25 Reads of Xmas #5

Every day in December leading up to Christmas we’ll be reading a book to enjoy the season. Join us as we enjoy seasonal reads that are perfect to celebrate the holidays!

If you’re a fan of classic English literature, you’ll enjoy this next holiday read.

William Horwood returns to the willows with this heartwarming tale that celebrates the holidays with old-fashioned cheer. In this new novel, Mole, Ratty, and Toad are ready to discuss the Christmas season. They can’t wait to enjoy the spirit of generosity and friendship together. Until the irritating Mrs. Ffleshe arrives and suddenly the holiday has turned into a much more pompous affair that treads on all of Toad’s fun. He can hardly be wild and colorful when he’s always being told to “do this” and “do that”. Mole and Ratty want their good friend to be happy, but what starts out as a charming plan to make the holidays a little better turns into a rather mad dash that ends with the trio facing jail once more and the question: what are they going to do to fix this Christmas?

I’ve always been a huge fan of The Wind in the Willows since I read it for required reading years and years ago, so I enjoyed reading through this book. It’s always great to return to the riverbank to visit the charming anthropomorphic animals that captured our hearts the first time. Pick this up for a sentimental trip through the past as well as an enjoyable holiday read filled with all sorts of mischief and magic!

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