With Classic starts, young readers can experience the wonder of timeless stories from an early age. Abridged for easier reading and carefully rewritten, each classic novel is filled with all the magic and excitement that made the original story a beloved favorite. Meet Toad, Mole, Rat, and Badger, four great pals who lived in the country. Whether they're rowing lazily on the river, defending Toad Hall from the wicked creatures of the Wild Wood, or getting a member of their group out of trouble - again! - they share rousing adventures and an enduring friendship that rises above species and lasts a lifetime.