It's 1908 and times are hard. All very well for rich River Bankers, who can afford hobbies, excursions, and an endless round of pleasure, but Wild Wooder Baxter Ferret
has to work appalling hours to support his widowed mother and hungry siblings. Baxter
has a passion, though - engines - and when his employer buys the mighty
Throgmorton Squeezer, he finds happiness as its driver and mechanic. Until one night,
out of a pitch-black snowstorm on the edge of the Wood, thunders Mr Toad, the biggest
Banker of them all...

Jan Needle's richly comic re-telling of Kenneth Grahame's masterpiece The Wind in the Willows can be read as political satire, but there's so much more to be enjoyed. Though
the Wood is cold and unemployment bleak, it only takes an old sea rat with an
accordian and a nip of Daisy Ferret's special brew to get the stoats and weasels
partying - and plotting revolution. It's a glorious, exuberant read, enhanced by Willie Rushton's splendid illustrations.



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May 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Wild Wood
Author(s): Jan Needle
ISBN: 1-899262-21-0 / 978-1-899262-21-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Golden Duck (UK) Ltd
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August 1993 : USA Paperback
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Title: Wild Wood (Circle Of Magic)
Author(s): Jan Needle
ISBN: 0-590-55356-9 / 978-0-590-55356-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scholastic Press
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March 1989 : UK Paperback
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Title: Wild Wood (Gryphon Books)
Author(s): Jan Needle
ISBN: 0-7195-4651-6 / 978-0-7195-4651-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: John Murray
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March 1982 : UK Paperback
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Title: Wild Wood
Author(s): Jan Needle
ISBN: 0-416-21520-3 / 978-0-416-21520-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Methuen Publishing Ltd
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June 1981 : UK Paperback
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Title: Wild Wood
Author(s): Jan Needle
ISBN: 0-233-97346-X / 978-0-233-97346-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Andre Deutsch Ltd
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April 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Wild Wood
Author(s): Jan Needle
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