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The willows and beyond
Horwood, William.
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : St. Martin's Press, 1998.

Physical Description:
289 pages ; 25 cm
Continues the adventures of Toad, Mole, Rat, and Badger as they reminisce about their past escapades and prepare to turn over the River Bank to the next generation.
General Note:
"Thomas Dunne books."

Third book in a series continuing the story of: The wind in the willows by Kenneth Grahame.

Sequel to: Toad triumphant.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 7.6 11.0 36571.
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Central Library X Juvenile Fiction Central Closed Stacks
Clearfield Library X Juvenile Fiction Open Shelf
Audubon Library X Juvenile Fiction Open Shelf

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This stunning continuation follows the further adventures of the four most beloved characters in English literature. In this new tale, we find the loyal companions approaching the autumn of their lives, reflecting on their many escapades and preparing to hand over River Bank to the next generation. When the future of the home they know and love suddenly comes under threat, all of the creatures, young and old, must rally together. Enriched once again by the outstanding illustrations of Patrick Benson, The Willows and Beyond is another captivating story for audiences and imaginations everywhere.

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Booklist Review

Grab a comfy pillow and a nice pot of tea to read the latest happenings of Mole, Rat, Badger, Toad, and Otter and their little community near the River Banks. Years have passed since Horwood's Willows in Winter (1994). Water Rat is now host to Sea Rat's nervous, quirky son, Young Rat. Ratty doesn't know how he is going to put up with such nuisance and nonsense. Toad no longer goes out for much adventure. Although dressed in the latest of fashions, he deems hiking a suitable activity for himself and his nephew, Master Toad. Mole is content to enjoy his friends. But progress is encroaching upon the River Banks. The Woods have been bought by an unscrupulous group, and, ultimately, Mole, Badger, and Toad must move beyond the Woods. Horwood's narrative is charming, and Patrick Benson's pen-and-ink drawings are delightful. Together, they transport readers to quieter, more peaceful times. --Karen Simonetti

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