
from Heritage Press
for 4th-8th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
Wind in the Willows
by Kenneth Grahame, illustrated by Arthur Rackham
from Heritage Press
for 4th-8th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
Wind in the Willows
by Kenneth Grahame, illustrated by Peter Barrett
from Golden Books
Humorous Animal Fantasy for 4th-8th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
Wind in the Willows
by Kenneth Grahame, illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard
75th Anniversary Edition from Atheneum
for 4th-8th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
$10.20 (2 in stock)
Wind in the Willows
Sterling Classics
by Kenneth Grahame, illustrated by Scott McKowen
Unabridged from Sterling Publishing Co.
Humorous Animal Fantasy for 4th-8th grade
in Sterling Classics (Location: FIC-STE)
Wind in the Willows
Everyman's Library Children's Classics
by Kenneth Grahame, illustrated by Arthur Rackham
from Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
Historical Fiction for 4th-8th grade
in Everyman's Library (Location: FIC-EVERY)
$16.11
Wind in the Willows
Companion Library
by Kenneth Grahame, illustrated by Roberta Carter Clark
from Grosset & Dunlap
Humorous Animal Fantasy for 10th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: LIT6-19)
Wind in the Willows
Puffin Classics
by Kenneth Grahame
from Puffin Books
Humorous Animal Fantasy for 4th-8th grade
in Puffin Classics (Location: FIC-PUF)
$6.99
Wind in the Willows
by Kenneth Grahame, illustrated by Paul Bransom
from SeaWolf Press
Historical Fiction for 4th-8th grade
in Seawolf Illustrated Classics (Location: FIC-SW)
$7.61
Wind in the Willows
Illustrated Junior Library Series 4
by Kenneth Grahame, illustrated by Dick Cuffari
from Grosset & Dunlap
Animal Fantasy for 4th-8th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
Wind in the Willows
Calla Editions
by Kenneth Grahame, illustrated by Justin Todd
from Dover Publications
for 3rd-7th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
Wind in the Willows
Children's Classics
by Kenneth Grahame, illustrated by Paul Bransom
from Longmeadow Press
Historical Fiction for 4th-8th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
$7.65 (1 in stock)
Wind in the Willows
by Kenneth Grahame, illustrated by Anna Leplar
from Parragon Publishing
Animal Fantasy for 4th-8th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
$5.10 (1 in stock)
Wind in the Willows
by Kenneth Grahame, abridged and illustrated by Inga Moore
from Candlewick Press
for 4th-9th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
Wind in the Willows
Illustrated Junior Library Series 2
by Kenneth Grahame, illustrated by Dick Cuffari
from Grosset & Dunlap
Humorous Animal Fantasy for 4th-8th grade
in Illustrated Junior Library (Location: VIN-IJL)
Wind in the Willows
by Kenneth Grahame, illustrated by John Worsley
from Lemon Tree Press
Humorous Animal Fantasy for 4th-8th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
Wind in the Willows
by Kenneth Grahame, illustrated by Tasha Tudor
from Collins
Humorous Animal Fantasy for 4th-8th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
Wind in the Willows
by Kenneth Grahame, illustrated by John Worsley
from Gallery Books
Humorous Animal Fantasy for 4th-8th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
Wind in the Willows
by Kenneth Grahame, illustrated by Robert Ingpen
from Sterling Publishing Co.
Humorous Animal Fantasy for 4th-8th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
Wind in the Willows
Illustrated Junior Library Series 3
by Kenneth Grahame, illustrated by Dick Cuffari
from Grosset & Dunlap
Animal Fantasy for 4th-8th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
Wind in the Willows
by Kenneth Grahame, illustrated by David Stone
from Golden Press
Humorous Animal Fantasy for 4th-8th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
Wind in the Willows
by Kenneth Grahame, illustrated by Michael Hague
from Holt, Rinehart and Winston
Humorous Animal Fantasy for 4th-8th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
$10.63 (2 in stock)
Wind in the Willows
Children's Classics
by Kenneth Grahame, illustrated by Paul Bransom
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, illustrated by Dick Cuffari
from Grosset & Dunlap
Humorous Animal Fantasy for 4th-8th grade
in Illustrated Junior Library (Location: VIN-IJL)
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)
$10.16
Wind in the Willows - MP Student Guide (old)
by Leigh Lowe
from Memoria Press
for 8th grade
in Memoria Press Literature & Poetry (Location: LITSG-MP)
$10.16 $6.80 (1 in stock)
Wind in the Willows - MP Teacher Guide
by Cheryl Lowe
Second Edition from Memoria Press
for 8th grade
in Memoria Press Literature & Poetry (Location: LITSG-MP)
$11.01
Wind in the Willows / Tanglewood Tales
by Kenneth Grahame, Nathaniel Hawthorne
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 3rd-6th grade
in Companion Library (Location: VIN-COL)