Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Mar. 8: Kenneth Grahame, Scottish children's author


Kenneth Grahame (1859-1932) was a Scottish writer most famous for the adventures of Mole, Rat, Mr. Badger, and the notorious Mr. Toad, friends who, among other things, spend their time "simply messing about in boats," as the Rat says. I'm talking, of course, about "The Wind in the Willows," one of the greatest of children's classics. He also wrote "The Reluctant Dragon," a charming short story about a poetry-loving dragon who prefers not to fight, and instead makes friends with St. George the notorious dragon-slayer.


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