The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

The Wind in the Willows

Rating: 3.5 Stars ★★★☆☆

The Mole had been working very hard all the morning, spring-cleaning his little home.


Tired of spring cleaning, Mole ventures above ground into the warm sunshine, and happens upon his friend Ratty. Together they picnic on the sparkling, burbling river, brave the sinister Wild Wood in wintertime to visit the bad-tempered Badger, and take to the open road in a caravan with dear, silly old Toad. But when Toad’s attention turns to motor cars, his reckless behaviour goes from bad to worse. Badger, Rat and Mole must save their friend from ruin, and Toad Hall from the clutches of the rascally Stoats and Weasels.

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War Horse by Michael Morpurgo

War Horse Morpurgo

Rating: 3 Stars★★★☆☆

My earliest memories are a confusion of hilly fields and dark, damp stables, and rats that scampered along the beams above my head.


Joey is a farmhorse in Devon, happy with his life and the friendship with Albert, the farmer’s son. But then war breaks out in Europe and he is sold off into the cavalry. This war, however, is different from the others and horses have little chance against machine-gun fire. So Joey finds himself doing different jobs on the front, struggling with the mud, the shells and the constant threat of death.

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