Animal Stories – by Rudyard Kipling
Animal Stories – by Rudyard Kipling features some of the best-loved animal tales of all time. ‘The Camel’s Hump’, ‘The Cat That Walked By Himself’ and ‘The White Seal’ are just some of the enchanting tales collected together in Animal Stories, which includes that most remarkable and endearing creation ‘Rikki-tikki-tavi’. Originally intended for children, these imaginative and inspired writings are just as suitable for adults and will delight readers of all ages. These wonderful classic tales are accompanied by the fantastic illustrations of by Stuart Tresilian.
Joseph Rudyard Kipling (1865 – 1936) was a seminal English writer of short stories, novelist, and poet. After the success of The Jungle Book, he became an immensely popular writer and poet for children and adults. His subsequent publications included Stalky and Co. (1899), Kim (1901), Just so Stories (1902), Puck of Pook’s Hill (1906), and The Brushwood Boy (1907). Despite having turned down many honours in his lifetime, including a knighthood and the poet laureateship, in 1907, he accepted the Nobel Prize for Literature – the first English author to be so honoured. He is most famous for his poems concerning British soldiers in India and his wonderful children’s stories.