Wind in the Willows (Edited Classic)
Called out by the magic of warm spring sunshine, the shy, timid Mole has left his underground home and become friends with the adventurous Water Rat. Together the two companions explore Rat's beloved river, brave the terrors of the Wild Wood, and--most difficult of all--try to rescue foolish Mr. Toad from the constant stream of troubles invited by his reckless, bragging ways.
Since its publication in 1908, The Wind in the Willows has been a classic of high-spirited adventure, beloved by adults and children alike.
Townsend Library classics have been edited to make them more accessible to today’s readers. But the books have not been “abridged” in the sense of shortening them by sacrificing story development, character richness, and the author’s voice. In our experience, abridged books result from a simplistic removal of large chunks of material or a formulaic “translation” that robs a book of its distinctive flavor. By contrast, as we produce a Townsend Library title, we seek to edit the material carefully and respectfully in order to preserve the qualities that have made the book a classic.
TL editors approach every book entirely on its own merits, guided constantly by these questions:
• “What will get in the way of a reader’s enjoyment of this wonderful story?”
• “How can the story be made more readable while preserving the integrity of the original book?”
|Lexile ® Measure
|Ages 7 to 9, Ages 10 to 12