Who is Kenneth Grahame?

  • (noun): English writer (born in Scotland) of children's stories (1859-1932).
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Kenneth Grahame

Kenneth Grahame (8 March 1859 – 6 July 1932) was a Scottish writer, most famous for The Wind in the Willows (1908), one of the classics of children's literature. He also wrote The Reluctant Dragon; both books were later adapted into Disney films.

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    The clever men at Oxford
    Know all that there is to be knowed.
    But they none of them know one half as much
    As intelligent Mr. Toad!
    Kenneth Grahame (1859–1932)

    The world has held great Heroes,
    As history books have showed;
    But never a name to go down to fame
    Compared with that of Toad!
    —Kenneth Grahame (1859–1932)

    The real accomplishment of modern science and technology consists in taking ordinary men, informing them narrowly and deeply and then, through appropriate organization, arranging to have their knowledge combined with that of other specialized but equally ordinary men. This dispenses with the need for genius. The resulting performance, though less inspiring, is far more predictable.
    —John Kenneth Galbraith (b. 1908)