The River Bank: And Other Stories from the Wind in the Willows
Kenneth Grahame. Candlewick Press (MA), $21.99 (96pp) ISBN 978-0-7636-0059-4
a makeover for mole Inga Moore's exquisite new color illustrations for The River Bank: And Other Stories from `The Wind in the Willows' situate Kenneth Grahame's classic story in a disarmingly pretty English countryside, from lush, leafy riverbed to impossibly delicate snowscape. Her ink and pastel artwork shares the fineness of Ernest H. Shepard's original illustrations, but has its own luminous glow and easy-going humor. The text selections, what the flap copy calls ""the very best moments"" from the first five chapters of the book, snake around the illustrations.
Reviewed on: 11/04/1996