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Book of the month: A Race to Toad Hall

The New Adventures of Mr Toad: A Race for Toad Hall

Written by Tom Moorhouse and illustrated by Holly Swain

Defrosted and dangerous – Mr Toad is back in the 21st century.

The New Adventures of Mr Toad: A Race for Toad Hall is the first book in a new series that takes its inspiration from the cherished classic, Wind in the Willows. It brings the action right up to date for younger readers, with an irresistible cast of re-imagined and brand new characters that children aged 7+ will find impossible to resist.

To celebrate Mr Toad’s new adventure, we’re giving away five copies of The New Adventures of Mr Toad: A Race for Toad Hall. For your chance to win, visit Oxford Owl’s Facebook page and comment on our prize draw post to tell us which classic children’s tale or character(s) you would most like to see revisited and reimagined in the 21st century. This could be Alice in Wonderland, Tom and Hatty from Tom’s Midnight Garden, The Railway Children,, or even Mr Scrooge from A Christmas Carol!

Entry closes at 11.59pm on Sunday 19th March 2017.
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About the book

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A Race for Toad Hall

The New Adventures of Mr Toad: A Race for Toad Hall

Tom Moorhouse (author) and Holly Swain (illustrator)
Suitable for children aged 7+

Teejay, Mo and Ratty definitely shouldn’t be exploring the overgrown grounds of Toad Hall – but that’s never stopped them before. After falling into a tunnel they discover something … someone trapped in the ice house.

That someone is none other than Mr Toad, and he’s been there for a hundred years. The children have found him in the nick of time, and with the help of his new friends, Mr Toad is ready to settle a score with some very shady weasels.

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Book extras

Also available from Oxford University Press:

Louie Lets Loose

The Wind in the Willows (Small Gift Edition)

Kenneth Grahame (author) and David Roberts (illustrator)
Suitable for children aged 5+

A thoroughly modern makeover for Mole, Ratty, Badger, and Toad!

Kenneth Grahame’s classic story of adventure and loyalty has been stunningly re-imagined through the illustrations of David Roberts in this lovely small format paperback edition.

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Wind in the Willows

Oxford Children’s Classics: The Wind in the Willows

Kenneth Grahame (author)
Suitable for children aged 9+

Join in the delights and disasters on the riverbank with Mole and friends.

If you like great adventures, then The Wind in the Willows is for you! Not only does this edition include the unabridged text, it is also full of extra material to help you get the most from the story and gives lots of recommendations for other things you might enjoy.

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