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Rudyard Kipling - Author

Rudyard Kipling was born in Bombay in 1865. He was educated in England but returned to India as an adult and worked as a journalist. There, he produced stories, sketches and poems that made him a literary celebrity when he returned to England in 1888. After their marriage, Kipling and his wife moved to Vermont, where he wrote The Jungle Book. Published in 1894, it became a children's classic all over the world. Tales of every kind, including historical and science fiction, continued to flow from his pen, including Kim (1901) and the Just So Stories (1902). From 1902 Kipling made his home in Sussex, but continued to travel widely and caught his first glimpse of warfare in South Africa, where he reported in the Boer War. Kipling was the recipient of many honorary degrees and other awards. He was the first writer to be awarded the Nobel Prize, in 1907, and in 1926 he received the Gold Medal of the royal Society of Literature. Kipling died in 1936.

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Kim
Rudyard Kipling
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month October 2016 A complex and tightly woven spy story lies at the heart of Rudyard Kipling's classic adventure story set in India at the end of the eighteenth century. Kim, or Kimball O'Hara...
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Format: Paperback | Released 22/09/2016
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Rewards and Fairies
Rudyard Kipling
Set in the surroundings of his Sussex home, Bateman's, Rudyard Kipling's sparkling storytelling perfectly captures the myth and mystery of the English countryside.
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Format: Paperback | Released 19/05/2016
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Puck of Pook's Hill
Rudyard Kipling
A beautiful paperback edition of Rudyard Kipling's magical collection of stories and poems. Plucking figures from history to weave his magical stories, Puck takes the children from the Norman conquest to the signing of the Magna Carta. Set in the...
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Format: Paperback | Released 19/05/2016
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The Jungle Book
Rudyard Kipling - illustrated by MinaLima
Oh my, what an absolute treasure this is. Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book was first published in 1894 and now, over 120 years later, it's still capturing imaginations. This collectable, clothbound edition is not only complete and unabridged but has...
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Format: Hardback | Released 07/04/2016
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The Second Jungle Book
Rudyard Kipling - illustrated by John Lockwood Kipling
The new live-action version of The Jungle Book should send lots of children to read Kipling's stories of Mowgli, Baloo and Bagheera – let's hope so anyway because, to quote Rosemary Sutcliffe, ‘The child who has never run with Mowgli's...
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Format: Paperback | Released 10/03/2016
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The Macmillan Jungle Book - A Colouring Book
Rudyard Kipling
This beautifully produced colouring book contains all your favourite characters from Kipling's classic story - Mowgli, Baloo the Bear, Bagheera the Panther, Kaa the Snake, not forgetting the terrifying tiger, Shere Khan. Many of the drawings in this book were inspired...
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Format: Paperback | Released 10/03/2016
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Reader ReviewedThe Jungle Book
Rudyard Kipling
Mowgli, the little boy brought up in the jungle with the wolves, is one of the best-loved characters of fiction. His friends - and enemies – among the jungle animals include Baloo the sloth bear, Bagheera the panther, and Rikki-Tikki-Tavi,...
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Format: Paperback | Released 10/03/2016
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Just So Stories
Rudyard Kipling
These witty, inventive stories have delighted generations of children. Rudyard Kipling's classic stories are beautifully presented in this highly attractive edition that tells the story of how different animals have come by their characteristic - How the Leopard Got his...
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Format: Paperback | Released 10/03/2016
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The Jungle Book: Macmillan Classics Edition
Rudyard Kipling
Mowgli, the little boy brought up in the jungle with the wolves, is one of the best-loved characters of fiction. His friends - and enemies – among the jungle animals include Baloo the sloth bear, Bagheera the panther, and Rikki-Tikki-Tavi,...
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Format: Hardback | Released 09/10/2014
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Just So Stories
Rudyard Kipling - illustrated by Chris Riddell
Rudyard Kipling's classic stories are beautifully presented in this highly attractive edition enhanced with eight stunning colour illustrations by Chris Riddell as well as by Kipling's own illustrations – including his most famous one of The Elephant's Child. Kipling's versions...
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Format: Hardback | Released 07/11/2013
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The Jungle Book
Rudyard Kipling
The sights and smells of the jungle spring vividly to life in Rudyard Kipling's classic stories. Full of animal wisdom and lore, the three captivating stories in this collection tell of the early life of Mowgli, the little boy brought...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/08/2012
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The Jungle Book
Rudyard Kipling - illustrated by Maurice Detmold, Edward J. Detmold
This is a fabulous new edition of the original 1908 edition of Kipling's The Jungle Book complete with 16 colour plates some as double spreads which have been reproduced from an extremely scarce, original portfolio of watercolours and which have...
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Format: Hardback | Released 31/12/2010
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The Elephant's Child
Rudyard Kipling - illustrated by Geoffrey Patterson
A favourite of June 2011 Guest Editor Michael Morpurgo, who remembers this as: "The story my mother used to read me most often, because I asked for it again and again. I loved the sheer fun of it, the music...
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Format: Paperback | Released 24/09/2009
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The Jungle Book - Illustrated Edition
Rudyard Kipling
The sights and smells of the jungle spring vividly to life in Rudyard Kipling's classic stories. Full of animal wisdom and lore, the three captivating stories in this collection tell of the early life of Mowgli, the little boy brought...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2009
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The Jungle Book (Classics Illustrated)
Rudyard Kipling
One of a range of marvellous comic books created in the '50s and '60s now with artwork re-coloured and covers digitally enhanced for a new generation. Perfect Bound at a terrifically good value price. A message from the publisher:
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/05/2009
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The Jungle Book (with an Introduction by Christopher Paolini)
Rudyard Kipling
A magical adventure right in the heart of the jungle, The Jungle Book tells how a little boy child grows up in the care of some of the mightiest...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/03/2009
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Just So Stories (with an Introduction by Jonathan Stroud)
Rudyard Kipling
Chosen by Michael Morpurgo. Enchanting and funny, these fantastical stories of whales and cats, of kangaroos and crabs as well as many others, will take you on a journey to the boundaries of reality and beyond. With a superb introduction...
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Format: Paperback | Released 28/02/2008
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The Jungle Book
Rudyard Kipling
Probably one of the best known and best-loved classics has to be The Jungle Book. This Oxford edition is the original story. The unforgettable story of Mowgli, the man-cub, his jungle friends Baloo the Bear, Kaa the python and his...
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Format: Hardback | Released 02/08/2007
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The Jungle Book (Illustrated by Robert Ingpen)
Rudyard Kipling - illustrated by Robert Ingpen
This classic of which we are all familiar – the story of Mowgli the boy rescued and brought up in the jungle by wolves, of Rikki Tikki Tavi the mongoose amongst a number of other jungle stories – has been...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/08/2006
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