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    Hear the best stories ever written with Puffin Classics Audiobooks The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Rudyard Kipling's collection, Just So Stories. The delightful tales of whales and cats and kangaroos and crabs - everything from how the camel got in a humph (and got his hump!) to how the alphabet was invented. Enchanting and funny, these stories are brought to life by the fantastical narration of Tony...read more

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    Kipling's own drawings, with their long, funny captions, illustrate his hilarious explanations of How the Camel Got His Hump, How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin, How the Armadillo Happened, and other animal How's. He began inventing these stories in his American wife's hometown of Brattleboro, Vermont, to amuse his eldest daughter--and they have served ever since as a source of laughter for children...read more

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    Puck of Pook's Hill is an innocent and charming book that takes the listener on a journey through English history with a series of short, fantastical works. When two children happen across an ancient shrine, they unintentionally summon an impish sprite named Puck also known as Robin Goodfellow. To their wonderment, the fairy conjures up the past, taking them on ten magical adventures: they visit Roman Britain and the legion guarding Hadrian's Wall, the thirteenth-century court of King John and the Old England from the time of William the Conqueror. Here are stories of lost treasures, epic battles, mysterious cults and daring piracy. Interspersed with Kipling's lyrical poetry, Puck of Pook's...read more

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    Four short stories are included in this volume of Kipling works, they are (1) MOWGLI'S BROTHERS- Mowgli, a small boy, is found orphaned in the jungle by wolves and raised by them. (2) KAA'S HUNTING - Mowgli is kidnapped by the Bandar-log (monkeys) and rescued by Kaa, a python. (3) THE WHITE SEAL - The community of seals believe a great white seal will come, and deliver them from the wrath of the seal hunters. (4) RIKKI TIKKI TAVI - A young mongoose defends his human family against a pair of marauding...read more

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    In a remote part of 19th-century Afghanistan, two British adventurers pursue their ambition to rule an empire. Using betrayal, threats and guns they win the respect of a primitive tribe and become worshipped as Gods, until one day they draw blood and the game is up. The Man Who Would Be King is an action-packed tale about the pitfalls of colonialism and the temptations and evils of power. This volume also includes the stories The Phantom Rickshaw, The Strange Ride of Morrowbie Jukes, The Mark of the Beast and many...read more

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    Rudyard Kipling. With our almost religious zeal to categorise and pigeon hole everything it should come as little surprise that one of the poems we learnt at school should so regularly be voted the best ever poem. Whether 'If..' deserves that credit or not is irrelevant to this empire wandering artist who was not only a fine story teller but a great poet of the Empires, its people and views. This volume pulls together many of his best loved and most well known works for your listening pleasure and is read for you by Richard Mitchley, Gideon Wagner, Tim Graham and Ghizela Rowe. The poems are; Rudyard Kipling - An Introduction; If; Mandalay; Our Fathers Also; Gentleman Rankers; Fuzzy...read more

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    Written by Rudyard Kipling, the popular British Victorian writer, these origin stories are fantasised tales written with a delightful sense of whimsy that charms adults and children alike. These excellent readings by Ghizela Rowe & TimGraham makes it abundantly clear why they have become such special classics that continue to tantalise and excite the...read more

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    Rudyard Kipling's 'The Man Who Would Be King'. This rich wonderfully written classic features two opportunists who venture into remote Central Asia with the intention of acquiring a country to rule. Their adventures meet with surprising initial success but then..... This story is widely regarded as a masterpiece. Its combination of an excellently delivered tale interwoven with deeper speculations is outstanding. This story is read for you by Richard Mitchley who has worked in theatres throughout Britain as well as the BBC and ITV and his own Mayfly Theatre...read more

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    Rudayrd Kipling was one of the most popular writers of prose and poetry in the late 19th and 20th century and awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1907. Born in Bombay on 30th December 1865 but, as was the custom of the British in India, he and his sister were sent back to England when he was 5. The ill treatment and cruelty by the couple who they boarded with in Portsmouth, Kipling himself suggested contributed to the onset of his literary life. This was further enhanced by his return to India at the age of 16 to work on a local paper as not only did this result in writing constantly but also made him explore issues of identity and national allegiance which pervade much of his...read more

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    Rudyard Kipling's classic collection of short stories for children, offers fantastic explanations for the origins of certain animals' characteristics, why tides ebb and flow and even how the alphabet was invented. Following the conventions of traditional folklore and legends, Just So Stories have deliberately fanciful narratives with intent of teaching a moral lesson, but providing enough entertainment to make the lesson palatable. Table of Contents: 1. How the Whale Got his Throat 2. How the Camel Got its Hump 3. How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin 4. How the Leopard Got its Spots 5. The Elephant's Child 6. The Sing-Song of Old Man Kangaroo 7. The Beginning of the...read more

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    Three stories by Rudyard Kipling, all about the marvelous nature of elephants. In "The Elephant's Child", we learn how the elephant got his trunk--one of the favorite tales from the Just-So Stories. In "Moti Guj, Mutineer," we learn what happens when an elephant has made a bargain--and humans have failed to do their part! In "Toomai of the Elephants," we learn how a special child and his relationship to a special elephant allow him to see something no one in the world has ever seen before. These marvelous stories, told with wit and wonder by Rudyard Kipling, are for young and old of all ages. A Freshwater Seas...read more

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    Rudyard Kipling - A Selection Of Ghost Stories. Rudyard Kipling that great Victorian, that great writer of Empire, that great man; from 'The Jungle Book' to 'The Man Who Would Be King' to a great and voluminous poet with works of the calibre of 'If' and 'On The Road To Mandalay' here shows us another facet of his truly incredible talents; that of Ghost Stories. Collected for the pleasure of your thoughts are a selection of chilling, disturbing but always entertaining stories from a man at the top of his craft and always aware of his affect on the minds of us mere mortals. These stories are read for you by Richard Mitchley and Ghizela...read more

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    In these two tales drawn from the magical world of the jungles of India, Rudyard Kipling explores issues of good and evil, courage and honor, materialism and spirituality. In "The King's Ankus", the wolf-boy Mowgli confronts a treasure made long ago by humankind--treasure for which humankind will kill, and kill, and kill again. In "The Miracle of Purun Bhagat", a man who has known wealth, and power, and great responsibility casts all that aside for the humble life of a wandering beggar-priest--until circumstances bring him once more to take command and save life. A Freshwater Seas...read more

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    Dick Heldar is well known for the drawings he sends home to the London papers from wars in exotic places like Sudan. When he returns to London, he attempts to make a career for himself as a serious artist and re-encounters his childhood sweetheart, Maisie. Then he learns that a minor problem with his eyes is actually the onset of an incurable blindness, the result of a head injury during the war. As his vision fails, the light of everything around him-his life, hopes, and dreams-fails with it. Terrible choices must be made between the love of a woman and the love of the men who stood by him at the front. AUTHOR Rudyard Kipling Joseph Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was popular author and...read more

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    They, published in 1905, is a somber short story that recalls a tragedy of Kipling's own life--the sudden death of his daughter, Josephine. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Joseph Rudyard Kipling (December 30, 1865 ' January 18, 1936) was an English author and poet, born in Bombay, India. He is regarded as a major "innovator in the art of the short story"; his children's books are enduring classics of children's literature; and his best work speaks to a versatile and luminous narrative gift. Kipling was one of the most popular writers in English, in both prose and verse, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The author Henry James famously said of him: "Kipling strikes me personally...read more

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    Three superb ghost stories by master storyteller, Rudyard Kipling. The Finest Story in the World: When the young bank clerk Charlie Mears comes up with an innovative idea for a new story, he has no notion just how amazing his tale is. Inspired by dreams which are memories of former lives, he takes us back to the vivid and brutal world of ancient Greece. But Charlie's own literary skill is not equal to the task of writing his novel. His friend must take on the challenge of extracting the finest tale in the world from the reluctant and ever-distracted brain of the young clerk. But just as there seems to be some progress, something most unexpected occurs.... The Finest Story in the World:...read more

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    Joseph Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was an English journalist, short-story writer, poet, and novelist. Mary Postgate is a horrifying story, and like much of Kipling's work it can be interpreted in different ways. It was written as propaganda in 1915 during World War I against the background of German atrocities and massacres in France, and just after German aircraft had engaged in bombing raids on English towns. Mary Postgate was intended to inspire English readers with just such cold-blooded courage and ruthlessness as Mary herself displays. It is also, however, a portrait of a woman who finds release from societal, psychological, and sexual pressures in the context of war: the deaths of...read more

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    Drawing from the oral storytelling traditions of India and Africa, Nobel Prize winner Rudyard Kipling's vigorous, amusing tales offer imaginative answers to unanswered questions about animals and provide little pearls of wisdom. Kipling began inventing these stories in his American wife's hometown of Brattleboro, Vermont, to amuse his eldest daughter. Over 100 years later, these classic tales, filled with playfully clever animals and people, are still entertaining children and adults alike. "How the Camel Got His Hump," "How the Leopard Got His Spots," and "How the Alphabet Was Made" are just three of the twelve enlightening short stories. ** Please contact member services for...read more

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    Rudyard Kipling

    Nobel Laureate Rudyard Kipling provides a rare study of the exotic opulence and the political conflict of British-ruled India in this classic story of the friendship between a British boy and an Indian priest. This is Kipling's only full-length novel, and it offers young adults an excellent study of the Oriental landscape, the literary style, and the recurring themes of one of this century's greatest...read more

  • Rudyard Kipling

    Written by Rudyard Kipling, the popular British Victorian writer, these origin stories are fantasised tales written with a delightful sense of whimsy that charms adults and children alike. These excellent readings by Ghizela Rowe & TimGraham makes it abundantly clear why they have become such special classics that continue to tantalise and excite the...read more