Rewards and Fairies

Rewards and Fairies Rudyard Kipling was an English author and poet Kipling was born in Bombay India Many of his works have an Indian flavor and setting His best known for his works The Jungle Book The Se
  • Title: Rewards and Fairies
  • Author: Rudyard Kipling
  • ISBN: 9781438503042
  • Page: 415
  • Format: Paperback
  • Rewards and Fairies
    Rudyard Kipling 18651936 was an English author and poet Kipling was born in Bombay, India Many of his works have an Indian flavor and setting His best known for his works The Jungle Book 1894 , The Second Jungle Book 1895 , and Just So Stories 1902 Kipling is the youngest author to receive a Nobel Prize Kipling wrote two connected story and poetry collections PRudyard Kipling 18651936 was an English author and poet Kipling was born in Bombay, India Many of his works have an Indian flavor and setting His best known for his works The Jungle Book 1894 , The Second Jungle Book 1895 , and Just So Stories 1902 Kipling is the youngest author to receive a Nobel Prize Kipling wrote two connected story and poetry collections Puck on Poohs Hill was published in 1906 and four years later Rewards and fairies Rewards and Fairies is the Sequel to Puck of Pooh s Hill It is full of historical adventures and fun The poem If is part of this collection and was voted Britians most favorite poem in 1995 Stories included are Cold Iron, Gloriana, The Wrong Thing, Marklake Witches, The Knife and the Naked Chalk, Brother Square Toes, A Priest In Spite of Himself, The Conversion of Sir Wilfred, A Doctor s Medicine, Simple Simon and The Tree of Justice
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    Joseph Rudyard Kipling was a journalist, short story writer, poet, and novelist.Kipling s works of fiction include The Jungle Book 1894 , Kim 1901 , and many short stories, including The Man Who Would Be King 1888 His poems include Mandalay 1890 , Gunga Din 1890 , The Gods of the Copybook Headings 1919 , The White Man s Burden 1899 , and If 1910 He is regarded as a major innovator in the art of the short story his children s books are classics of children s literature and one critic described his work as exhibiting a versatile and luminous narrative gift.Kipling was one of the most popular writers in the United Kingdom, in both prose and verse, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries Henry James said Kipling strikes me personally as the most complete man of genius as distinct from fine intelligence that I have ever known In 1907, at the age of 41, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, making him the first English language writer to receive the prize, and its youngest recipient to date He was also sounded out for the British Poet Laureateship and on several occasions for a knighthood, both of which he declined.Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1907 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 Kipling kept writing until the early 1930s, but at a slower pace and with much less success than before On the night of 12 January 1936, Kipling suffered a haemorrhage in his small intestine He underwent surgery, but died less than a week later on 18 January 1936 at the age of 70 of a perforated duodenal ulcer Kipling s death had in fact previously been incorrectly announced in a magazine, to which he wrote, I ve just read that I am dead Don t forget to delete me from your list of subscribers.


  • Maybe a 3.5 Excellent story telling the poems left me cold, except the joy in finding an old favorite If you can keep your mind when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you as the opening line to If.Another good line I reckon there s things told than are true, And things true than are told from The Ballard of Minepit Shaw The real fun is the interplay between a pair of modern children and the world of Fairy, which gives some background on how nineteenth century people viewed the [...]

  • I ve already written about how this book and Puck of Pook s Hill are made now I want to talk about how they are written.The language is the greatest appeal of these two collections It s grand and archaic and fine the language of knights and centurions and queens as well as gypsies and poachers and smugglers.Teeth thutter, arrows thock, people are middlin well acquainted One of my favourite passages is from Simple Simon , a story about a shipbuilder who as a young man sailed with Sir Francis Drak [...]

  • When I started reading Rewards and Fairies , out of continuity for Puck of Pook s Hill , I was expecting another handful of adventure tales with knights, pirates and savages very amusing but somewhat childish nonetheless I was very much surprised, however, to find so mature and deep a book, making such efforts in subtly exposing the darkness of human nature King turned beggar and god turned slave, men sent to death and innocent hanged out of revenge The burden of being a living god or a woman ru [...]

  • Originally published on my blog here in August 2001.While Rewards and Fairies is a sequel to Puck of Pook s Hill, it is probably much better known as the original home of Kipling s most famous poem, If Myself, I don t like the poem very much it s too much the sort of uplifting thing children used to be forced to learn in school.The format is identical to that of its predecessor, as Puck introduces the two children to a series of people all male who illustrate the history of Sussex, where Kipling [...]

  • If you can keep your head when all about youAre losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or being lied about, don t deal in lies,Or being hated, don t give way to hating, And yet don t look too good, nor talk too wise If you can dream and not make dreams your master If you can think and not make thoughts your aim If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And treat [...]

  • In childhood all things are possible Belief and imagination are strong, so when presented with seemingly outlandish situations and stories, it s easy to accept them as truth Rewards and Fairies by Rudyard Kipling offers numerous fantastic stories as told to two children.To read this, and other book reviews, visit my website makinggoodstories.wordpress.In their free time adventures, Dan and Una come across their old friend Puck, a fairy, and slowly remember the adventures they had the last time t [...]

  • Fantastic Has a little bit of everything fun Anything by Kipling is bound for my all time favorites pile This series is a collection of stories lightly joined together by a common theme and a common place In Rewards and Fairies, the theme is what it means to be human making tough decisions, contributing to the community, and generally upholding that noble and free status that Puck of Pook s Hill established as the true character of the British citizen.Rewards and Fairies shows a bit of Kipling [...]

  • This book was originally published prior to 1923, and represents a reproduction of an important historical work, maintaining the same format as the original work While some publishers have opted to apply OCR optical character recognition technology to the process, we believe this leads to sub optimal results frequent typographical errors, strange characters and confusing formatting and does not adequately preserve the historical character of the original artifact We believe this work is cultural [...]

  • This didn t have the charm of Puck of Pook s Hill although it also lacked the kind of overbearing sense of British imperialism that was so prevalent in Puck and led to some vaguely uncomfortable reading I was glad to be with Una and Dan again, though My British history chops are SORELY lacking Ouch There s a lot I don t know I loved the chapters that took place in Philadelphia with the Seneca and Big Hand If you like this and Puck s as well, you should listen to the Peter Bellamy records that ha [...]

  • The sequel to Puck of Pook s Hill, with the same strengths and faults if you didn t know the history to which it refers before you read it, you d be fairly lost The Conversion of St Wilfred and A Doctor of Medicine were excellent stories, and the final story has a twist on history which I won t reveal, but there is some dross in there too There was less in this book of the meetings with Puck and the introductions to the characters, which made it seem a little perfunctory but Kipling writes so we [...]

  • I enjoyed this book that I listened to as an audio The stories were interesting and funny The best part were the poems before and after each chapter though, they were beautiful and the chapters in between them helped the poetry to become beautiful There was no bad content and it would be an interesting and fun way for kids to learn about some of the historical events that the short stories in here tell of.

  • I didn t know it was the end of a series, but I was able to enjoy it despite not having read the other books I enjoyed the glimpse into the past The stories were engaging, but I could only read one or two before needing to stop I liked the Talleyrand and St Wilfrid the best, but I found all of them enjoyable in some way or another The poems were too old for my taste.

  • The sequel to Puck of Pook s Hill is once again a collection of short stories based around British history with added poems thrown in One of the poems in this book happens to be If which is the greatest poem ever written so there

  • A fun read about two kids who keep meeting up with Puck More a collection os short stories than anything else I loved the poems that begin and end each chapter I will have to read Puck of Pook s Hill since it is referred to regularly A good classic to add to my list.

  • I enjoyed some of Kipling s better known works, but I struggled through the first story in this one, and left the rest of the book alone Others have obviously found appeal in this book, so perhaps I am missing something I will let others praise it and go on to other reading.

  • This is the second book,the first being Pook of Pook s Hill.I enjoyed the stories about History in Sussex where Kipling lived,also included in the books are the wonderful Poems and Songs.

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