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The Second Jungle Book

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12 black-and-white illustrations. Classic Kipling short stories and verse, including the last of the Mowgli stories. How Fear Came, The Law of the Jungle, The Miracle of Purun Bhagat, A Song of Kabir, Letting in the Jungle, Mowgli's Song against People, The Undertakers, A Ripple Song, The King's Ankus, The Song of the Little Hunter, Quiquern, 'Angutivaun Taina', Red Dog, Chil's Song, The Spring Running, and The Outsong. According to Wikipedia: "Joseph Rudyard Kipling (1865 – 1936) was an English author and poet. Born in Bombay, British India (now Mumbai), he is best known for his works The Jungle Book (1894) and Rikki-Tikki-Tavi (1902), his novel, Kim (1901); his poems, including Mandalay (1890), Gunga Din (1890), If— (1910); and his many short stories, including The Man Who Would Be King (1888). He is regarded as a major "innovator in the art of the short story"; his children's books are enduring classics of children's literature; and his best works speak to a versatile and luminous narrative gift. Kipling was one of the most popular writers in English, in both prose and verse, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.[2] The author Henry James said of him: "Kipling strikes me personally as the most complete man of genius (as distinct from fine intelligence) that I have ever known." In 1907, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, making him the first English language writer to receive the prize, and to date he remains its youngest recipient. Among other honours, he was sounded out for the British Poet Laureateship and on several occasions for a knighthood, all of which he declined."

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