If you are watching the Korean Drama When the Weather is Fine, then you should be curious about the book that was referenced in the first two episodes and also happens to be Eun-seob’s favorite book that he has multiple copies of.
That book is The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Graham which is a 1908 children’s novel that tells the tale of a Toad, a Mole, a Badger, and a Rat whom live along the Thames Valley in Edwardian England. They are adorable in that they wear top hats and morning coats and live in houses and drive cars and do all the things that Edwardian people do in that time.
This book is one of the most famous English novels of all time and has been reprinted dozens of times (just look at the image above for a smattering of covers I found). I have never read this book, or even heard of it, but you better believe that I want to read it now. And good news, it is free online!
But if you absolutely want the book version, then you can buy it for 0.99 cents on Kindle or $7.95 for a print book. The version that Eun-seob says is his favorite illustrated one is Patrick Benson’s illustrated version.
From what I gather about this book – it doesn’t even have any kids in it soOoOoOo I am hesitant to say that it is for kids. Add drinking, smoking, speeding, gallivanting, and breaking out of jail into the mix and you basically have an R rated movie right there, though Bugs Bunny had all those things in his cartoons, so it’s probably on point. One thing is for sure, it makes me think that this is an amazing read so I might try and check it out.