WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY PHILIP PULLMANHave you ever wondered how the leopard got his spots? Or how the camel got his hump? Rudyard Kipling?s witty and beautifully written stories explain these secrets and many more and introduce such memorable characters as the Elephant?s Child, the Cat that Walked by Himself and the Butterfly that Stamped.
Rudyard Kipling's original extraordinary tales, fully illustrated by the author
Beautifully planned, hauntingly written, these chapters hold a thrilling intensity The most striking novel in its genre since"Tom s Midnight Garden.""" Times Literary Supplement, "on"When Marnie was There""
Rudyard Kipling was born in India in 1865. After intermittently moving between India and England during his early life, he settled in the latter in 1889, published his novel The Light That Failed in 1891 and married Caroline (Carrie) Balestier the following year. They returned to her home in Brattleboro, Vermont, where Kipling wrote the two Jungle Books and Captains Courageous. He continued to write prolifically and was the first Englishman to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1907, but his later years were darkened by the death of his son John at the Battle of Loos in 1915. He died in 1936.