The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

(Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

Illustrator: Rachell Sumpter
Foreword by: Gregory Maguire

Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780143106647
  • 176 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • 18 and up


One of the most celebrated works of classic literature for children, The Wind in the Willows follows Mole, Rat, Toad and Badger from one adventure to the next – in gipsy caravans, stolen sports cars, to prison and back to the Wild Wood. A story of animal cunning and human camaraderie, this remains a timeless tale nearly 100 years after its publication. Bringing together traditional handicraft with cutting-edge book design, the Penguin Threads series has already created a huge buzz among the art and book-collecting communities. This latest set features cover art by painter and illustrator Rachell Sumpter, who brings a unique, whimsical sensibility to the Threads. With vivid colours and ambitiously intricate details, these additions to our innovative series commissioned by award-winning creative director Paul Buckley are rich works of art to be cherished and shared.
The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Kenneth Grahame, Illustrator: Rachell Sumpter, Foreword by: Gregory Maguire


“It is what I call a Household Book . . . a book which everybody in the household loves, and quotes continually ever afterwards; a book which is read aloud to every new guest.”
–A. A. Milne


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