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May 16 , 2011

Rudyard Kipling: The Jungle Book, Kim, Captains Courageous


The Jungle Book is Rudyard Kipling's beloved story of Mowgli, the jungle boy rescued and raised by tigers in the heart of the jungle. His tales feature such unforgettable creatures such as Baloo, the kindly brown bear; Bagheera, the graceful black panther; and Kaa, the snake with the hypnotic stare. In addition, this timeless collection includes other favorites, such as “Rikki-Tikki-Tavi,” “The White Seal,” and “Toomai of the Elephants.”

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“For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack.” – - Rudyard Kipling, The Jungle Book The Jungle Book Rudyard KIPLING (1868 - 1936) This classic children's book by Rudyard Kipling tells the story of Mowgli, a young boy raised by…

Kim is Rudyard Kipling's tale of the orphan Kim, who makes his living by begging on the streets, knows how to scrounge up a hot meal in India's bustling city of Lahore, how to scamper catlike across rooftops, and disguise himself as a local and conceal his Anglo heritage.

Kim meets an aged Tibetan Lama on a journey to find the mythical "River of the Arrow."

Becoming his disciple, Kim joins the Lama to travel along the Grand Trunk Road.

Many chronicles have been written about life at sea, but few, if any, can compare with Rudyard Kipling’s masterpiece, Captains Courageous. It can be found on countless lists of the finest literary works of all time, and is one of his major achievements.

When rebellious Harvey Cheyne is suspended from boarding school, his businessman father takes him to Europe on a business trip.

When the spoiled boy falls overboard, he is saved from death by a humble fisherman, and forced by the captain of the fishing schooner to become a low-ranking member of the ship's crew alongside the captain's own son.

The gruff and hearty crew teach the young man to be worth his salt as they fish the waters off the Grand Banks of Newfoundland.


RUDYARD KIPLING (1865-1936) was a Nobel Prize winning English poet, short-story writer and novelist. Numerous authors were strongly influenced by Kipling's writing and Kipling has garnered high praise from writers as varied as Jorge Luis Borges, Poul Anderson, and Randall Jarrell who wrote that, “After you have read Kipling's best stories you realize that few men have written this many stories of this much merit, and that very few have written better stories.” His Captains Courageous, The Jungle Book and Kim, are regarded as masterworks.


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