AUTHOR: Keneth Grahame
ADAPTED BY: Michel Plessix
ILLUSTRATOR: Michel Plessix
GENRE: Traditional Literature in comic format
COLOR: Full color
Poor Mole. He is unhappy with his self-imposed Spring-cleaning. Escaping his hole one beautiful day to explore the loony life of the natural world, his adventure takes him to Rat and together they enjoy their world and embark on one or two rustic adventures with their friends.
THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS is a delightful graphic novel adaptation of the original story. It is a wonderful thing to have an adaptation – be it a comic, animated or live action movie – focus on the details and the characters rather than just rush through the action sequences. The illustrations create the perfect, pastoral backdrop to the meandering story line of Mole, Rat, Otter, Toad and Badger.
My Rating: All Ages (ages 8 and older preferred)
Publisher’s Recommendation: Ages 8-14
IN THE CLASSROOM
The graphic novel adaptation (deluxe edition) of THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS is perfect for the classroom. For those children who want to read chapter books but struggle with them, or for those children who love both chapter books and graphic novels, this edition fulfills the need. It will appeal to the struggling, average, and the high achieving reader. It is great literature.
Other titles in the series include: GREAT EXPECTATIONS (available now) and TALES FROM THE BROTHERS GRIMM (available in May).
This is a wonderful book to have in a classroom. Buy it, own it, and promote it. I suggest buying the hardcover, deluxe edition. It is a keeper.