Classics Illustrated Deluxe #1: The Wind in the Willows

Classics Illustrated Deluxe Graphic Novels

Kenneth Grahame; Adapted and Illustrated by Michel Plessix




144 Pages



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Winner of the Parents' Choice Gold Award

The first volume of the new Classics Illustrated Delux series presents graphic novelist Michel Plessix’s lush adaptation of “The Wind in the Willows” by Kenneth Grahame.  The artwork is in aquarelle, with thin, precise, detailed lines. In Wind in the Willows, Plessix breathes life into Mole, Rat, and Toad (of Toad Hall) as they picnic on the riverbank, indulge in Toad's latest fad, and get lost in Wild Wood. The pacing is masterful: each panel lingers just long enough to make you appreciate the simple pleasures of life. 


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  • Kenneth Grahame; Adapted and Illustrated by Michel Plessix

  • French artist Michel Plessix was born in 1959 in Saint Malo, on the coast of Brittany, where he grew up. He now resides in Rennes, not too far away. He first became famous in Europe with the 4-album series Julien Boisvert, featuring a modern-day Tintin, which received numerous awards and accolades. Starting in 1995, he embarked on this delightful 4-part adaptation of the Grahame classic for which he has had a fascination for a long time, extending his palette for the occasion to the rich and remarkable use of aquarelle.