THE WILLOWS IN WINTEREditorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe
Mole, Water Rat, Badger, and Toad return, but they are mere shadows of their former selves. Horwood has a talent for mimicry, and he manages to reproduce Kenneth Grahame's phraseology and rhythms rather well. Unfortunately, this sorry sequel captures none of the magic of the original Willows. It is stodgy and doddering, like the ageing animals it features. Horwood writes the story of Mole, who ... Read full review
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I had to do a book report in grade 9 and I randomly chose this book out of the library, never even reading the first book or even knowing it existed until after reading. I look back now and this is my favorite book I've ever read. It's something to do with Mr. Toads antics, imagining him singing about how great he is while flying a stolen plane always make me laugh. 5 starts from me for sure!
Review: The Willows in Winter (Tales of the Willows #1)User Review - Goodreads
A really enjoyable read. The Characters of Toad, Ratty, Badger and Mole return when the Ground is all frosty and crisp...Mole's Nephew comes visiting and Toad is up to his old tricks again, leading to one or two scrapes with the law, and the arm of Badger! This had me smiling at every page. Read full review