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12 March 2019Wind in the Willows through its illustrations
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Wind in the Willows through its illustrations John Erikson Tuesday 12 March 2019

John Erikson

 

Tuesday 12th March 2019

 

 

 

Wind in the Willows through its illustrators

 

The riverbank adventures of Mole, Ratty, Badger and the incorrigible Mr Toad have now taken their place among the earliest memories of at least four generations of children.

The beauty of Kenneth Grahame’s prose is widely acknowledged but the story is so full of wonderful imagery that it almost demands to be illustrated – despite this, when first published in 1908 it was without pictures. The book has been in print ever since but what is less well known is that it has now been illustrated by more than ninety artists – making it the most widely illustrated book in the English language!