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Kenneth Grahame

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(1859 - 1932)

Kenneth Grahame

Kenneth Grahame (March 8, 1859 – July 6, 1932) was a Scottish writer, most famous for The Wind in the Willows (1908), one of the classics of children’s literature. He also wrote The Reluctant Dragon, a chapter in his memoir of childhood, Dream Days. He served as secretary of the Bank of England.



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Bertie’s Escapade (1949)

Bertie the pig and his friends have a delightful Christmas eve.

Author(s): Kenneth Grahame
Illustrator(s): Ernest H. Shepard

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The Cambridge Book of Poetry for Children (1916)

This collection includes an introduction by Kenneth Grahame. The British first edition was in two volumes, although usually they were bound as one. It was not illustrated.

Volume 1: Read on line at archive.org.

Volume 2: Read on line at archive.org.

Two Volumes in one: Read on line at Hathitrust.

Author(s): Kenneth Grahame
Illustrator(s): Maud Fuller

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The Cambridge Book of Poetry for Children (1933)

This more fully illustrated edition was first published in Britain in 1932 and includes many new poems.

Author(s): Kenneth Grahame
Illustrator(s): Gwen Raverat

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Dream Days (1898)

This is the second volume of Kenneth Grahame’s reminiscences of childhood and includes his story The Reluctant Dragon. There were at least three variant bindings of the British first edition. The American first edition was slightly smaller format, although both were printed in America.

Read on line at archive.org.

Author(s): Kenneth Grahame
Illustrator(s): Charles Robinson

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Dream Days (1902)

This is the second volume of Kenneth Grahame’s reminiscences of childhood. It includes the well known story of The Reluctant Dragon. The illustrations by Maxfield Parrish were in color and so printed in the periodical printing in The Illustrated London News in the 1910’s. John Lane, the book publisher was not satisfied with the original color plates for the book edition and instead published them in black and white by photogravure. There are variant bindings and even a version with only six plates.

Read on line at archive.org

Author(s): Kenneth Grahame
Illustrator(s): Maxfield Parrish

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Dream Days (1922)

Kenneth Grahame’s second volume of reminiscences of childhood include his story The Reluctant Dragon.This is the second illustrated edition and was published only in Britain.

Read on line at archive.org.

Author(s): Kenneth Grahame
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Dream Days (1931)

Kenneth Grahame’s second volume of memoirs of childhood includes his story

The Reluctant Dragon.

Author(s): Kenneth Grahame
Illustrator(s): Ernest H. Shepard

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Dream Days (1954)

Kenneth Grahame’s second volume of memories of childhood includes his story

The Reluctant Dragon. The illustrations are new, not reprints of the 1930 edition and were never used in any British edition.

Author(s): Kenneth Grahame
Illustrator(s): Ernest H. Shepard

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First Whisper of “The Wind in the Willows” (1944)

This book reprints the original letters written to his son by Kenneth Grahame that later became The Wind in the Willows.It also includes a new story Bertie’s Escapade.

Author(s): Kenneth Grahame
Illustrator(s): John Singer Sargent

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The Golden Age (1895)

A collection of stories about the author’s childhood. The American first edition is smaller format and includes 241 pages.

Read on line at archive.org.

Read on line at archive.org.

Author(s): Kenneth Grahame
Illustrator(s): None

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The Golden Age (1899)

This is a collection of stories and reminiscences of Kenneth Grahame’s childhood. This is the first edition with illustrations by Maxfield Parrish. The plates were reproduced in half-tone as the publisher was not happy with the color reproductions. Some of the colored versions were subsequently published in The Illustrated London News from 1910-13. There were several binding variants. This is from one of the illustrations in Dream Days, uniform with that volume.

Read on line at archive.org.

Read on line at archive.org.

Author(s): Kenneth Grahame
Illustrator(s): Maxfield Parrish

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The Golden Age (1899)

This is a collection of stories and reminiscences of Kenneth Grahame’s childhood. This is the first edition with illustrations by Maxfield Parrish. The plates were reproduced in half-tone as the publisher was not happy with the color reproductions. Some of the colored versions were subsequently published in The Illustrated London News from 1910-13.

Author(s): Kenneth Grahame
Illustrator(s): Maxfield Parrish

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The Golden Age (1904)

For this edition, the original plates were rephotographed and reproduced by photogravure, a much better process than halftone. Again there were numerous binding variants, similar to the first Parrish illustrated edition. Read for free online at HathiTrust.

Author(s): Kenneth Grahame
Illustrator(s): Maxfield Parrish

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The Golden Age (1915)

Kenneth Grahame’s first collection of reminiscences of his childhood. This is the second set of illustrations.

Read on line at Hathitrust.

Author(s): Kenneth Grahame
Illustrator(s): R. J. Enraght-Moony

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The Golden Age (1921)

Memories of growing up orphaned by Kenneth Grahame. This was the first book Lois Lenski illustrated. It was not republished in America.

Author(s): Kenneth Grahame
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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The Golden Age (1928)

This is the fourth set of illustrations for Kenneth Grahame’s memories of growing up. Ernest H. Shepard did another set in 1954. The American edition was published in 1929 with changes to the dust jacket and end papers.

Read on line at archive.org.

Author(s): Kenneth Grahame
Illustrator(s): Ernest H. Shepard

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The Golden Age (1954)

This second set of illustrations to Kenneth Grahame’s memories of childhood done by Ernest H. Shepard was only published in America.

Author(s): Kenneth Grahame
Illustrator(s): Ernest H. Shepard

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Good Times Together (1958)

Includes Willie’s Pocket by Margaret Wise Brown with illustrations by Crockett Johnson reproduced in color. An anthology for younger children about people around the world.

Author(s): Ludwig Bemelmans
Margaret Wise Brown
Kenneth Grahame
Maj Lindman
A. A. Milne
Et al
Illustrator(s): Richard Bennett
Marjorie Flack
Crockett Johnson
Maurice Sendak
Helen Sewell
Et al

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