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Experience the timeless story of Toad, Rat, Mole, and Badger in a beautiful new unabridged hardcover designed and illustrated by New York Times Bestselling author and Eisner Award-winning creator David Petersen (Mouse Guard). Painstakingly created over 3 years, this exquisite and lavish edition is PROFUSELY illustrated with 20 full page, full color plates, 12 color chapter headings, and dozens and dozens of half-page sized pen and ink illustrations! It's stunningly done.
Peterson's Mouse Guard has been one of the break-out bestsellers of the modern comics world. It's been published in 15 languages and was optioned in 2016 by 20th Century Fox for a feature film adaptation. I belive this is his first illustrated book, and it's a doozy.
This has always been a fun story and one popular among illustrators. Ernest Shephard (of Winnie the Pooh Fame) did it in 1931; Arthur Rackham in 1940; Tasha Tudor in 1966; Michael Hague in 1980; Arthur Suydam in 1988; Michael Foreman in 2001; and a favorite of ours, Charles Van Sandwyck, in 2005. And dozens of other illustrators also, over the years.
Begun as a series of letters from Kenneth Grahame to his son, The Wind in the Willows is a timeless tale of animal cunning and camaraderie. Since its first publication in 1908, generations of adults and children have cherished this world of gurgling rivers and whispering reeds, serving as home to the most lovable creatures in all literature--Rat, Mole, Badger, and the irrepressible Toad of Toad Hall, with his goggles, overcoat and love of fast cars. Follow these little adventurers through gypsy caravans, stolen sports cars, and their Wild Wood.
Special Note: This new book itself is signed on a special page. The bookplate we've added here was not done specifically for this book. David Peterson did a lovely, full color illustrated bookplate for us when his Art of Mouse Guard was published in 2015. We ended up with extras of these, so we are including it here at no charge. So you get two signatures!
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Item Code WINWHS Publisher IDW Publish Date 2017 ISBN 9781631403439 Print Status Out of Print Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket Dimensions 8x10 # Pages 256pg Color Full Color