Puck of Pook's Hill (Hardcover)
|Author: Rudyard Kipling|
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|The children were at the Theatre, acting to Three Cows as much as they could remember of Midsummer Night's Dream. Their father had made them a small play out of the big Shakespeare one, and they had rehearsed it with him and with their mother till they co|
Rudyard Kipling was the creator of short stories, poetry, and novels. In 1907 he became the first English writer to win the Nobel Prize, although much of his writing for adults has since been labeled imperialist, fascist, and racist. Kipling was born to English parents and lived in India until he was 6 years old. At that time, he was sent to England, where he lived with a foster family, although he made frequent trips back to India. He married an American woman with whom he moved to the United States, where he wrote some of his best-known works for children including "The Jungle Book" and "Kim". He eventually returned to England where he wrote "Just So Stories". He wrote his last book for children, "Rewards and Fairies", in 1910--many believe that the death of his daughter, Josephine, may have been a factor in this decision. He won the Nobel Prize in literature in 1907.