#DailyBookQuote : 8th April 2013
– Rudyard Kipling’s Just So Stories
Rudyard Kipling was born in Bombay and India always remained an integral part of his stories, he was an English short-story writer, poet, and novelist chiefly remembered for his tales and poems of British soldiers in India, and his tales for children. He was 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’s own drawings, with their long, funny captions, illustrate his hilarious explanations of How the Camel Got His Hump, How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin, How the Armadillo Happened, and other animal How’s. He began inventing these stories in his American wife’s hometown of Brattleboro, Vermont, to amuse his eldest daughter and they have served ever since as a source of laughter for children everywhere.
- A rediscovery of Rudyard Kipling (writingmeintoexistence.wordpress.com)
- Rudyard Kipling: His Life’s Works (historicalwritings.wordpress.com)
- Kipling’s Cache (tuffgeo.wordpress.com)