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.
First published in 1908, this is Kenneth Grahame's story of the river-bank adventures of Mole, Water Rat, Badger and the exasperating Toad. Patrick Benson, who illustrated William Horwood's sequel "The Willows in Winter", has illustrated this book.