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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'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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    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

  • Rudyard Kipling

    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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    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

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    Three books of travel writing (between them covering the USA, Canada, Japan and Egypt) by the Nobel Prize winning author of the Just So Stories and the Jungle Book. Rudyard Kipling (an Englishman born and raised in India) offers an interesting outsider's view of the places he visits, candid and sharp witted, yet with a deep humanity. Letters of Travel comprises three books: From Tideway to Tideway 1892-95 contains pieces first published in the Times covering voyages across north America (USA and Canada) and in Japan; his Letters to the Family first appeared in the Morning Post, while Nash's Magazine was the first publisher of the articles (on Egypt and Sudan) in Egypt of the...read more

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    Children everywhere have read and loved Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book—and continue to do so. Here Blackstone offers this collection of moral fables in its entirety. Tales of Mowgli, the boy raised by animals in the exotic jungles of India; Rikki-tikki-tavi, a courageous young mongoose who battles the sinister black cobra Nag; Toomai, the boy who works with elephants; and more will delight listeners both young and old. These classic stories brim with adventure and thrills as the lively characters fend off ferocious tigers and deadly snakes, slip through the jungle to watch elephants dance, and seek refuge from dangerous hunters. "Though these marvelous tales were written in...read more

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    First published in 1899, Stalky and Co. is a collection of school stories based on author Rudyard Kipling's own experiences at the United Services College that shows how school is a pattern-maker for the experiences of life. ** Please contact member services for additional...read more

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    Nobel Prize-winning author Rudyard Kipling's brilliance is clearly on display in the five classic short stories contained in this...read more

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    On Midsummer Eve in a Sussex meadow, Dan and Una act out their version of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Suddenly, Puck, as old as Time itself, miraculously appears. The youngsters are swept into the past as Puck conjures up villages of long ago, filled with craftsmen, a Roman centurion, and a Norman knight. Rudyard Kipling's magical tale brings English history dramatically to life to captivate both the young and the young at...read more

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    This classic children's book by Rudyard Kipling tells the story of Mowgli, a young boy raised by wolves: his escapades and adventures with his dear friends Bagheera the panther and Baloo the bear, his capture by the Monkey-People, his attempt at reintegration into human society, and his ultimate triumph over the lame tiger Shere Khan. The account of Mowgli's adventures is followed by several short stories, including the tales of the brave white seal, Kotick, and the tenacious mongoose, Rikki-Tikki-Tavi. Packed with adventure and Jungle Law wisdom, this book has pervaded popular culture as the basis of many film and stage adaptations, including the popular Disney movie, and through its...read more

  • Rudyard Kipling

    This classic children's book by Rudyard Kipling tells the story of Mowgli, a young boy raised by wolves: his escapades and adventures with his dear friends Bagheera the panther and Baloo the bear, his capture by the Monkey-People, his attempt at reintegration into human society, and his ultimate triumph over the lame tiger Shere Khan. The account of Mowgli's adventures is followed by several short stories, including the tales of the brave white seal, Kotick, and the tenacious mongoose, Rikki-Tikki-Tavi. Packed with adventure and Jungle Law wisdom, this book has pervaded popular culture as the basis of many film and stage adaptations, including the popular Disney movie, and through its...read more