About The Author

Joseph Rudyard Kipling (30 December 1865 – 19 January 1936), was born in Bombay (now Mumbai), India during British Colonial Rule. His parents enjoyed an incredibly comfortable existence in India and Kipling himself enjoyed a privileged childhood, with nannies and servants.

When he was 6 six years old, Kipling and his sister, Alice were taken to England where they had their schooling. Upon graduation in 1882, Kipling returned to Lahore, India, where his father had obtained a job for him. It was then that he began to write short stories, and had a number of them accepted in British publications both in India and England.

In 1891 he moved back to England and would remain in the West, spending time in both the United States and England for the rest of his life. The time that he spent in India, however, would greatly affect his writing for the rest of his career. He became a creative writer of short stories, novels, and poems and with it his popularity grew immensely. He is best known for his children’s books, including The Jungle Book (1894), the Second Jungle Book (1895), and Just So Stories (1902).

In 1907 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, making him the first English language writer to receive the prize, and he remains even today its youngest ever recipient.

His legacy cannot be underestimated, he remains one of the most popular writers to this day, and there are three towns in the United States, and one in Canada, named after him.