Toad Triumphant

Toad Triumphant This stunning sequel follows the further adventures of four of the most beloved characters in English literature loyal Mole resourceful Water Rat stern but wise Badger and of course capricious ir

  • Title: Toad Triumphant
  • Author: William Horwood Patrick Benson
  • ISBN: 9780312183042
  • Page: 401
  • Format: Paperback
  • This stunning sequel follows the further adventures of four of the most beloved characters in English literature loyal Mole, resourceful Water Rat, stern but wise Badger, and of course, capricious, irresistible Toad In this new tale, the comfortable bachelor world of the River Bank is thrown into turmoil by the arrival of a formidable female character who seems to win ToThis stunning sequel follows the further adventures of four of the most beloved characters in English literature loyal Mole, resourceful Water Rat, stern but wise Badger, and of course, capricious, irresistible Toad In this new tale, the comfortable bachelor world of the River Bank is thrown into turmoil by the arrival of a formidable female character who seems to win Toad s heart Recognizing the familiar danger signals, his long suffering companions must do all that they can to save the infatuated Toad from himself Enriched once again by the delightful illustrations of Patrick Benson, Toad Triumphant is another captivating tale for audiences and imaginations everywhere.

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    1. This is the secondo part of the trilogy of sequels William Horwood wrote for Kenneth Grahame's Wind in the Willows. It was as delightful as the other two books in the series. They don't have quite magicical spell of the original Wind in the Willows, but are lovely in themselves and satisfy the craving for more of the river folk. Very sweet, very enjoyable for an adult to read. I should think a child who is a strong reader would enjoy these sometime around age 9 and up.

    2. 4/5 stars. Entertaining and in keeping with the style and feel of the original Willows story, though I couldn’t help but feel it was less of a sequel and more of a re-telling of Horwood’s first Willows instalment.

    3. "Toad triumphant" is not a bad book at all, but it's not as charming as the first either. There is too much "dejà-vu" here, the flow is exactly the same as the previous work: Mole and Rat will have their own adventure (which will involve the "Beyond"); Toad will make something very stupid for which he will be nearly hanged (but of course he will again be saved by his luck) and Badger, Otter and the rest of the company will simply watch the story unfold under their eyes, without too much power t [...]

    4. I appreciate William Horwood's attempt to rebirth the old lovable classic: The Wind in The Willows, and indeed this novel is great in its own right. But, in my opinion it fails to capture the fundamental essence of the original. Kenneth Grahame craved to extract any presence of adult society and all traits connected to it such as responsibility, sex, jobc. and so the lovable creatures of his original novel are neither adults nor children, but something in between. They live in an almost surreal [...]

    5. The third book of Horwoods sequels to Grahams book.Once more, for me, he recaptured all the joy,magic and good humour. After a few lines I so can fall into this unforgettable world of Toad Hall, The River Bank , the Wild Wood again.I love Grahams book and thankful to Horwood he is bringing back those much-loved characters and I found myself becoming all over again addicted to this storys.This time the story takes another twist, as a female character turns the peaceful world of the River Bank ups [...]

    6. Well, after "Willows in Winter", Horwood seems to have found his groove. The story feels more original this time.That said, there were a few things that bothered me in this book. One was that Toad learns the lesson that marriage is a bad idea maybe it was a bad idea for him, but the book seems to present it as a good general rule.The other thing was how Mole and Rat's journey took place over a couple of seasons, whereas Toad's adventures (taking place simultaneously) only lasted a couple of week [...]

    7. More fantastic stories with the beloved characters from The Wind in the Willows. This book started off slow and, frankly, a bit melodramatic, and I was worried I would hate it. But Horwood pulled through in the end. Toad's latest scrapes continue to be creative, yet entirely in character. The wayfaring of companions Rat and Mole was probably my favorite storyline of this collection. Great fun for anyone who loves the original.

    8. Сумасшедшая книга%) Бедный дядюшка (хотя переводчик называет его мистером, но это же моветон) Тоуд, уже несколько раз сидевший в тюрьме, вновь теряет голову — на этот раз влюбляясь, идёт на глупые, жизненно опасные поступки ради любви; снова (!) оказывается в тюрьме с верёвкой [...]

    9. funny account of Toad from Wind in the Willows fame. Here he is the ardent admirer of a toad artist. She is not in love with him so he persues her. In the process, he takes care of her son and experiences some empathy. Definitely growth for Toad, Meanwhile Badger finds his long lost son because Ratty and Mole find him for Badger.

    10. This is the second of the offical sequels - just as enjoyable as the first and a gentle pleasent read - I bought this book years ago to read to my son but now years later I felt it was time to read it again for myself. If you remember and love the original this is a great addition

    11. With the exception of The Willows In Winter and Duncton Wood, this, like other William Horwood books I've read, does drone on a bit in places. A pleasant read on the whole.

    12. I absolutely loved this book! It's about Toad trying to find a way to immortality. It is truly a comical heart-warming book book to read anytime.

    13. Horwood has written another excellent sequel here! The characters remain true to form, the book is chock full of wild and fun adventures, and the prose is pleasant and reminiscent of the original.

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