The Wind in the Willows

Today’s muse comes from the book’s dedication:

“I love these little people, be kind to them.”  Kenneth Grahame

Good thought no matter whether you interpret the “little people” to be the characters of his books, or the children we come in contact with during our life. 

I recently found The Wind in the Willows, along with A Tale of Two Cities and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, in Target’s Dollar Spot priced at $2.50 each.  A very reasonable price for unabridged classic literature.  Paperback, of course, but still incredibly affordable.  I decided to skip purchasing a copy of A Tale of Two Cities.  Dickens seems a bit deep even for my middle school child.  DH immediately confiscated The Adventures of Tom Sawyer to reacquaint himself with the book.  Oh well, at least BooBoo knows where DH keeps the book and will get his shot at it later.  I started reading The Wind in the Willows but haven’t had much time to put into it lately.  It might make a good read aloud for the Wyoming trip this summer.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. shoestringalley
    Feb 08, 2011 @ 03:26:05

    I loved the Wind in the Willows!

  2. thefrenchchick
    Feb 10, 2011 @ 22:21:45

    I do too, even though I haven’t gotten very far in it yet. I’m going to be a “mystery reader” for BooBoo’s class tomorrow and I plan to bring that in to read. I won’t get through the whole book, but hopefully the kids will enjoy what I do read enough to check the book out from the library.

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