The Wind in the Willows (Version 6)
The Wind in the Willows is a classic children's book--enjoyed by all ages!--by British novelist Kenneth Grahame, first published in 1908. Begun as letters to his 7-year-old son Alistair and later developed into a novel, it tells the adventures of animals Mole, Rat, and Toad, who dwell, along with Badger, Otter, and other animals, in the riverbank, fields, and woodlands of the English countryside. Best friends Mole and Rat, along with Badger, are continually rescuing Toad from his scrapes. An encounter with nature god Pan lends a special magic to this tale.
In 2011, I recorded this delightful reading by my friend Sarbaga Falk. We made presents of the recordings for Sarbaga’s family and our friends and their children and grandchildren; and had it in mind to put it on LibriVox. Shortly after we recorded Wind in the Willows, Sarbaga was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s, which worsened until she passed away in February 2020.
Sarbaga loved tales, jokes, and stories, and she would no doubt be tickled to listen to this wonderful tale told in her own inimitable and expressive voice. This stands as a fitting tribute to our dear friend, as she continues to delight us all.
- Summary by Cynthia Rylander Crossen
Genre(s): Action & Adventure, Animals & Nature, Family
|Play 01||The River Bank||Sarbaga Falk
|Play 02||The Open Road||Sarbaga Falk
|Play 03||The Wild Wood||Sarbaga Falk
|Play 04||Mr. Badger||Sarbaga Falk
|Play 05||Dulce Domum||Sarbaga Falk
|Play 06||Mr. Toad||Sarbaga Falk
|Play 07||The Piper at the Gates of Dawn||Sarbaga Falk
|Play 08||Toad's Adventures||Sarbaga Falk
|Play 09||Wayfarers All||Sarbaga Falk
|Play 10||The Further Adventures of Toad||Sarbaga Falk
|Play 11||'Like Summer Tempests Came His Tears'||Sarbaga Falk
|Play 12||The Return of Ulysses||Sarbaga Falk