In the Wake of the Willows


When a spooky nocturnal creature starts terrorizing the riverfront, Mr. Rat’s clever daughter sets to work solving the mystery and unmasking the culprit.  But that is only the beginning of the intrigue and adventure one summer on a New England coastal estuary in the 1920’s.

Lovingly illustrated, this new classic appeals to young and old alike.

Praise for In the Wake of the Willows:

“Charm, Fun, adventure; the sparkle of light on water and wit in words. Thurber layers his own deft imagination onto a beloved classic, and returns us to a world lost to most of us–one that he never left.”     –Dominique Browning, Writer, Editor emeritus House & Garden

“Nobody who ever read The Wind in the Willows wants it to ever end. Thank you, Frederick Thurber, for this delightfully worthy sequel, in a fresh new setting, and with gorgeous artwork by Amy Thurber. I love it!    –Sy Montgomery, Author of The Soul of the Octopus

Available at:

Hardcover: Available at quality local book stores, and online at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and more.

Audio: Available through Amazon, Audible and iTunes

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Luna Moth by Amy Thurber, graphite on paper, from In the Wake of the Willows, copyright 2020

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