B. J. Harrison Reads The Gardener

Helen Turrell is a young and well-off single woman, living a the countryside village. But one day, she decides to travel to southern France and returns home with a baby called...

Kim

"Kim" is a fabulous adventure story set in India during the British Empire, around the time of the Second Afghan War. It tells the story of the street-wise orphan Kimball O'Hara,...

The Man Who Would Be King

"The Man Who Would Be King" (1888) is inspired by the real-life actions of James Brook, a British soldier who made himself Rajah of Sarawak (Borneo). In this short story, Kipling...

The Man Who Would Be King

The Man Who Would Be King by Rudyard Kipling which was originally published in 1888. The story involves two former British soldiers who were sent in the early 19th century to...

The Jungle Book

Who could have known that when Rudyard Kipling wrote these Jungle Book stories in 1893-94, they would eventually inspire the Oscar nominated song "The Bare Necessities" – one of...

The Jungle Book

The adventures of Mowgli, an abandoned man-cub who is raised by wolves in the Indian jungle and many other tales in this book use animals in an anthropomorphic manner to give...

Captains Courageous

"Captains Courageous" is an 1897 novel, by Rudyard Kipling. It chronicles the adventures of fifteen-year-old Harvey Cheyne Jr., spoiled son of a Railroad Tycoon. Harvey...

Actions And Reactions

Imagine an alternate reality where the man who gave the world The Jungle Book and Gunga Din and The Phantom ‘Rickshaw was a science fiction writer – generations before...

The Elephant's Child And Other Tales

Originally the elephant had a short nose the size of a boot, flexible but useless for grasping things. One little elephant was insatiably inquisitive. He asked so many questions...

The Beginning of the Armadillos

Kipling’s classic tale taken from the Just So Stories. The stickly prickly hedgehog and the slow solid tortoise devise an exercise regime which will enable them to avoid...

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