Rudyard Kipling is best-know for his poems
and stories set in India during the period
of British Imperial rule.
|Cast of MY BOY JACK|
|A young Rudyard Kipling|
His enduring classics, the two JUNGLE BOOKS (his imaginative collections of short stories that include "Mowgli" and "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi") and CAPTAINS COURAGEOUS, are timeless and well-told. My children especially enjoyed Kipling's fables, JUST SO STORIES - titled because his young daughter Josephine (who sadly died of pneumonia at age six) wanted the tales repeated to her "just so".
|Rudyard and Caroline's three children: |
Josephine, John, and Elsie
(National Trust archives)
|THE JUNGLE BOOKS|
|JUST SO STORIES|
In 1916, Kipling's SEA WARFARE was published, which contained a poetic tribute to his son Jack.