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Re: Kipling and kids

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  • Pauline J. Alama
    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
    Message 1 of 2 , Jul 3, 2003
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      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.
      :)
      Pauline
      --- In mythsoc@yahoogroups.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
      or other
      > > modern things, but Kipling's language is too much. My own fault,
      for not
      > > bringing him up on more Milne and Potter....
      > >
      >
      > You might try _Just So Stories_ as a starter--there's some
      wonderful
      > playfulness with words. Since the Jungle Books include considerably
      more than the
      > Mowgli stories (including one of my all-time favorite stories, "The
      Miracle of
      > 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
      the _Jungle
      > 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
      > come).
      >
      > Anne
      >
      >
      > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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