Search Results: "Rudyard Kipling"


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IF by Rudyard Kipling
by Rudyard Kipling, illustrated by Giovanni Manna
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"The poem is widely available in collections, but this rendition—an ethereal alternative to the edition illustrated with photographs by Charles R. Smith, Jr. (2007)—makes a lovely keepsake. (introduction) (Picture book. 8-12)"
Though at times symbolic or only obliquely related to the adjacent lines, Manna's graceful images lend luminous visual notes to Kipling's stately prescription for maturity. Read full book review >

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JUST SO STORIES by Rudyard Kipling
Released: April 15, 2014

"A triumph. (Short stories. 5 & up)"
Wallace follows up his first volume of reillustrated Kipling pourquois tales (2013) with its companion. Read full book review >

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JUST SO STORIES by Rudyard Kipling
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"An elegant, timeless treatment for all those best beloved. (Short stories. 5 & up)"
A sunset-colored cover beckons readers to a newly illustrated edition of the classic collection. Read full book review >

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RIKKI-TIKKI-TAVI by Rudyard Kipling
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"A fine introduction to a masterpiece. (Fiction/Picture book. 4+)"
One of the most beautifully crafted, suspenseful, and appealing of all children's stories, this selection from The Jungle Book is handsomely set in a large volume illustrated in a smooth, generalized style. Read full book review >

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THE ELEPHANT'S CHILD by Rudyard Kipling
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"There is no excuse for tampering with it. (Incidentally, this is Bolam's debut, and she looks like a promising illustrator: vigorous bold line and vibrant, sophisticated colors in collage- like blocks.) (Picture book. Not recommended for any age—it's not all right, Best Beloved. Do you see?)"
No, no, and, again, no! Read full book review >

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THE ELEPHANT’S CHILD by Rudyard Kipling
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2007

"The art is more inviting than the strange scenes in John Rowe's edition (1995), but in the end, this one is extra, considering the several other abridged versions available, and the full one illustrated by Lorinda Bryan Cauley (1983). (Picture book/short story. 6-9)"
Sinuous lines make a unifying visual motif for Patterson's dark, richly colored pastels in this lightly abridged version of the classic tale. Read full book review >

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RIKKI-TIKKI-TAVI by Rudyard Kipling
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Pinkney puts his heart into a story he loves, and makes it live again. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Pinkney dwells on this story of Rikki-tikki-tavi, the sensible, brave mongoose adopted by an English family living in India. Read full book review >

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JUST SO STORIES by Rudyard Kipling
Released: Oct. 30, 1991

"An excellent edition for home or library. (Fiction. 4+)"
An unusually handsome presentation of these classic stories, with sophisticated woodcuts that will commend it especially (but not exclusively) to older children. Read full book review >

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IF by Rudyard Kipling
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 27, 2007

"There's no source note for this very popular and widely parodied verse, but Smith's personal afterword is approachable and thoughtful. (Picture book/poetry. 9-14)"
Smith freshens the tired "sports as life" metaphor with a combination of eye-catching graphic design, compelling sports photography and Kipling's classic inspirational poem. Read full book review >

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THE JUNGLE BOOK by Rudyard Kipling
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2005

"An ideal replacement for the edition of these tales illustrated by Inga Moore (1992), and other edited versions. (Fiction. 9-11)"
Printed on heavy, coated stock, with wide floral borders adding further notes of luxury, these three complete tales from Kipling's classic, with attendant verses, get both sumptuous packaging and a generous helping of small, finely detailed illustrations. Read full book review >

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THE COMPLETE JUST SO STORIES by Rudyard Kipling
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"A mixed success, but surely of interest. (Fiction. 4+)"
An edition distinguished by: (1) an intelligent introduction by scholar Neil Philip, pointing out the tales' links with Kipling family history and quoting a parody that appeared in Punch when they were first published (a ``Very-Nearly Story'' in which the ```defatigable Ruddikip'' addresses young ``Approximately Invaluable'' in ``decapitated polysyllables''); (2) two stories not included before: ``The Tabu Tale,'' a third story about Taffy (very long, even longer than ``The Cat...'' and the most didactic of all—Taffy learns to be still so that her father can hunt, one result being that it's possible to save her from a wolf), and ``Ham and the Porcupine,'' a why story that takes place on Noah's ark; (3) oversumptuous illustrations. Read full book review >

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THE BEGINNING OF THE ARMADILLOS by Rudyard Kipling
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"A terrific, sophisticated introduction to Kipling. (Picture book/folklore. 6-9)"
Invite readers again to visit the High and Far-Off Times in this piece culled from the Just So Stories. Read full book review >