I had a lot of favourite books as a child.
I had a full collection of Hardy Boy mysteries and Nancy Drew mysteries that I kept tucked away. Big Richard Scarry books. And then there was Wind in the Willows.
I remember Mole and Ratty and Mr. Toad and Mr. Badger quite well. I even watched the television series. Plus I read the sequels to the book. It’s probably this combined with a long held memory of watching the Star Trek reruns on CBC that helped bring out what I’m writing with the Swift Fox and Rocket Fox series. A friend of mine read the story I wrote and said “it’s like Wind in the Willows meets Star Trek”. That comment made me smile.
Wind in the Willows still holds a pretty high place for me.
- The Wind In The Willows (dihs2011reading.wordpress.com)
- Badger’s Den from The Wind in the Willows (imagimapco.wordpress.com)
- Badger’s Den from The Wind in the Willows (imagimapco.com)
- Wind in the Willows: when it comes to romantic heroes, my heart belongs to Ratty (telegraph.co.uk)
- Wind in the Willows (roxannachante.wordpress.com)
- ArtsBeat Blog: ‘Wind in the Willows’ Musical in the Works (artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com)
- Downton Abbey writer to stage The Wind In The Willows (telegraph.co.uk)
- Children ‘must be capable of reading Harry Potter by 11′ (independent.co.uk)