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Called out by the magic of warm spring sunshine, shy, timid Mole has left his underground home and become friends with the adventurous Water Rat. Together the two companions explore Rat’s beloved river, brave the terrors of the Wild Wood, and—most difficult of all—try to rescue foolish Mr. Toad from the constant stream of troubles invited by his reckless, bragging ways. Since its publication in 1908, The Wind in the Willows has been a classic of high-spirited adventure, beloved by adults and children alike.
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