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Publisher Comments:

From A Christmas Carol and Peter Pan to Little Women and The Three Musketeers, the best of childrens fiction and poetry in enduring hardcover editions with colorful cloth sewn bindings and charming illustrationsmany in full color.

This set includes one each of the following titles:

A Apple Pie and Traditional Nursery Rhymes Illustrated by Kate Greenaway

The Adventures of Robin Hood by Roger Lancelyn Green

Aladdin and Other Tales from the Arabian Nights Illustrated by W. Heath Robinson

Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery

The BFG by Roald Dahl

Black Beauty by Anna Sewell

A Book of Nonsense by Edward Lear

A Childs Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Daddy-Long-Legs by Jean Webster

Don Quixote of the Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes

English Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs

The Everyman Anthology of Poetry for Children

Everyman Book of Nonsense Verse

Fables by Aeseop

Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen

Fairy Tales by The Brothers Grimm

Jack the Giant Killer by Richard Doyle

Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling

King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table by Roger Lancelyn Green

The Light in the Forest by Conrad Richter

Little Red Riding Hood and Other Stories by Charles Perrault

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Mother Gooses Nursery Rhymes

Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie

The Pied Piper of Hamelin by Robert Browning

The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald

Ride a Cock-horse and Other Rhymes and Stories Illustrated by Randolph Caldecott

Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

Russian Fairy Tales by Gillian Avery

The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy

The Secret Garden by Frances H. Burnett

Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Sleeping Beauty by C. S. Evans

The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Everymans Library continues to maintain its original commitment to publishing the most significant world literature in editions that reflect a tradition of fine bookmaking. Everymans Library pursues the highest standards, utilizing modern prepress, printing, and binding technologies to produce classically designed books printed on acid-free natural-cream-colored text paper and including Smyth-sewn, signatures, full-cloth cases with two-color case stamping, decorative endpapers, silk ribbon markers, and European-style half-round spines.

Synopsis:

A collection of the well-known stories, including "How the Whale Got His Throat, " "The Elephant's Child, " and "The Butterfly That Stamped."

Synopsis:

Kipling's own drawings, with their long, funny captions, illustrate his hilarious explanations of How the Camel Got His Hump, How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin, How the Armadillo Happened, and other animal How's. He began inventing these stories in his American wife's hometown of Brattleboro, Vermont, to amuse his eldest daughter--and they have served ever since as a source of laughter for children everywhere.

About the Author

Rudyard Kipling was born in Bombay, India to British parents on December 30, 1865. In 1871, Rudyard and his sister, Trix, aged three, were left to be cared for by a couple in Southsea, England. Five years passed before he saw his parents again. His sense of desertion and despair were later expressed in his story “Baa Baa, Black Sheep” (1888), in his novel The Light that failed (1890), and his autobiography, Something of Myself (1937). As late as 1935 Kipling still spoke bitterly of the “House of Desolation” at Southsea: “I should like to burn it down and plough the place with salt.”At twelve he entered a minor public school, the United Services College at Westward Ho, North Devon. In Stalky and CO. (1899) the myopic Beetle is a self-caricature, and the days at Westward Ho are recalled with mixed feelings. At sixteen, eccentric and literary, Kipling sailed to India to become a journalist. His Indian experiences led to seven volumes of stories, including Soldiers Three (1888) and Wee Willie Winkie (1888).At twenty-four he returned to England and quickly tuned into a literary celebrity. In London he became close friends with an American, (Charles) Wolcott Balestier, with whom he collaborated on what critics called a “dime store novel.” Wolcott died suddenly in 1891, and a few weeks later Kipling married Wolcotts sister, Caroline. The newlyweds settled in Brattleboro, Vermont, where Kipling wrote The Jungle Book (1895), and most of Captains Courageous (1897). By this time Kiplings popularity and financial success were enormous.In 1899 the Kiplings settled in Sussex, England, where he wrote some of his best books: Kim (1901), Just So Stories (1902), and Puck of Pooks Hill (1906). In 1907 he received the Nobel Prize for literature. By the time he died, on January 18 1936, critical opinion was deeply divided about his writings, but his books continued to be read by thousands, and such unforgettable poems and stories as “Gunga Din,” “If,” “The Man Who Would Be King,” and “Rikki-Tikki-Tavi” have lived on in the consciousness of succeeding generations.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679417972
Author:
Kipling, Rudyard
Publisher:
Everyman's Library
Author:
Everyman's Library
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Animals
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Animals - General
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
Children's stories
Subject:
Children's stories, English
Subject:
Childrens classics
Series:
Everyman's Library Children's Classics
Series Volume:
0000
Publication Date:
19921131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
- Up
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.3 x 6.35 x .7 in .9 lb
Age Level:
07-UP

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Product details 224 pages Everyman's Library - English 9780679417972 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A collection of the well-known stories, including "How the Whale Got His Throat, " "The Elephant's Child, " and "The Butterfly That Stamped."
"Synopsis" by , Kipling's own drawings, with their long, funny captions, illustrate his hilarious explanations of How the Camel Got His Hump, How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin, How the Armadillo Happened, and other animal How's. He began inventing these stories in his American wife's hometown of Brattleboro, Vermont, to amuse his eldest daughter--and they have served ever since as a source of laughter for children everywhere.
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