The River Bank

Kij Johnson
fantasy > animal fantasy + fairy tale, childrens
The River Bank - Kij Johnson

A short novel. Illustrated Kathleen Jennings.

In this delightful dive into the bygone world of Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows staunch Mole, sociable Water Rat, severe Badger, and troublesome and ebullient Toad of Toad Hall are joined by a young mole lady, Beryl, and her dear friend, Rabbit. There are adventures, kidnappings, lost letters, and family secrets — lavishly illustrated throughout by award-winning artist Kathleen Jennings.

Praise for Kij Johnson:

The Fox Woman immediately sets the author in the front rank of today’s novelists.” — Lloyd Alexander

“Johnson has a singular vision and I’m going to be borrowing (stealing) from her.” — Sherman Alexie

“Johnson’s language is beautiful, her descriptions of setting visceral, and her characters compellingly drawn.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Johnson would fit quite comfortably on a shelf with Karen Russell, Erin Morgen-stern and others who hover in the simultaneous state of being both “literary” and “fantasy” writers.” — Shelf Awareness

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Release date: September 2017
Genres: fantasyanimal fantasy + fairy tale, childrens
Updated: September 29, 2017