• Il était une fois un Enfant d'Éléphant trop curieux qui voulait savoir ce que mangeaient les crocodiles... Et depuis, les éléphants ont une trompe !
    Il était une fois un Chameau qui refusait de travailler... Et depuis, les chameaux ont une bosse !
    Il était une fois des histoires drôles, tendres et merveilleuses de Rudyard Kipling, des "Histoires comme ça".
    Dominique Pinon donne vie à tous les animaux, et sert avec humour et virtuosité l'imaginaire cocasse et savoureux de l'auteur.

  • La panthère Bagheera découvre dans la jungle un jeune enfant abandonné. Elle décide de le confier à une famille de loups qui l'élève comme un louveteau. Alors que Mowgli a dix ans, le tigre Shere Kahn approche du territoire des loups. Pour éviter à l'enfant une fin inévitable, les loups l'éloignent et décident de le confier aux hommes d'un village proche. C'est Bagheera qui le conduit. Pendant leur voyage, ils feront de nombreuses rencontres, parfois redoutables.
    Rudyard Kipling
    Ecrivain anglais
    Né à Bombay, Inde en 1865 - Décédé à Londres en 1936
    Universellement connu pour son 'Livre de la jungle', recueil de nouvelles en deux tomes paru en 1894, Rudyard Kipling montrera toute sa vie une passion pour les contrées lointaines et pour l'Inde en particulier où il naît et passe ses premières années. Ces récits, écrits dans une prose vive et pleine d'humour sont autant de petites réussites nonchalantes et précises. Admiré pour son oeuvre humaniste, Rudyard Kipling reçoit le prix Nobel en 1907 et devient ainsi le premier lauréat anglophone de la plus prestigieuse récompense littéraire.
    9 parties, durée totale 34 minutes
    Texte adapté par André Sallée
    Enregistrement de 1957

  • ´Imagine-toiqu`au temps jadis, l`Éléphant n`avait pas de trompe. Il n`avait qu`un nez noiraud, courtaud, et gros comme une botte. Il pouvait bien le tortiller de droite et de gauche, mais non pas ramasser des choses avec.`



    ´LEnfant déléphant` (1902) est un conte racontant pourquoi la trompe de léléphant est si grande.

  • Captains Courageous is an 1897 novel, by Rudyard Kipling, that follows the adventures of fifteen year old Harvey Cheyne Jr., the arrogant and spoiled son of a railroad tycoon. The novel originally appeared as a serialization in McClure's, beginning with the November 1896 edition.

  • Puck of Pook's Hill is a children's book by Rudyard Kipling, published in 1906, containing a series of short stories set in different periods of history. The stories are all told to two children living near Pevensey by people magically plucked out of history by Puck.

  • Who could have known that when Rudyard Kipling wrote these Jungle Book stories in 1893-94, they would eventually inspire the Oscar nominated song "The Bare Necessities" - one of the most recognizable tunes of all time? The adventures of the young boy, Mowgli, raised by wolves in an Indian jungle, have been praised since their publication and adapted numerous times. Most people know the 1967 animated movie with Phil Harris as the charismatic bear Baloo. 2016 saw Scarlett Johansson, Bill Murray, and Lupita Nyong`o in a live-action Disney movie. And even Marvel Comics has had their hands on this classic coming-of-age tale of the importance of family and belonging.

  • Anglais Kim

    Rudyard Kipling

    "Kim" is a fabulous adventure story set in India during the British Empire, around the time of the Second Afghan War. It tells the story of the street-wise orphan Kimball O'Hara, a highly moral Irish-Indian boy who becomes enmeshed in the "Great Game" (a term coined by Kipling himself) - the competition between Britain and Russia for the control over Asia. Taking time off from his role as the traveling companion of an aged Tibetan lama, the boy is trained as a spy, and matches wits with various evildoers. With this novel, Kipling takes us on a journey through the India of the early 1880s, painting a vivid picture of it, as well as of the tense political backdrop.

  • The "Just So Stories for Little Children" is among Kipling's best known and loved work. The stories focus on different animals, and how they got their distinctive features. You will for example discover why the elephant's trunk is so very long, and how the leopard got its spots.
    Written originally for his own daughter, the author's pleasure in playing with the sounds and meanings of words is very evident, and adds to the adults' enjoyment of these children stories. This playfulness is also dramatically present in the plotting. For both reasons, these stories have been loved by generations of children and adults alike, and they are best enjoyed when read aloud.

  • "The Man Who Would Be King" (1888) is inspired by the real-life actions of James Brook, a British soldier who made himself Rajah of Sarawak (Borneo). In this short story, Kipling tells of two crook characters, Daniel Dravot and Peachey Carnehan, through a third character, an Indian journalist, who is acquainted with the men. Their plan is simple: they will leave India and go to Kafiristan, a remote part of Afghanistan, and set themselves up as kings there by force.

  • "The Brushwood Boy" tells the story of British army officer, George Cottar, following him from childhood and into his first posting to India. During his placement, Cottar keeps dreaming of a young girl he once met, a dream that always starts with a heap of brushwood near the shore. Upon his return to Britain, he meets the girl again, who it so happens, has also been dreaming of him for the last 21 years.

  • "In American Notes", the Anglo-Indian Rudyard Kipling visits the USA, and the travel-diary that came out of it offers an interesting view of the America of the 1880's.
    Kipling affects a wide-eyed innocence and expresses astonishment at features of American life that differ from his own, not least the freedom (and attraction) of American women. However, he scorns the political machines that make a mockery of American democracy, and whilst exhibiting the racist attitude that has made him controversial since he was first published, he does conclude that it not easy being different in the land of the free.

  • Era il 1902 quando Rudyard Kipling pubblicò questa serie di racconti per l'infanzia, nei quali  il tema  ricorrente è la fantasiosa origine di alcuni animali, ma anche della scrittura. Perché la pelle del rinoceronte ha quelle grosse grinze? Perché l'elefante ha il naso lungo? Domande curiose e buffe, alle quali, molto seriamente, l'autore risponde con invenzioni strabilianti, capaci di trasportare in mondi fantastici anche il lettore adulto, lasciandolo piacevolmente divertito. Kipling incanta per la capacità di dare a un fatto la spiegazione che, in quel contesto prevalentemente fantasioso e per niente logico, segue criteri di ragionamento di grande coerenza, mantenendo l'ambientazione magica, misteriosa, per certi versi ancestrale: la balena ha la gola stretta per l'intervento del marinaio che aveva inghiottito, il cammello ottiene la gobba come punizione della sua pigrizia. Storie adatte a essere raccontate ad alta voce, perchè s'incontrano rime e assonanze, parole inventate e termini raffinati, gruppi di parole uniti da trattini che diventano nomi, altri che richiamano strambe cantilene e che, per la loro musicalità, viene quasi la voglia di canticchiarle. Una lettura classica, profonda, che vale la pena riscoprire.



    Joseph Rudyard Kipling è stato uno scrittore e poeta britannico. Fra le sue opere più note: la raccolta di racconti Il libro della giungla, i romanzi Kim, Capitani coraggiosi, i componimenti in versi Gunga Din, Se e Il fardello dell'uomo bianco. Dai libri di Kipling sono inoltre stati tratti numerosi film, anche d'animazione. Il solo Il libro della giungla ha avuto due popolarissime riduzioni a cartone animato di Walt Disney nel 1967 e nel 2003, mentre nel 1942 ne era stato tratto il primo film, che ha avuto a sua volta due remake nel 1994 e 1998. Noti al grande pubblico sono stati anche i due più recenti remake in live-action del 2016 e del 2018. Famoso è anche il cartone animato giapponese del 1989 dal titolo Il libro della giungla. Altro romanzo di Kipling adattato al grande schermo è stato Kim con l'omonimo film del 1950 (con Dean Stockwell ed Errol Flynn), seguito da una versione televisiva inglese nel 1984 e dal cartone animato della Rai nel 2009. Anche L'uomo che volle essere re ha avuto la trasposizione cinematografica nel 1975, col titolo L'uomo che volle farsi re: diretta da John Huston e con Sean Connery e Michael Caine per protagonisti, vede anche la partecipazione di Christopher Plummer nel ruolo dello stesso Kipling.

  • B. J. Harrison Reads Kaa's Hunting Nouv.

    We have all heard about Mowgli and his adventures. In this story, Baloo the bear teaches Mowgli the Law of the Jungle. Bagheera, however, doubts Baloo's teaching style. Mowgli is learning the language of the birds and snakes, but dreams of having his own tribe to lead through the branches all day. When Baloo and Bagheera hear the young boy's words, they get angry. Will Mowgli learn the words of the birds and snakes? Or will he run away to create his own tribe? Who are the Monkey-People and Bandar-log, and what do they have in common with Mowgli? Find all the answers in the adventure short story "Kaa's Hunting" from 1894.

    B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.

    Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was a British journalist, poet and novelist, most famous for his collection of stories, "The Jungle Book" (1894). He spent a good part of his childhood and youth in India where the stories are set. In 1907, he received the Nobel Prize in Literature, making him its youngest ever recipient. Some other famous works by Kipling are "Kim" (1901), "The Man Who Would Be King" (1888) and "Mandalay" (1890).

  • B. J. Harrison Reads If Nouv.

    Some poems can really teach us something if we read carefully and understand the essence. This lyric poem by Kipling makes no difference. By reading it, a man can find some wise advice in it. The advice that most of us will find is how to deal with different situations in life. But is this all? Maybe there is a secret message which only few of us will understand. If you want to find out, do not hesitate to read Rudyard Kipling's poem "If-".

    B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.

    Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was a British journalist, poet and novelist, most famous for his collection of stories, "The Jungle Book" (1894). He spent a good part of his childhood and youth in India where the stories are set. In 1907, he received the Nobel Prize in Literature, making him its youngest ever recipient. Some other famous works by Kipling are "Kim" (1901), "The Man Who Would Be King" (1888) and "Mandalay" (1890).

  • B. J. Harrison Reads Rikki-Tikki-Tavi Nouv.

    One day, a little English boy called Teddy finds a mongoose named Rikki-Tikki-Tavi in the family house garden. He thinks that the poor animal is dead, but his mother takes it inside the house and it recovers. Rikki-Tikki-Tavi then begins to explore the garden, which is half-wild and overgrown and crosses the path of two troublesome cobras. This is the moment where Rikki-Tikki-Tavi's adventure begins. How did the mongoose end up at the English family's house? Will he stay with the family? Who are the two cobras and what will they do to Rikki-Tikki-Tavi? How will he deal with them? Find all the answers in Rudyard Kipling's adventurous short story "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi" from 1894.

    B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.

    Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was a British journalist, poet and novelist, most famous for his collection of stories, "The Jungle Book" (1894). He spent a good part of his childhood and youth in India where the stories are set. In 1907, he received the Nobel Prize in Literature, making him its youngest ever recipient. Some other famous works by Kipling are "Kim" (1901), "The Man Who Would Be King" (1888) and "Mandalay" (1890).

  • B. J. Harrison Reads The Gardener Nouv.

    Helen Turrell is a young and well-off single woman, living a the countryside village. But one day, she decides to travel to southern France and returns home with a baby called Michael. Helen says that Michael is the son of her brother, George, who died in India after falling off a horse. However, the truth is quite different and secretly, Helen tells Michael that he can call her "Mummy".

    Why did Helen travel to France? Is Michael really her nephew? Find out the truth in Rudyard Kipling's story "The Gardener" from 1925.

    B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.

    Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was a British journalist, poet and novelist, most famous for his collection of stories, "The Jungle Book" (1894). He spent a good part of his childhood and youth in India where his stories are set. In 1907, he received the Nobel Prize in Literature as the youngest recipient ever. Some other famous works by Kipling are "Kim" (1901), "The Man Who Would Be King" (1888) and "Mandalay" (1890).

  • B. J. Harrison Reads The Man Who Would Be King Nouv.

    Daniel Dravot and Peachey Carnehan are two scruffy adventurers who are planning to conquer Kafiristan - a remote part of Afghanistan. The two men pretend to have signed a contract that neither of them will touch alcohol or women. However, disguised as a priest and his assistant, Dravot and Carnehan depart for Kafiristan, secretly carrying twenty riffles. Why do they want to conquer Kafiristan? Will the make it across the border alive? Find all the answers in Rudyard Kipling's adventure story "The Man Who Would Be King" from 1888.

    B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.

    Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was a British journalist, poet and novelist, most famous for his collection of stories, "The Jungle Book" (1894). He spent a good part of his childhood and youth in India where the stories are set. In 1907, he received the Nobel Prize in Literature, making him its youngest ever recipient. Some other famous works by Kipling are "Kim" (1901), "The Man Who Would Be King" (1888) and "Mandalay" (1890).

  • B. J. Harrison Reads The Mark of the Beast Nouv.

    Fleete is an Englishman who is traveling to India. Unfortunately, the poor man has no prior understanding or respect for Indian culture and ends up desecrating a holy statue in the local temple. Fleete can give no reasonable explanation for his actions and is declared bewitched by the "Silver Man". Why is Fleete in India? Who is the "Silver Man"? What will happen to Fleete? Find all the answers in Rudyard Kipling's adventure story "The Mark of the Beast" from 1890.

    B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.

    Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was a British journalist, poet and novelist, most famous for his collection of stories, "The Jungle Book" (1894). He spent a good part of his childhood and youth in India where the stories are set. In 1907, he received the Nobel Prize in Literature, making him its youngest ever recipient. Some other famous works by Kipling are "Kim" (1901), "The Man Who Would Be King" (1888) and "Mandalay" (1890).

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