Kenneth Grahame has produced a wonder. Each time I read this book its descriptions of characters, food and especially homes enthrall me. As this tale doesn’t use a lot of adventure, the animals’ wide personalities help to keep it alive! The glorious use of personification has really hooked me. For instance, the kind and amiable Mr. Badger actually fighting with a sword! You could not, should not, would not miss out on reading this story. Though I admit that this isn’t exactly a Hitler’s Angel (which you can read my review on) kind of book with tons of adventure, Mr Toad‘s funny and conceited personality is enough to have you in stitches, even in the hospital! If you do read this book, (which I really hope you will) then I hope you enjoy it as much as I have when I read it time and time again.
Hitler’s Angel is bewitching, and its powerful speech has kept me hooked on to this bundle of phrases like a chain. The author has not wasted a single word of speech, and I also like the way the story is told from third person. The tale itself is a bit like string, weaving around you so you feel wound up with excitement, jealousy, sadness and relief. When the now code named Leni and Otto Fischer are asked to embark on a mission to rescue a girl named Anjelika from the confinement of an orphanage in World War II, danger and excitement pop out from every crack in the pavement as Otto and Leni travel with a girl who knows nothing about herself, not even that she might be the only person who could put a stop the seemingly endless war….