Author: Kenneth Grahame: Michel Plessix (Adapter, Illustrator)
ISBN-10: 1597070963 : ISBN-13: 978-1597070966
A great read for leisure and pleasures for both adults and children!
My teenager daughter loves Classics Illustrated Deluxe: The Wind in the Willows, and she was the one that insisted on getting it. I started to read this book in my spare time and I was fascinated by this book also.
Michel Plessix captured the essence of Kenneth Grahme's classic and did a great job in adapting it as a graphic novel. The story is engaging and interesting. This book includes 11 chapters: The River Bank, The Open Road, The Wild Wood, Mr. Badger, Home Sweet Home, Mr. Toad, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, Toad’s Adventure, The Further Adventure of Toad, Like Summer Tempests Came His Tears, The Return of Ulysses and an Epilogue at the end.
Each chapter has an interesting story or an unexpected adventure. For example, in Chapter One, The River Bank, Mole and Rat have a nice picnic and run into some old friends (Otter, Toad and Badger), but on their way home, their boat unexpectedly turns over. You wonders what happens to them. In Chapter Three, The Wild Wood, Mole accidentally wanders into the forbidden Wild Wood. Fortunately Rat finds him, but both of them get caught in a snowstorm and get lost again…What will happen to them? Will they survive the snowstorm? Classics Illustrated Deluxe: The Wind in the Willows is filled with pageturners and cliffhangers like these. I found myself glued to the book and just kept reading.
I actually spent two years taking various drawing courses when I was studying for my Bachelor degree in Architecture, so I know how hard it is to do graphic illustrations. Michel Plessix's illustrations are masterfully done. They are very detailed and vivid. The colors are pleasant and professional.
Classics Illustrated Deluxe: The Wind in the Willows has 144 pages and full-color interior illustrations. It is a great read for leisure and pleasures for both adults and children!
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The above review was contributed by: Gang Chen: Gang is the author of Planting Design Illustrated . He holds a Master Degree from School of Architecture, University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, and a Bachelor Degree from Department of Architecture, South China University of Technology.
He is a recipient of the Grace and Robert Frazer Landscape Heritage Award from the Landscape Architecture Foundation. Gang has over 20 years of professional design experience. Many of the projects he was in charge of or participated in have been published extensively in Architecture, Architectural Record, The Los Angeles Times and The Orange County Register, etc
He has worked on a variety of unusual projects: well-known large-scale healthcare and hospitality projects with over one billion dollars in construction cost; award winning school design, highly acclaimed urban design and streetscape projects, multi-family housing and high-end custom homes, regional and neighborhood shopping centers, etc. He is currently working in a leading professional design firm in the United States.
He is also a member of American Institute of Architects(AIA). To read Gang's Reviews Click here.