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The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame. Published by Puffin classics, ISBN: 978-0-141-32113-4
A good edition with some useful additional information and follow up activities at the back

Wild Wood by Jan Needle. Published by Adlib scholastic, ISBN: 0-590-55356-9
An alternative view of the story told from point of view of the weasels stoats and ferrets.

Paths to the River Bank. Published by Blandford, ISBN: 0-7137 2072-7
A collection of writings by Kenneth Graham that expand, illuminate and inform some of the themes in “The Wind in the Willows”

Websites

Teacher support programme, penguin readers. Some useful suggestions for follow up and prep work
http://www.penguinreaders.com/pdf/downloads/pr/teachers-notes/9781405855419.pdf

Newspaper article on Kenneth Grahame providing good biographical information http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/donotmigrate/3671092/Kenneth-Grahame-Lost-in-the-wild-wood.html

Detailed academic essays on Grahame, The Wind in the Willows and the representation of gender. Interesting background reading
http://www.encyclopedia.com/article-1G2-2859800010/wind-willows.html

A work sheet with a range of Wind in the Willows related activities by chapter some of which may be appropriate for your children
http://www.classical-childrens-books.com/support-files/windinthewillowsunitstudy.pdf

A work sheet about the River Cole that supports a guided walk around Sarehole mill with some photographs of key features of a river better still, book a tour with the education team at the mill or take your class for a walk.

http://www.schoolsliaison.org.uk/2004/sarehole/resources/res_images/river_booklet2.pdf

A click through journey along the River Trent with Fergal the frog. There is a map and aerial photograph at each stage useful terms and vocabulary.
http://www.sln.org.uk/trentweb/newpage14.htm

Map Reading Activities. The following are printouts that test a student’s knowledge of map reading.
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/geography/mapreading/

Video

The River’s Journey from the source to the estuary. Includes the different ways humans use the river. Created as part of a Year 7 geography homework. Covers the journey of a river from source to mouth, ideal for use in schools and for children.

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