By Geronimo Stilton
Have fun the vacations widespread -- mouse-style, that's! subscribe to Geronimo for his first-ever distinct version. It was once Christmastime on Mouse Island, and that i couldn't wait to rejoice with my family and friends. yet then i found that they have been all touring out of city for the vacations, and I'd be spending Christmas by myself! i used to be commencing to believe like a true grinch. could this be my loneliest Christmas ever?
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Royalties from the sale of his books allowed Grahame to resign from the bank, and the family settled in Cookham Dene, where Grahame had spent his childhood. Although he wrote little in this period, Grahame told his son stories that gave him the idea for his great novel The Wind in the Willows. The book was published in 1908, and, after a slow beginning, proved immensely popular; it has remained so down to the present day. Grahame wrote little after the book舗s release, withdrawing further into solitude in the countryside.
The proximity of his birthplace to Scott舗s could not have escaped Grahame舗s attention. Perhaps even in his youth the man who later claimed he wanted only to 舠build a noble sentence舡 knew he would become a writer. Early on, Kenneth Grahame found what he wanted to say, and, in The Wind in the Willows, he found the best way of saying it. Š Gardner McFall is the author of two children舗s books and a collection of poetry. She holds a bachelor舗s degree from Wheaton College in Massachusetts, a master舗s degree from the Writing Seminars at the Johns Hopkins University, and a doctorate in English from New York University.
With a slight movement of his head Rat, who had long dropped the rudder-lines, directed the rower to take the backwater.... Breathless and transfixed the Mole stopped rowing as the liquid run of that glad piping broke on him like a wave, caught him up, and possessed him utterly (pp. 85-86). The Wind in the Willows proved to be the outgrowth and culmination of much of Grahame舗s prior thought and work. Grahame舗s second book, The Golden Age, which Swinburne described as 舠too praiseworthy for praise舡 (Kuznets, Kenneth Grahame, p.
A Christmas Tale (Geronimo Stilton Special Edition) by Geronimo Stilton