Rudyard Kipling
Rudyard Kipling was born in Bombay, India, to British parents on December 30, 1865. In 1871 Rudyard and his sister, Trix, aged three, were left to be cared for by a couple in Southsea, England. Five years passed before he saw his parents again. His sense of desertion and despair were later expressed in his story "Baa Baa, Black Sheep" (1888), in his novel The Light That Failed (1890), and in his autobiography, Something of Myself (1937). As late as 1935, Kipling still spoke bitterly of the "House of Desolation" at Southsea: "I should like to burn it down and plough the place with salt." Kipling and his wife settled in Brattleboro, Vermont, where Kipling wrote The Jungle Book (1894), The Second Jungle Book (1895), and most of Captains Courageous (1897). By this time Kipling's popularity and financial success were enormous. In 1899 the Kiplings settled in Sussex, England, where he wrote some of his best books: Kim (1901), Just So Stories (1902), and Puck of Pook's Hill (1906). In 1907 he received the Nobel Prize for Literature. By the time he died, on January 18, 1936, critical opinion was deeply divided about his writings, but his books continue to be read by thousands.
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Author: Rudyard Kipling | Narrator: Full Cast and Ralph Lister
Release Date: October 02, 2018
Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Books are the basis for the major motion picture Mowgli, in theaters October 2018 starring Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch, Freida Pinto, and Rohan Chand

The story of Mowgli, the abandoned "man-cub" who is brought up by wolves in the jungles of Central India, is one of the greatest literary myths ever created.
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Author: Rudyard Kipling | Narrator: Jim Weiss
Release Date: May 24, 2011

A dozen fables by one of the world’s great storytellers.
 
The twelve magical JUST SO STORIES tell, how the leopard got his spots. Why the rhinoceros  has his wrinkly skin. Why is a kangaroo very fast on land. Why won't cats come when they're called.

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