[Surfnetkids: 22 Dec 2010] Rudyard Kipling

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#1. December 22, 2010

Barbara J. Feldman
Dear Reader,

You are lucky you can’t get my germs via email! Being sick for my husband’s 55th birthday and my daughter’s winter break visit has been a bit disappointing! But, I am finally on the mend, and looking forward to a HEALTHY New Year.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a very healthy New Year!

See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
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#2. Rudyard Kipling

by Barbara J. Feldman

Rudyard Kipling Printable (** for premium members only)

Rudyard Kipling (1865 – 1936) is a British author, famed for short stories, poems and tales of the British Empire in India. Children may know him best for “The Jungle Book”, a collection of stories first published in magazines in 1893, made into a Disney animated movie in 1967, and then the TV show TaleSpin in 1990. Kipling won the 1907 Nobel Prize in Literature.

Google eBookstore: Rudyard Kipling
These free ebooks from the Google eBookstore include Kipling’s books of stories and poems, as well as books written about him. For example, you’ll find “The Jungle Book”, “Just So Stories”, “Kim”, and hundreds more. You can read any of these in a browser, or on a variety of handhelds such as the Android, iPhone and Ipad. For other ebook devices (Sony Reader, the Nook and the Kindle) downloads are available in both EPUB and PDF. Google provides instructions for downloading to Sony Reader and the Nook. Kindle readers unfamiliar with reading ebooks in these formats, will have to “google” it to find instructions elsewhere.

The Kipling Society
This illustrated biography from the Kipling Society, although just one page long, is one of the most detailed found online, outside of Wikipedia. The site includes more than 400 poems (in alphabetical order from The Absent-minded Beggar to The Young British Soldier), dozens of reader guides, and an extensive bibliography of books about Kipling and his work. “Rudyard Kipling’s reputation grew from phenomenal early critical success to international celebrity, then faded for a time as his conservative views were held by some to be old-fashioned. The balance is now being restored. More and more people are coming to appreciate his mastery of poetry and prose, and the sheer range of his work.”

Nobelprize.org: Rudyard Kipling
Kipling won the 1907 Nobel Prize in Literature “in consideration of the power of observation, originality of imagination, virility of ideas and remarkable talent for narration which characterize the creations of this world-famous author”. Visit Nobelprize.org for a Kipling biography, bibliography, and a rare two-minute video of Kipling addressing the Canadian Author’s Association.

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#6. Quote of the Week

“Borrow trouble for yourself, if that’s your nature, but don’t lend it to your neighbors.” ~~ Rudyard Kipling ~~ (30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936) English author. Click here for more Rudyard Kipling quotes.

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