’If I were asked to say what is at once the most important production of Art and the thing most to be longed for, I should answer, A beautiful house; and if I were further asked to name the production next in importance and the thing nest to be longed for, I should answer, A beautiful book.’– William Morris.
This special Puffin Classics edition of The Wind in the Willows has been inspired by the Victoria and Albert Museum’s collection of the work of Arts and Crafts pioneer William Morris (1834 – 1896). Morris was well known for his wallpaper and fabric designs, and for his mastery of colour. Illustrator Liz Catchpole has selected Morris patterns from the V&A archive and introduced new artwork inspired by the collection to bring Kenneth Grahame’s treasured, timeless story to life. The collaboration between Puffin Classics and the V&A is all the more fitting because of the Museum’s support of children’s stories through its National Library – which contains every book published in this collection – and the V&A Museum of Childhood. This beautiful edition of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is a stunning tribute to William Morris and classic children’s literature.
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