Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling

Born: 30/12/1865 Died: 18/01/1936 Gender: Male Genre: Children's Literature Occupation: Writer and poet

Rudyard Kipling was one of the most widely read authors of the early 20th century. His reputation as a poet and novelist has varied according to fashion: regarded widely in the late-19th century as an unofficial poet laureate of the British Empire, he was later criticised for vulgarity, jingoism and romanticising colonialism. However, his writing for children has never lost its appeal, and the Just So Stories for Little Children show him at his most inventive and engaging.

Image source: by Elliott & Fry, half-plate glass copy negative, 1924

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Rudyard Kipling’s Just So Stories

Title: Just So Stories Published: 1902 Format: Prose Period: Victorian Genre: Children's Literature Learn more
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