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O Beloved Kids: Rudyard Kipling's Letters to His Children [Hardcover]

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Item description for O Beloved Kids: Rudyard Kipling's Letters to His Children by Rudyard Kipling & Elliot L. Gilbert...

Displaying the same verve and wit as the Just So Stories, thischarming collection brings together the series of lettersRudyard Kipling wrote to his children---his "dear people" as he called them---from 1906 to 1915. The correspondence with each child is eloquently presented---for Josephine, his daughter, who died at the age of six, the grief of whose loss almost stopped him from continuing with the stories; for his son John, who would become a young officer and be lost in the trenches of World War I, his father neverforgiving himself afterwards for having pushed him into the service; and for his second daughter, Elsie, who would marry but had no children of her own. The letters are peppered with many impromptu pen and ink sketches, stories, and poems, as well as brilliantly graphic descriptions of travel in Europe, Egypt, and Canada.

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Pages   218
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1" Width: 5.25" Height: 8.25"
Weight:   0.75 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Apr 28, 2008
Publisher   Little Books
ISBN  1904435807  
ISBN13  9781904435808  

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More About Rudyard Kipling & Elliot L. Gilbert

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Rudyard Kipling spent the first half of his life shuttling between India, the country of his birth, and England, where he achieved literary fame. He became the first English recipient of a Nobel Prize for Literature in 1907, two years before he wrote "If ."
Giovanni Manna was born in Florence, Italy, and has made illustrations for more than 80 books for children since 1995. He teaches watercolor at the International School of Illustration in Sarmede and was awarded the Andersen Prize for best Italian illustrator in 2003."

Rudyard Kipling lived in Bombay Bombay. Rudyard Kipling was born in 1865 and died in 1936.

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