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Rudyard Kipling Books In Order

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Publication Order of Puck Books

Puck of Pook's Hill (1906)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rewards and Fairies (1910)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Jungle Book Books

The Jungle Book (1893)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Second Jungle Book (1895)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Light That Failed (1890)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Naulahka - A Story Of East And West (1892)Description / Buy at Amazon
Captains Courageous (1897)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Story of the Gadsbys (1899)Description / Buy at Amazon
Under The Deodars (1899)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kim (1901)Description / Buy at Amazon
They (1905)Description / Buy at Amazon
With the Night Mail (1909)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Man Who Would Be King (1888)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Return of Imray (1891)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rikki-Tikki-Tavi (1894)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cat That Walked by Himself (1902)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Plain Tales from the Hills (1888)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Phantom Rickshaw and Other Stories (1888)Description / Buy at Amazon
Life's Handicap (1891)Description / Buy at Amazon
Barrack-Room Ballads (1893)Description / Buy at Amazon
Many Inventions (1893)Description / Buy at Amazon
Soldiers Three (1899)Description / Buy at Amazon
Indian Tales (1899)Description / Buy at Amazon
Just So Stories (1902)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Five Nations (1903)Description / Buy at Amazon
Traffics and Discoveries (1904)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kipling Poems (1907)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Day's Work (1908)Description / Buy at Amazon
Actions and Reactions (1909)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sea Warfare (1916)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Diversity of Creatures (1917)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Eyes of Asia (1919)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rudyard Kipling's Verse (1923)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Man Who Was (1924)Description / Buy at Amazon
Debits And Credits (1926)Description / Buy at Amazon
Limits And Renewals (1932)Description / Buy at Amazon
All The Mowgli Stories (1933)Description / Buy at Amazon
Phantoms and Fantasies (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
Complete Verse (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kiplings Science Fiction (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Complete Supernatural Stories of Rudyard Kipling (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kipling's Fantasy Stories (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Science Fiction Stories of Rudyard Kipling (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Selected Stories of Rudyard Kipling (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mark of the Beast and Other Horror Tales (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Elephant, The Hare And The Black Cobra (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Victorian Short Stories of Troubled Marriages (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rudyard Kipling's Tales of Horror and Fantasy (With: Neil Gaiman,Stephen Jones) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ten Stories (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Adventures of Mowgli: Stories from the Jungle Book (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Picture Books

The Elephant's Child (1900)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Letters of Marque (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Graphic Spin Books

with Martin Powell, Gerardo Sandoval, Louise Simonson, Lisa Trumbauer, Blake Hoena, Scott Sonneborn, Michael Dahl, Stephanie True Peters, Donald Lemke, Beth Bracken, Sean Tulien
Red Riding Hood (By: Martin Powell) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cinderella (By: Beth Bracken) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jack and the Beanstalk (By: Blake Hoena) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hansel and Gretel (By: Donald Lemke) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beauty and the Beast (By: Michael Dahl) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Snow White (By: Martin Powell) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rumpelstiltskin (By: Martin Powell) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sleeping Beauty (By: Martin Powell) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Three Little Pigs (By: Lisa Trumbauer) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rapunzel: The Graphic Novel (By: Stephanie True Peters) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ugly Duckling (By: Martin Powell) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Princess and the Pea (By: Stephanie True Peters) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Emperor's New Clothes (By: Stephanie True Peters) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Thumbelina (By: Martin Powell,Gerardo Sandoval) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Tall Tale of Paul Bunyan (By: Martin Powell) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
John Henry, Hammerin' Hero (By: Stephanie True Peters) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pecos Bill, Colossal Cowboy (By: Sean Tulien) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Legend of Johnny Appleseed (By: Martin Powell) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bremen Town Musicians (By: Louise Simonson) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Golden Goose (By: Sean Tulien) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tom Thumb (By: Scott Sonneborn) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Elves and the Shoemaker (By: Martin Powell) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
How the Leopard Got His Spots (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
How the Camel Got His Hump (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
How the Elephant Got His Trunk (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rudyard Kipling's Just So Comics (With: Martin Powell,Louise Simonson,Blake Hoena,Pedro Rodríguez,Sean Tulien) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tall (By: Martin Powell) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Year of the Cat Books

A Cat of a Different Color (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Annie Reed,Louisa Swann,Lisa Silverthorne,Dean Wesley Smith,Ray Vukcevich,Dory Crowe) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Cat of Perfect Taste (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Stefon Mears,Dean Wesley Smith,Saki,Charles Dudley Warner,Philip Gilbert Hamerton,Kari Kilgore) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Cat of Disdainful Looks (With: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Stefon Mears,Dean Wesley Smith,Mark Twain,Ray Vukcevich,John Adams,Jodi Lyn Nye) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Cat of Strange Lands (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,E. Nesbit,Annie Reed,Stefon Mears,Dean Wesley Smith,Kent Patterson,Meyari McFarland,Leigh Saunders) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Cat of Cozy Situations (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Ed Gorman,Carole Nelson Douglas,Dean Wesley Smith,W.W. Jacobs,Mary A. Turzillo,Dory Crowe) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Cat of Space and Time (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Andre Norton,Annie Reed,Lisa Silverthorne,Dean Wesley Smith,Cordwainer Smith,Geoffrey A. Landis,Mary Turzillo,Daemon Crowe) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Cat of Heroic Heart (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Carole Nelson Douglas,E. Nesbit,Jamie Ferguson,Lisa Silverthorne,Stefon Mears,Dean Wesley Smith,Liz Pierce) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Cat of Roving Nature (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Emile Zola,Annie Reed,Stefon Mears,Dory Crowe,C.J. Erick,Sylvia Warner) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Cat of Artistic Sensibilities (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Henry Slesar,Joan Aiken,Annie Reed,Stefon Mears,Dean Wesley Smith,Mary Turzillo) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Cat of Fantastic Whims (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,E. Nesbit,Jamie Ferguson,Annie Reed,Lisa Silverthorne,Dean Wesley Smith,Geoffrey A. Landis,Liz Pierce) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Cat of Feral Instincts (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Arthur Conan Doyle,Edgar Allan Poe,Brigid Collins,Dean Wesley Smith,Pamela Sargent,Jamie McNabb,Mary Turzillo,N. Margaret Campbell) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Cat of Romantic Soul (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Anthea Sharp,Annie Reed,Lisa Silverthorne,Bonnie Elizabeth,Dean Wesley Smith,Kari Kilgore) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Tales of Mystery & The Supernatural Books

with David Stuart Davies, Lafcadio Hearn, Sir Andrew Caldecott
Strange Tales (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Oriental Ghost Stories (By: David Stuart Davies,Lafcadio Hearn) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Children of the Night: Classic Vampire Stories (By: David Stuart Davies) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Not Exactly Ghosts & Fires Burn Blue (By: Sir Andrew Caldecott) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crime Scenes (By: David Stuart Davies) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jack the Ripper: The Whitechapel Murderer (By: David Stuart Davies) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Casebook of Sexton Blake (By: David Stuart Davies) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

50 Great Short Stories(1952)Description / Buy at Amazon
A St. Nicholas Anthology(1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Penguin Book of Ghost Stories(1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mysterious Sea Stories(1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Famous and Curious Animal Stories(1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Separate Star: A Tribute to Rudyard Kipling(1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales of the Occult(1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Amis Story Anthology(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
H.P. Lovecraft's Book of Horror(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
100 Hair-Raising Little Horror Stories(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fantasy Stories(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Anthology of Love and Romance(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spellbound(1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
World War One British Poets: Brooke, Owen, Sassoon, Rosenberg and Others(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Detection by Gaslight: 14 Victorian Detective Stories(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Time Machines(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Treasury of Five-Minute Stories(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
On Glorious Wings(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The World's Greatest Horror Stories(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Little Big Book of California(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
H. P. Lovecraft's Book of the Supernatural(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rotten English: A Literary Anthology(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Empire Tales(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales Before Narnia: The Roots of Modern Fantasy and Science Fiction(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stories to Get You Through the Night(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
50 Classic Novellas(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Most Dangerous Game and Other Stories of Adventure(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Phantom Coach(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
That Glimpse of Truth(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Red Sky(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dover Anthology of Cat Stories(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Writers: Their Lives and Works(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
30 Occult & Supernatural Masterpieces You Have to Read Before You Die(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Cat of Disdainful Looks(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Classic Cat Stories(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Born in India to English parents, Rudyard Kipling was to become a great short-story, poet and novelist who was also a recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature. He was famous for writing novels, short stories, various poems and children’s stories.

Rudyard Kipling was born in India in 1865. At the age of 6 his parents sent him back to their homeland of England to receive a formal education while they remained in India to assist the British government. Living with an unkind foster family, particularly his strict foster mother, Mrs. Holloway, Rudyard Kipling struggled to fit in at his new home and school. He was often found reading and writing for comfort. Having finally discovered the deplorable conditions her son was subjected to, Mrs. Kipling immediately returned to England and moved Rudyard to a new school where he excelled. It was also during this time that Rudyard discovered he had a true talent for writing. He joined the school newspaper and very quickly became editor.

Instead of attending college, Rudyard Kipling returned to India after school and soon found a job at a local newspaper. During this time Kipling also suffered from insomnia and learned the underground local culture as he wondered the streets at night. He eventually gained access to brothels and opium dens that were hidden from the light of day. His experiences at such places laid the building blocks for his book of short stories called Plain Tales from the Hills. This book earned him some celebrity in England.

In 1892, Rudyard Kipling married Carrie Balestier who was the sister of an American friend and associate he had made in England but who then passed away suddenly. Immediately after their marriage, the fall of the New Oriental Banking Corporation left the Kiplings broke and so they decided to settle in Vermont near Carrie’s family. Kipling thoroughly enjoyed his time living in the United States. He and Carrie had two girls while living in America (later they had a son in England) and it was during this time that Kipling also wrote his most famous works: The Jungle Book, The Naulahka: A Short Story of the West and East and the Second Jungle Book. By this time Kipling was known as a prolific writer all over the globe. He became extremely successful and is believed to have been the highest paid author in the world during the 1890s.

In 1896 the Kiplings decided to move to England. Sadly, on a return visit to America, Rudyard Kipling and his daughter, Josephine, fell gravely ill on board the ship. Due to his celebrity, the world was on edge about Kipling and his daughter’s condition as they fought a terrible case of pneumonia. Rudyard Kipling eventually recovered from his illness but his young daughter passed away. Kipling was not informed of his daughter’s death until he had recovered. After this tragedy, Kipling blamed the trip to the United States for causing her death and therefore he did not wish to travel to America again. It is said that Kipling was never the same after his daughter’s death.

Rudyard Kipling was known for writing many works about war during this time and in 1907 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature as he was a strong voice for the plights of the common English solider. In addition to the Nobel Prize, Kipling received numerous honorary degrees and awards for his portrayal of soldier life and also for his classic children’s tales.

Rudyard Kipling remained in England and continued writing until 1915 when he became a vocal supporter of the war and went to the front line to report on soldier life there. Tragedy struck the Kipling family again as Rudyard Kipling’s son John was lost in the fight during a battle in France. His body was never recovered. Kipling went to France to try to locate his son but returned unsuccessful. It is believed that the loss of two children is the reason why Kipling never wrote another children’s book after this.

In 1926 Rudyard Kipling received the Gold Medal of the Royal Society for Literature. The society strives to reward literary merit and excite talent.

Rudyard Kipling passed away on January 18th, 1936 due to complications with an ulcer. He was cremated and today his ashes are in Westminster Abbey next to Charles Dickens.

Kipling’s series of The Jungle Book takes place in India and centers around a young boy, Mowgli, a feral child who is raised by a pack of wolves. In The Jungle Book universe the young boy’s name is said to mean “frog”. During his time growing up in the jungle, the boy learns about “The Law of the Jungle” and the reader follows him on his many adventures with the animal friends he makes in the jungle. Baloo, the bear, and Baheera the panther are prominent characters who teach the boy and keep him safe. Eventually Mowgli must face the evil Shere Khan, the man-eating tiger who torments all who live in the Jungle.

The Second Jungle Book offers more tales of Mowgli and his animal friends in the jungle as well as some unrelated stories about life in India.

The Jungle Book stories were originally published in magazines which accompanied drawings by Rudyard Kipling’s father, John Lockwood Kipling. Rudyard Kipling used the animals in his series to relay valuable lessons to the youth who read his tales. Rudyard Kipling had adapted The Jungle Book and other stories about Mowgli’s adventures to be performed as a play but it was never set to stage. The manuscript was thought to be lost forever but was eventually recovered and published as a book in 2000.

The Jungle Book is of course widely famous for Disney’s adaptation of the timeless children’s tale in the 1967 animated film. It was the last Disney film to be produced by Walt Disney himself who died during its production. In 1967 it finished as the 4th highest grossing film of the year. The Disney adaptation of the Jungle Book was re-released in theater various times over the years including in 1978, 1984 and 1990. Disney also produced another Jungle Book movie in 1994.

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