Un soldat marchait sur la grand´route : Une, deux ! Une, deux ! Il avait le sac sur le dos et le sabre au côté ; il avait fait la guerre, et maintenant il revenait chez lui.
Chemin faisant, il rencontra une vieille sorcière ; elle était bien vilaine, sa lèvre inférieure tombait sur sa poitrine...
Ce recueil inédit regroupe les contes de grands auteurs évoquant des histoires et aventures de soldat.
La loi de la jungle est sans appel, et chaque habitant se doit de la suivre. Mowgli, le petit d'homme adopté par les loups, va en faire la douloureuse expérience en étant banni de son clan, tout en menant de front une guerre personnelle contre Shere Khan le tigre boiteux qui a juré sa perte. Kotick, le phoque blanc, va partir en quête d'un endroit sûr pour son peuple après avoir été témoin du massacre de ses semblables. Quant à Rikki- Tikki-Tavi, la mangouste, elle va chasser les serpents du jardin afin de protéger sa nouvelle famille...
Tranche d'âge : 3 à 7 ans Thème :
Conte des origines L'histoire du gosier de la baleine de Joseph Rudyard Kipling est ici "revisitée" par la traduction d'Eric Bétend et les illustrations de Caroline Gormand. Tous deux vous invitent à partager leur interprétation de cette histoire et à (re)découvrir le plaisir de ce célèbre conte.
Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time Rudyard Kiplings Kim is the tale of an Irish orphan raised as an Indian vagabond on the rough streets of colonial Lahore. Young Kimball OHaras coming of age takes place in a world of high adventure, mystic quests, and secret games of espionage played out between the Russians and the British in the mountain passages of Asia. Kim is torn between his allegiance to the ascetic lama who becomes his beloved mentor and the temptations of those who want to recruit him as a spy in the great game of imperial conflict. In a series of thrilling escapades, he crisscrosses India on missions both spiritual and military before the two forces in his life converge in a dramatic climax in the high Himalayas.
Published in 1901, after its author had permanently moved away from India, Kiplings masterpiece is marked by a maturity of perspective on the land of his birth, combined with breathtakingly brilliant descriptions of the fascinating lost world of the British Raj. Kim has enthralled generations of readers both by the exuberance of its storytelling and its vital and unforgettable portrait of the India of bazaars and sacred rivers, holy men and rogues, ancient customs and colonial society.
Among the best loved of all children';s classics, Rudyard Kipling';s The Jungle Book is set among a community of animals in the jungles of India, where Kipling was born and grew up. Three of the stories feature the adventures of an abandoned "man cub," a boy named Mowgli, who is raised by wolves in the jungle. Other well-known stories in the collection include "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi," the tale of a heroic mongoose who outwits vicious cobras in order to save his human benefactors, and "Toomai of the Elephants," the story of a ten-year-old elephant-handler.This edition includes black-and-white illustrations by Kurt Wiese and William Henry Drake.
From the Hardcover edition.
How did the camel get his hump? Why won't cats do as they are told? How did an inquisitive little elephant change the lives of elephants everywhere?
Kipling's imagined answers to such questions draw on the beast fables of India, and they are full of jokes, subtexts, and exotic references. This fully illustrated edition includes two extra stories and Kipling's own explanation of the title. - ;How did the camel get his hump? Why won't cats do as they are told"? Who invented reading and writing? How did an inquisitive little elephant change the lives of elephants everywhere.
Kipling's imagined answers to such questions draw on the beast fables he heard as a child in India, as well as on folk traditions he later collected all over the world. He plays games with language, exploring the relationships between thought, speech, and written word. He also celebrates his own joy in fatherhood. The tales were told to his own and his friends' children over many years before he wrote them down, adding poems and his own illustrations. They invite older and younger readers to share a magical experience, each contributing to the other's pleasure but each can also enjoy them alone, as more jokes, subtexts, and exotic references emerge with every reading.
This fully illustrated edition icludes two extra stories and Kipling's own explanation of the title. -
Includes: The Strange Ride of Morrowbie Jukes; The Phantom Rickshaw; The Hill of Illusion; Dray Wara Yow Dee; With the Main Guard; Baa, Baa, Black Sheep; At the Pit's Mouth; On the City Wall -
Hear and attend and listen...Rudyard Kipling is a supreme master of the short story in English and a poet of brilliant gifts. His energy and inventiveness poured themselves into every kind of tale, from the bleakest of fables to the richest of comedies, and he illuminated every aspect of human behaviour, of which he was a fascinated (and sometimes appalled) observer. This generous selection of stories and poems, first published in the acclaimed Oxford Authors series, covers the full range of Kiplings career from theyouthful volumes that brought him fame as the chronicler of British India, to the bittersweet fruits of age and bereavement in the aftermath of the First World War. It includes stories such as The Man who would be King, Mrs Bathurst, and Mary Postgate, and poems from Barrack-Room Ballads and othercollections. In his introduction and notes Daniel Karlin addresses the controversial political engagement of Kiplings art, and the sources of its imaginative power.