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Dream Days By Kenneth Grahame
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Dream Days is a collection of children's fiction and reminiscences of childhood written by Kenneth Grahame. A sequel to Grahame's 1895 collection The Golden Age (some of its selections feature the... More > same family of five children), Dream Days was first published in 1898 under the imprint John Lane: The Bodley Head. (The first six selections in the book had been previously published in periodicals of the day—in The Yellow Book, the New Review, and in Scribner's Magazine in the United States.) The book is best known for its inclusion of Grahame's classic story The Reluctant Dragon.Like its precursor volume, Dream Days received strong approval from the literary critics of the day. In the decades since, the book has perhaps suffered a reputation as a thinner and weaker sequel to The Golden Age—except for its single hit story. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dream_Days Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
The Wind in the Willows By Kenneth Grahame
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The Wind in the Willows is a classic of children's literature by Kenneth Grahame, first published in 1908. Alternately slow moving and fast paced, it focuses on four anthropomorphised animal... More > characters in a pastoral version of England. The novel is notable for its mixture of mysticism, adventure, morality, and camaraderie.< Less
The Golden Age By Kenneth Grahame
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"THE masterful wind was up and out, shouting and chasing, the lord of the morning. Poplars swayed and tossed with a roaring swish; dead leaves sprang aloft, and whirled into space; and all the... More > clear-swept heaven seemed to thrill with sound like a great harp. It was one of the first awakenings of the year. The earth stretched herself, smiling in her sleep; and everything leapt and pulsed to the stir of the giant’s movement. With us it was a whole holiday; the occasion a birthday — it matters not whose..."< Less
The Wind in the Willows By Kenneth Grahame
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The Wind in the Willows is a children's novel by Kenneth Grahame, first published in 1908. Alternately slow moving and fast paced, it focuses on four anthropomorphised animals in a pastoral version... More > of England. The novel is notable for its mixture of mysticism, adventure, morality, and camaraderie and celebrated for its evocation of the nature of the Thames valley.In 1908, Grahame retired from his position as secretary of the Bank of England. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wind_in_the_Willows Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
Dream Days By Kenneth Grahame
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These eight delightful chapters or stories, reminiscent of the childhood of each of us, are brimming with adventure and pleasure. Here are the joys of youth which grown-up Olympians can no longer... More > experience and only remember, if at all, with nostalgia. A wonderful read for both young and old alike.< Less
The Golden Age By Kenneth Grahame
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The Golden Age, a historical novel published in 2000 by Gore Vidal, is the seventh and final novel in his Narratives of Empire series.The story begins in 1939 and features many of the characters and... More > events that Gore Vidal introduced in his earlier novel, Washington, D.C. This includes the families of conservative Democratic Senator James Burden Day, and powerful newspaper publisher Blaise Sanford. The book inserts the character of Caroline Sanford, Blaise's half-sister and publishing partner, who was introduced in the prequels to Washington, D.C. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Golden_Age_(Gore_Vidal_novel) Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
The Golden Age By Kenneth Grahame
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The Golden Age of Knowhere is the debut studio album by American band Funeral Party. The album was produced by Lars Stalfors (known for his work with The Mars Volta) with the exception of "New... More > York City Moves to the Sound of L.A." which was produced by David Corcos, and subsequently on RCA Records.The title was inspired by Lord of the Flies with lead singer Chad stating, "I was just really into the idea of a civilization restarting but with a new mentality of, like, kids starting it up. Like something brand new. ""New York City Moves to the Sound of L.A." explores a sense of 'yearning for something to happen' rather than a rivalry of the two cities music scenes. "I was like, 'Fuck! I wish that we could just start our own thing.' And that's why I like being in a band. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Golden_Age_of_Knowhere Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
The Golden Age By Kenneth Grahame
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Typical of his culture and his era, Grahame casts his reminiscences in imagery and metaphor rooted in the culture of Ancient Greece; to the children whose impressions are recorded in the book, the... More > adults in their lives are “Olympians,” while the chapter titled “The Argonauts” refers to Perseus, Apollo, Psyche, and similar figures of Greek mythology. Grahame’s reminiscences, in The Golden Age and in the later Dream Days (1898), were notable for their conception “of a world where children are locked in perpetual warfare with the adult ‘Olympians’ who have wholly forgotten how it feels to be young”—a theme later explored by J. M. Barrie and other authors< Less
The Reluctant Dragon By Kenneth Grahame
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"The Reluctant Dragon" is an 1898 children's story by Kenneth Grahame (originally published as a chapter in his book Dream Days), which served as the key element to the 1941 feature film... More > with the same name, from Walt Disney Productions. The story has also been set to music as a children's operetta by John Rutter, with words by David Grant. In 1960, it was presented as a live-action episode starring John Raitt as St. George, on the television anthology The Shirley Temple Show. On March 21, 1968, Burr Tillstrom and Kukla, Fran and Ollie starred in a puppet version on NBC. In 1970–1971, it formed part of the anthology television program The Reluctant Dragon and Mr. Toad Show. In 1987, Cosgrove Hall Films adapted it for Thames ITV. In 2008, Tony DiTerlizzi wrote Kenny & the Dragon as a tribute to Grahame's story, including naming the two heroes Kenneth and Grahame.< Less
The Wind in the Willows By Kenneth Grahame
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The classic story of how Rat, Mole, and the other river-bankers saved Toad from his excesses. This book has it all: excitement, sentiment, destruction of private property (plenty of that), paganism,... More > and a happy ending. The prose is beautiful and occasionally requires the use of a dictionary – I had to look up “asperities.” Written as a children’s story, The Wind in the Willows is enjoyed by many grown-ups who relish Grahame’s ability to evoke the long summer days of childhood.< Less

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