The Jungle Book

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Wed, 23 Dec 2009 04:07:35 +0100

I just finished reading the wonderful JUNGLE BOOKS by RUDYARD KIPLING to my sons. They are a perennial favorite of mine (as is KIM). However, I couldn't recommend them for reading to children without pointing out that the language can be quite difficult. This is mostly because of all the setting specific diction. Kipling's familiarity with India led him to heavily spice his tales with local terminology, place names, and concepts. Add to this the sometimes antiquated diction of the late 1800's… (more)