When Kenneth Grahame first entertained his son with letters about a petulant character named Toad, he had no way of knowing that his creation—together with his friends Mole, Rat, and Badger—would delight children for nearly 100 years.
Here they are once more, pursuing adventure in gypsy caravans, stolen sportscars, and prison, but always returning to their beloved Wildwood. And although Grahame’s characters are unmistakably animals, they remain endearingly human in their eccentricity, folly, and friendship.
I’ll be sending out regular updates regarding what chapters and when, but for those of you who like to be organised in advance –
03/12/2012 – Chapter 11 – ‘Like summer tempests came his tears’
10/12/2012 – Chapter 12 – The return of Ulysses