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Book Title: The Elephant's Child: And Other Just So Stories|
The author of the book: Rudyard Kipling
Edition: Dover Publications
Date of issue: December 31st 1993
ISBN 13: 9780486278216
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 938 KB
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Reader ratings: 6.1
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Just so Stories is full of colorful tales of how things came to be. Though some stories have words that are just right for the situation others become more confusing with ill placed, advanced vocabulary. The stories included are just right for reading out loud, seeing as it loses its lyrical ring when read alone. There is the downside that the vocabulary may be a little too much for most children to follow along, so my recommended age for this book is 9-12. Happy reading, O my Best Beloved.
Added Review by a 9 year old.
I thought it was a really good book. It had some parts that were really funny, but there were a few parts I couldn't understand. I would recommend this book to people who would like to read to another person.
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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."
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