Did You Know...
- A stage adaptation, Toad of Toad Hall, was written by A.A. Milne in 1929?
- English novelist William Horwood write a series of sequels in the 1990's? In spite of the huge popularity of The Wind in the Willows, Grahame never wrote a sequel.
- Grahame was originally a banker, and was the Secretary of the Bank of England? It gives this banker/writer some hope!
- The character of Mr. Toad was inspired by Grahame's infant son, Alastair? He was headstrong and independent, much like Mr. Toad.
- Grahame originally told the stories contained within the book to his son at bedtime?
- Grahame's son, Alistair, was blind in one eye, and had impaired vision in the other? Always troubled, he committed suicide days before his 20th birthday.
- Winnie the Pooh creator A.A. Milne was such a big fan that he would read it to guests at parties?
- The Wind in the Willows was the last major work that Grahame wrote?
Hmmmm, not so many interesting facts this time. Oh well, here's a fun clip that is not from the Disney version.