Mad Press Parrot Makes Limited Edition Artists Books

Mad Parrot Press

Books, the Old Way, By Hand.


Two fine press printers, a parrot, and a book.

It’s ink and paper alchemy.

Illustration by Vladimir Zimakov proposed for “The Piper at the Gates of Dawn” chapter of

Mad Parrot Press’ upcoming The Wind in the Willows.

Mad Parrot Press is honored to announce that Professor Peter Hunt will write the foreword to its fine-press limited edition of Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows.

Peter Hunt, Professor Emeritus in Children’s Literature at Cardiff University has lectured Children’s Literature at over 120 universities in 20 countries, from Finland to New Zealand. The International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts presented him with its Distinguished Scholarship Award in 1995, and in 2003 he won the International Brothers Grimm Award for services to children’s literature from the International Institute for Children’s Literature, Osaka.  He has edited the Oxford University Press World’s Classics editions of Bevis, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and The Wind in the Willows. His books have been translated into Arabic, Chinese, Danish, Persian, Greek, Japanese, Korean, and Portuguese.

Professor Hunt wrote the Introduction to the 1985 and revised 2010 of The Oxford World’s Classics edition of Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows.

The Mad Parrot limited edition will also showcase eminent artist Vladimir Zimakov. (

Mad Parrot Press is a partnership between Deep Wood Press in Mancelona, Michigan and Chester River Press in Chestertown, Maryland. Their 2010 co-production of Joseph Conrad’s The Heart of Darkness won the Carl Hertzog Award for excellence in book design. Mad Parrot will also be publishing a limited edition of E. M. Forster’s The Machine Stops in late 2019-2020.

Seventy-five copies will be available for sale at $2,000. Mad Parrot will provide further details as the book goes into production: see www.madparrot and

Here, Peter Hunt encapsulates The Wind in the Willows for Oxford Classic


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