The Wind in the Willows, originally written by Kenneth Grahame in 1908, is a beloved children’s novel that follows the river tale of Mole, Rat, Toad, and Badger. The Wind in the Willows of Bucks County, our modernized-but-faithful reimagining, places these characters in the heart of Bucks County and pays homage to our beautiful region. Evoking pride and sense of place, recognizable and preserved landmarks from our area are peppered throughout the story. Exquisite painting pages and sketches provided by Bucks County’s renowned impressionist Alan Fetterman illuminate the story and further connect readers with the heritage of Bucks County.
This book is the result of a collaboration between a team of community philanthropists that includes artist Alan Fetterman, Geoff and Gretchen Jackson of the Vesta Fund, Michael Katz of Strider Nolan Media, Inc., and Linda Deeter of DeeterUSA working with Heritage Conservancy. Geoff and Gretchen Jackson’s Vesta Fund provided the funding for the printing of all books.
Each person brought their own passion and focus, and these interests combined to reflect the best of what our region has to offer: an appreciation for the arts, education, and our natural and historic places. Our team at Heritage Conservancy is proud to have played a part in bringing this legacy to our community.
Less than 200 copies of the collector’s edition leather-bound version of The Wind in the Willows of Bucks County are available to the public for a donation of $250 or more to Heritage Conservancy’s Keeping the Promise (KTP) fund. This book is a community gift and high-end collector’s item that will be cherished for years to come, and it is available just in time for the holidays.
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