Before The Wind in the Willows

On the mysteries of childhood, the company of books, and two early books of wonder by Kenneth Grahame.

Illustration by Lois Lenski for a 1922 edition of Dream Days.

The Golden Age

The contemporary critic who called this book “every reader’s biography” captured precisely its abiding spirit

Dream Days

The mind is a home to be dwelt in, not a warehouse to be stocked or inventoried

The sentences about The Wind in the Willows are drawn from 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die by James Mustich. Copyright © 2018 by James Mustich. Published by Workman Publishing.

Now: Author, 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die. Then: publisher and chief bookseller, A Common Reader. https://www.1000bookstoread.com/

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