Re: Kipling and kids
- And don't make the mistake I did at age 11 -- thinking that once
you've finished the Jungle Books, you're ready for Kim!!! Some day, I
really must go back and read it to see what it was actually about.
--- In email@example.com, jamcconney@a... wrote:
> In a message dated 7/1/2003 7:07:04 AM Central Daylight Time,
> lizziewriter@e... writes:
> > Trying them on my 7-yo though is no good yet. I can read him HP
> > modern things, but Kipling's language is too much. My own fault,
> > bringing him up on more Milne and Potter....
> You might try _Just So Stories_ as a starter--there's some
> playfulness with words. Since the Jungle Books include considerably
more than the
> Mowgli stories (including one of my all-time favorite stories, "The
> Purun Bhagat") some may be a little beyond a seven-year-old.
Personally I like
> _Puck of Pook's Hill_ and _Rewards and Fairies_ even better than
> Books_ but some of these, despite being framed as children's
stories, I really
> think won't be entirely understood before adulthood (at whatever
age that may
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