The Wind in the Willows
Michel Plessix's lush adaptation of The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame launches the Deluxe line within the long-running Classics Illustrated series, presenting full-length adaptations, true and respectful to the originals. The artwork is in aquarelle, with thin, precise, detailed lines. 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 as the original novel. Available in hardcover and softcover editions.