– RUDYARD KIPLING –
-> The story-writer Rudyard Kipling was the son of an Englishman. Kipling
was born on December 30th, 1865 in Bombay, India. When he was 5 years
old his father sent him to England.
There he went to school at the United Services College in Devon. He wrote about this school later in his life in his book called Stalky and Co.
He finished school when he was 17 and returned to India. There, he worked as a reporter and wrote many books. His stories, especially those about soldiers, were very popular and he became very
famous at the age of 25.
He travelled to India, China, Japan and America and
finally went to England. There, he worked on stories of India and wrote a
book called Barrack Room Ballads.
In 1892 Kipling married an American – Caroline Balstier.
For some time they lived in Vermont in the United States but later returned to Sussex, England. Kipling wrote books for readers of all ages. He also wrote children’s stories. Some of them are The Jungle Book (1894), The Second Jungle Book (1895), and Just so Stories (1902). He received the 1907 Nobel
Prize for literature.