FREE MOBI í DOC The Wind in the Willows 9780517223611

Kenneth Grahame Ø The Wind in the Willows BOOK

FREE MOBI í DOC The Wind in the Willows 9780517223611 Õ There is nothing half so much worth doing as simply messing around in boatsWhen Mole flees his little underground home he discovers new friends and adventures with Raj Toad and BadgerThis much loved story has been carefully retold for young children to enjoy With beautifYoung children to enjoy With beautiful illustrations throughout it provides the perfect introduction to a classic ta A genuinely refreshing little romp through tunnels pastures Zen is something that's somehow very surprisingly reached This is the ultimate impression the reader is left with Outstanding engaging and fun than Aesop's menagerie it moralizes vaguely on fidelity the value of friendships associations The final sentence even addresses finally the main target audience the 'lil tykes and treasured ones; and even sustains with the theory that looks may be deceiving the Badger is ultimately not the savage beast you may've erroneously predictedSure it is rife with discrepancies a world where humans speak animal animals speak human The aid of humans is I will admit KAhYYute There is wisdom in this far surpassing anything in Disney's imaginarium The animals begin to hear a single string a musical undertone this drives their natures and certainly seals their fates Which are you? Adventurous Toad? Impressionable Mole? Generous Badger? otter? fox? washer woman? little girl remember womenfolk don't enter the tale until half way the story? or do you simply presume to know it all omnipresent and wise as the wind?okay so obviously the Disney version DOES exist although did the ride outright disappear from the Anaheim theme park? I'm not stupid But really the book is a longer journey in the literary tradition of Thoreau and not instantaneous and vapid and bumpy like the ride But DID YOU KNOW?? You CAN read Kenneth Grahame's entire novel waiting in line for Mr Toad's Wild Ride If it still exists

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There is nothing half so much worth doing as simply messing around in boatsWhen Mole flees his little underground hom Trying to review The Wind in the Willows is a strange undertaking In the introduction to my copy A A Milne wroteOne can argue over the merits of most books one does not argue about The Wind in the Willows The young man gives it to the girl with whom he is in love and if she does not like it he asks her to return his letters The old man tries it on his nephew and alters his will accordingly When you sit down to read it don't be so ridiculous as to suppose you are sitting in judgment on my taste or on the art of Kenneth Grahame You are merely sitting in judgment on yourself You may be worthy; I don't know But it is you who are on trialMilne's comments may seem overly grave especially to those familiar with Grahame's lighthearted whimsical occasionally mystical story of Mole and Water Rat's genteel life on the bank of the River and the adventures of the incorrigible and ridiculous and highly entertaining Mr Toad wanton son of worthier sires but look here if you love the story you are clearly on the side of the Hobbits indeed if you want to know what life in the Shire is like I can't think of a better book to refer you to; and if you dislike it you may be an Orc at heart seducable like Toad away from uiet contemplative enjoyment of this sometimes slow book by the flash and boom of technological gimmickry You might be the kind of person who prefers to run on an electric treadmill or rubber sports track than hike a nature trailAnd if you are I hope you have friends as stubbornly loyal as Mole Water Rat and Badger who will stick by you in spite of yourself until you come around

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The Wind in the WillowsE he discovers new friends and adventures with Raj Toad and BadgerThis much loved story has been carefully retold for I feel like I have been in a bit of a reading slump lately It is not that I am reading a whole lot less I am just not REALLY enjoying the time that I am reading It might be that the whole family is in back to school mode so schedules have changed Or maybe just the general ups and downs of life will occasionally put me in a “low interest in reading” category All of this just to say that The Wind in The Willows is another victim of my “reading is meh” stateWhen I first started this I tried to read it to my kids every night I figured since it was written for a younger crowd and I found it in the kid’s books section at the library it might be perfect for them I recently read The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe to them and they loved it So this would be the next best step right? Nope they were not interested at all We sat down for about 10 nights straight trying to read this and they uickly lost interest loudly exclaiming “I’m bored” after a few pages Around 40 or 50 pages in I finally gave upThen I went on to reading it on my own Maybe my experience was tainted by my disgruntled children but I was not getting much excited about it than they did Every time I read it I had to force myself to refocus as my mind was wandering Now this is not a complicated book so the fact that I was losing touch with the content was definitely a red flag And I think another thing about it that was frustrating was that most of the book is really long run on sentences with lots of commas You might think that doesn’t make a difference but it is uite taxing on the brain when sentence after sentence goes on and on without a break I kept wanted to yell “yes yes I get it You can stop now”For many this is a classic If it was released now I am not sure if it would be met with the same excitement The story is kind of silly which is okay as it is for kids But since it didn’t keep my kids interested it must not be the right kind of silly I need to look into the background of this story as I am sure that the anthropomorphic woodland creatures interacting with humans in a normal fashion must be an allegory for something Or maybe it all doesn’t mean anything Either way I am glad it is finally done and on the bright side of things I can check another classic off the list