"These stories are for adults as well as children because, as true classics, they are moral tales. The text is superbly read. Highly recommended."-- Library Journal
"This performance was awarded Audio Best of the Year."-- Publishers Weekly
Joseph Rudyard Kipling was born December 30, 1865 in Bombay, India. The name Rudyard was taken from a lake in Staffordshire, England. At the age of six, he and his younger sister were sent back to England where they lived with separate families that took in children for hire. He returned to India at age sixteen. Rudyard knew literary success at a young age and was able to travel. He married Carrie Balestier, an American, and moved to the United States. The Jungle Books were written in Vermont. He died January 18, 1936 in Middlesex, England during an operation.