Save 15% on Rudyard Kipling titles

Rudyard Kipling

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Save 15% when you buy both Rudyard Kipling books

Our Rudyard Kipling set includes Just So Stories and The Jungle Book.

Just So Stories
How did the elephant get its trunk, and the camel his hump, and who gave the leopard its spots? In the Just So Stories, Kipling set out to satisfy the 'satiable curiosity' of his young readers with humour and imagination. The Elephant's Child wrestles with a crocodile on the banks of the 'great grey-green, greasy Limpopo river'; Stickly-Prickly hedgehog and Slow-and-Solid tortoise turn themselves into an armadillo to foil the predatory ambitions of Painted Jaguar; and the Ethiopian helps a Leopard to become invisible in the speckly shadows of the forest.
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The Jungle Book
First published in 1893—4, The Jungle Book has never lost its hold on the world’s imagination. It has been adapted for stage and screen, including the 1967 Disney animated film. A thrilling adventure about a boy learning to survive in the wild, it is also suffused with Kipling’s respect and affection for the natural world, and his imaginative portrayal of its complex rules and customs. He wrote that he put in the tales nearly everything he ‘knew or heard or dreamed about the Indian jungle’. Many of the names of the animals – Akela, Baloo, Shere Khan – come from the Hindi, as do many of the Jungle terms, like the word for rabies: ‘We call it hydrophobia, but they call it dewanee – the madness – and run.’
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Production Details

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  • Just So Stories
  • Bound in full cloth
  • 192 pages
  • Illustrated with Kipling's own drawings
  • Book size: 9½" x 6¼"

  • The Jungle Book
  • Bound in cloth
  • 192 pages
  • 16 colour plates by Maurice and Edward J. Detmold
  • Book size: 9½" × 6¼"

About Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling was born in Bombay in 1865. He began writing poems and stories as a teenager. In 1892 he married Carrie Balestier, and it was at her family home in Vermont that he began to write Captains Courageous and The Jungle Book. They moved to England in 1896. Eleven years later, Kipling became the youngest, and the first English, writer to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. He died in 1936 and was buried in Poets’ Corner, Westminster Abbey.

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