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Kipling : A Selection of His Stories and Poems, Vol. I
Kipling A Selection of His Stories and Poems Vol I Author:John Beecroft Illustrated by Richard M. Powers — The finest examples of Rudyard Kilpling's works appear in the two-volume colection. Here is a sample of all his varied talents, chosen to convey his power and range. One of his four full-length books insluded in this first volumn is the immortal "Kim," considered by many to be his masterpiece. Kipling has cap... more »tured all the vibrant excitement of life captured all the vibrant excitement of life in India in this story of the old llama and his prescocious disciple.
Puck of Pook's Hill recounts Dan's and Una's adventures with Puck, "The oldest Old Thing." Told with whimsical reailty, the nearly forgotten hitstory and spirit of Old Edgland come to like again.
The Leopard who change his spots, the Yellow-Dog Dingo, and the Camel who got his humps area some of the delightful characters in the "Just So Stories," and the author's magic gift for making animals talk convincingly is part of their unique charm.
Mowgli, the "Wolf-Boy"; the murderious tiger, Shere Khan; and Kaa, the wise and terrible python, are a fre of the inhabitats of the "Jungle Book,"and no ohter writerhas ever been able to duplicate Kipling's persuasive genius for describing the luch, steaming word of the jungle.« less