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Complimenting Children – “The Jungle Book” – Rudyard Kipling

September 21st, 2011 · No Comments · Colonialism, Fiction, India, Parenting, Youth/Children

Now, Tabaqui knew as well as anyone else that there is nothing so unlucky as to compliment children to their faces. It pleased him to see Mother and Father Wolf look uncomfortable.

“The Jungle Book” is one of those books that is a completely different experience to re-read as an adult. It’s like the CS Lewis books, the magic of the fantasy/imagery that you see as a child is almost completely obscured by the feeling of being constantly beaten over the head by strident ideological preaching of a kind that has not aged well at all…

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