Kenneth Grahame never abandoned the idea that childhood should remain untainted and unspoiled. After his son was born, Grahame was determined to lavish the boy with all of the affection and magic that a Victorian child should have. Grahame spun tales of fantastic wonder to pass the idle time, and send his child to sleep.
Grahame later compiled those stories into a book, so that other children might enjoy the tales. Little did he realize that his masterpiece, The Wind in the Willows, would later become a cornerstone of children's literature. And unfortunately, Kenneth had no idea that his book would become a poignant memorial as well, earning his place in the hallowed canon of children's fantasy.
This biography tells the incredible life behind the man.