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#AtoZChallenge: K – Kim by Rudyard Kipling

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K is for Kim, have you heard of Kim?

Kim is a story from the great Rudyard Kipling, author of The Jungle Books.

“I have seen something of this world,” she said over the trays, “and there are but two sorts of women in it–

those who take the strength out of a man, and those who put it back. Once I was that one, and now I am this.”

Number one son was given Kim by a dear friend many years ago.  This great story may be difficult for some to get into. Young Kim is orphaned in India  and the book documents his travels and adventures. I love it because it is a picaresque novel, which, loosely translated, is a novel in which a person goes on travels and adventures.  These travels do not necessarily follow any sort of chronological or linear path, which is a fun alternative to your normal adventure; think Alice in Wonderland or Kim!

I love anything having to do with the Indian subcontinent and feel like this YA book should be a must read for teens.  It’ll get them thinking and also learning about history at the same time!

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7 replies on “#AtoZChallenge: K – Kim by Rudyard Kipling”

Hi, your comment location is very difficult to find; I almost gave up. I think I would change it to just the word, “comment”. Just a suggestion, 🙂
Yes, Kim and Mowgli are favorites of mine. I have seen two movies of the story. One was made many many years ago with real people, another was the Disney movie, with the music. Phil Harris was singing, “Possibilities”. I am a retired librarian for elementary children. Best regards to you. Ruby

I cannot lie; Kipling was always a Disney musical. I used to love Rikki Tikki Tavi.
I have to think about this. I’ll get back to you about a favorite.
-r

This was one of my favorite stories when i was a child. So hard for me to imagine life on the other side of the world from me.

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