Wind in the Willows makes iPad move

Classic novel to appear on iPhone and iPad in time for Christmas.
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Classic book The Wind in the Willows has been turned into an app for iPad and iPhone devices.

Over 190 fully illustrative interactive pages bring the story to life like never before, with readers being able to drive Toad's motor car, make the tyres squeal, crash it into hedges and plunge it over cliffs.

The app was put together by a three-man team comprising an award winning novelist, artist and computer programmer.

"From the start we insisted that the story must remain at the heart of the project," said writer Sam North. "Everyone knows what a great, well-loved tale it is. I set out to capture its essence and not be seduced into overpowering the writing with special effects."

Computer programmer Bobby Gilbert added: "We fell under the spell of the book - its characters, its humour, the wonderful eccentric lyricism of the words. It absorbed us; we had to do justice to it."

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