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Book Title: The Mowgli Stories, Illustrated: From The Jungle Book Illustrated by NOAH BOYER|
The author of the book: Rudyard Kipling
Edition: Skylark Publishing Company
The size of the: 23.81 MB
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Date of issue: April 9th 2015
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I found this book at the children's section of the library, and was impressed that it said "unabridged" and that the language clearly hadn't been modernized at all. I sort of missed the part of the title that stated, "Mowgli's Story". So yes, those three stories were unabridged, and also included the poems that introduce and end each story. But it was not the complete and unabridged Jungle Books.
I read it to my 6-year old, who enjoyed both the stories and the illustrations, though he tuned out the poems and did gymnastics in bed instead. The language is old fashioned and complicated for a child, and I had to stop and explain things from time to time. On the bright side, it made it easy to gloss over some of the more brutal and grisly elements! And the stories themselves are timeless adventures with great characters.
My 9-year old was less enthralled, and only listened to part of the book. She did perk up at one point and enthusiastically agreed with me that Neil Gaiman must have been inspired by the Jungle Books when he wrote The Graveyard Book. There is one scene in particular that is straight out of the Jungle Book! But even that wasn't enough to keep her interest. She prefers graveyards and ghouls to jungles and monkeys. (Then again, so do I.)
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Read information about the authorJoseph Rudyard Kipling was a journalist, short-story writer, poet, and novelist.
Kipling's works of fiction include The Jungle Book (1894), Kim (1901), and many short stories, including The Man Who Would Be King (1888). His poems include Mandalay (1890), Gunga Din (1890), The Gods of the Copybook Headings (1919), The White Man's Burden (1899), and If— (1910). He is regarded as a major innovator in the art of the short story; his children's books are classics of children's literature; and one critic described his work as exhibiting "a versatile and luminous narrative gift".
Kipling was one of the most popular writers in the United Kingdom, in both prose and verse, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Henry James said: "Kipling strikes me personally as the most complete man of genius (as distinct from fine intelligence) that I have ever known." In 1907, at the age of 41, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, making him the first English-language writer to receive the prize, and its youngest recipient to date. He was also sounded out for the British Poet Laureateship and on several occasions for a knighthood, both of which he declined.
Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1907 "in consideration of the power of observation, originality of imagination, virility of ideas and remarkable talent for narration which characterize the creations of this world-famous author."
Kipling kept writing until the early 1930s, but at a slower pace and with much less success than before. On the night of 12 January 1936, Kipling suffered a haemorrhage in his small intestine. He underwent surgery, but died less than a week later on 18 January 1936 at the age of 70 of a perforated duodenal ulcer. Kipling's death had in fact previously been incorrectly announced in a magazine, to which he wrote, "I've just read that I am dead. Don't forget to delete me from your list of subscribers."