Poetry for Young People: Rudyard Kipling

by Rudyard Kipling

Other authorsEileen Gillooly (Editor), Jim Sharpe (Illustrator)
Paperback, 2001



Local notes

811 Kip




Scholastic Inc. (2001), 48 pages


An illustrated collection of twenty-eight notable poems by Rudyard Kipling, with commentary and definitions of unfamiliar words. Includes an introduction about the poet's life and work.


Physical description

48 p.

User reviews

LibraryThing member SadieReads
This collection of Rudyard Kipling's poems is very appealing to children. Each poem or excerpt is introduced with background information, is illustrated, and has some of its more challenging vocabulary defined for the reader at the bottom of the page. The book also has an introduction that tells
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the reader about Kipling and his writings. Within this collection are some verses from his work, "The Jungle Book", that kids may be interested in reading. Given that Kipling wrote 100 years ago and about British imperialism in India, many students may find his work challenging. However, I think that the presentation of this book with its illustrations, vocabulary help, and background information will help students to understand as they read independently. Appropriate for grades 4 and up.
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LibraryThing member books-n-pickles
A nice little introduction to Rudyard Kipling's poetry. Most of the poems are excerpts from longer works. A paragraph before each provides useful context and a short list of definitions follow each poem to help readers out with older words. The painted illustrations are beautiful but the book
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design leaves much to be desired: the small (12-point) text frequently runs into the illustrations, making it very difficult to read the words, including one full-page spread with a barely-lightened block for text that is barely legible.

So, beautiful to look at, useful for old-poetry and Kipling beginners, a good selection that wisely leaves out some famous but problematic works, but not perfect as a physical book.
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