What Do I Read Next?
Grahame’s The Golden Age (1895) is a collection of stories about five imaginative children retreating from their repressive families and into their own fantasies. This work made Grahame famous.
Dream Days (1898) is another collection of stories by Grahame. It is the sequel to The Golden Age, involving the same five children. It furthered Grahame’s success as a writer.
Charlotte’s Web (1952) by E. B. White, like The Wind in the Willows, is a novel featuring animal protagonists. In it a pig is saved from being slaughtered through the efforts of a spider who writes words in her web.
Redwall (1986) by Brian Jacques is an animal novel that tells a magical and adventuresome story in which a civilization of rats plays out the age-old conflict of good versus evil. This is the beginning of an entire series of books.
Several abridged versions of The Wind in the Willows have appeared over the years. Joan Collins adapted it into a fifty-two-page “retold for easy reading” version, which was published in Britain in 1983 by Ladybird Books. Bob Blaisdell adapted it into a slightly longer version, which was published in 1995 by Dover publications.
Several sequels were written by William Horwood, which are entitled The Willows in the Winter (1993), Toad Triumphant (1995), and The Willows and Beyond (1996).