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A level 3 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. Retold for Learners of English by Jennifer Bassett
Down by the river bank, where the wind whispers through the willow trees, is a very pleasant place to have a lunch party with a few friends. But life is not always so peaceful for the Mole and the Water Rat. There is the time, for example, when Toad gets interested in motor-cars - goes mad about them in face . . .
The story of the adventures of Mole, Rat, Badger, and Toad has been loved by young and old for over a hundred years.
The Modern Library Collection Children's Classics 5-Book Bundle: The Wind in the Willows, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, Peter Pan, The Three Musketeers
THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS
Written by Kenneth Grahame as bedtime stories for his son, The Wind in the Willows continues to delight readers today. Basing his fanciful animal characters on human archetypes, Grahame imparts a gentle, playful wisdom in his timeless tales. Few readers will be able to resist an invitation to join the Wild Wooders at Toad Hall, enjoy a quick splash in the river with Rat and Badger, or take a swerving ride with Toad in a “borrowed” motor-car.
ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND & THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS
Conceived by a shy British don on a golden afternoon to entertain ten-year-old Alice Liddell and her sisters, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass have delighted generations of readers in more than eighty languages. “The clue to the enduring fascination and greatness of the Alice books,” writes A. S. Byatt in her Introduction, “lies in language. It is play, and word-play, and its endless intriguing puzzles continue to reveal themselves long after we have ceased to be children.”
J. M. Barrie
Set in London and and the magical Neverland, J. M. Barrie’s tale of a boy who refuses to grow up has delighted generations of readers. In this novel, which Barrie adapted from his 1904 play, Peter introduces Wendy, Michael, and John Darling to the fairy Tinker Bell and the lost boys. Together, they do battle with Captain Hook and his fierce band of pirates.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS
First published in 1844, Alexandre Dumas’s swashbuckling epic chronicles the adventures of D’Artagnan, a gallant young nobleman who journeys to Paris in 1625 hoping to join the ranks of the musketeers guarding Louis XIII. He soon finds himself fighting alongside three heroic comrades—Athos, Porthos, and Aramis—who seek to uphold the honor of the king by foiling the wicked plots of Cardinal Richelieu and the beautiful spy “Milady.”
Mole lives alone deep underground until one fine day he dares to go up. He is shy and afraid of water, but he soon meets a friendly Water Rat who composes a poem as the story progresses. Will Mole run away or face his fears?
This reader is the perfect introduction to Kenneth Grahame's classic The Wind in the Willows, with illustrations by Michael Hague.
This amazing novel focuses on four anthropomorphised animals in a pastoral version of England. The novel is notable for its mixture of mysticism, adventure, morality, and camaraderie and celebrated for its evocation of the nature of the Thames.
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‘There is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.’
A timeless and celebrated children’s classic, Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows has delighted for nearly 100 years. In the idyllic English countryside, Mole, Badger, Rat and Toad encounter adventure at every turn – whether it’s gipsy caravans, Rat’s love for the river, or Toads passion for motorcars, the loveable friends and their escapades continue to delight children and adults alike.
SYMPATHY FOR DRAGONS, by John Gregory Betancourt
THE FOUR CLEVER BROTHERS, by The Brothers Grimm
THE FIFTY-FIRST DRAGON, by Heywood Broun
THE SLAYING OF THE MONSTER, by R. H. Barlow and H. P. Lovecraft
THE KING OF THE FISHES, by Joseph Jacobs
THE STUDENT WHO WAS FORCIBLY MADE KING, by Anonymous
OF MICE & DRAGONS, by Gary Lovisi
THE DRAGON OF THE NORTH, by Andrew Lang
THE RELUCTANT DRAGON, by Kenneth Grahame
JOHN THE TRUE, by Joseph Jacobs
VERNAN'S DRAGON, by John Gregory Betancourt
HOW THE DRAGON WAS TRICKED, by J. G. von Hahn
LILY AND THE LION, by the Brothers Grimm
LILY AND THE DRAGON, by Michael Kurland
THE PRINCE AND THE DRAGON, by Andrew Lang
WHY THE RED DRAGON IS THE EMBLEM OF WALES, by W. Jenkyn Thomas
JABBERWOCKY, by Lewis Carroll
THE DRAGON'S TEETH, by Nathaniel Hawthorne
THE DRAGON OF WANTLEY, by Henry Carey
THE LAST OF THE DRAGONS, by E. Nesbit
THE DRAGON OF LA TRINITA, by Mary Lovett Cameron
THE LITTLE BULL-CALF, by Andrew Lang
RICH PETER THE PEDLAR, by George Webbe Dasent
THE TWO BROTHERS, by The Brothers Grimm
THE MANDELBROT DRAGON, by Mary A. Turzillo
THE TALE OF BEOWULF, by Anonymous (translated by William Morris)
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13 outstanding gems from the 1880's and 1890's:
The Lady Or The Tiger? by Frank Stockton
An Egyptian Cigarette by Kate Chopin
The Bohemian Girl by Henry Harland
The House of Shame by H. B. Marriott Watson
Wladislaw's Advent by Menie Muriel Dowie
A Westmorland Village by W. W. Russell
Theodora A Fragment by Victoria Cross
A Falling Out by Kenneth Grahame
A Thief in the Night by Marion Hepworth Dixon
The End of an Episode by Evelyn Sharp
The Death of the Lion by Henry James
A Broken Looking-Glass by Henry Harland
The Happy Prince by Oscar Wilde
*Fully illustrated with stunning original art by Aubrey Beardsley
Here today, up and off to somewhere else tomorrow!
Toad has always been a silly sort of fellow. But when his latest obsession with motor cars - the faster the better - threatens to lead him to disaster, it is up to Toad's good friends Mole, Ratty and Badger to get him under control. Can they save Toad from prison, and his home Toad Hall from the wicked Weasels and Stoats?
Adventure abounds in this classic story of friendship.
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