by Kenneth Grahame
The tales of Ratty, Mole, Badger and Toad. When Mole goes boating with the Water Rat instead of spring-cleaning, he discovers a new world. As well as the river and the Wild Wood, there is Toad's craze for fast travel which leads him and his friends on a whirl of trains, barges, gipsy caravans and motor cars and even into battle.
This story captivated my child-mind in a way few others did. From the moment I picked it up I was completely enthralled, and it was a constant childhood companion. And you may notice one of the main characters is a rat -- I think Rat may very well have paved the road to my slight rattie obsession, as well as this very blog. So when I saw a beautiful copy at my Friends of the Library book sale, I knew it was meant for a giveaway for one of you -- what better way to share my love of reading and children's literature than with one of the books that started it all?
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Ends Aug 31.
This week, why not share some of your childhood favorites with a child?
You never know; years from now, they might be dedicating their book to you...