In 1892 world-famous English author Rudyard Kipling and his wife come to live in Dummerston, Vermont, and everything changes for young Kitty, who lives on a neighboring farm.
Kitty is curious about and fascinated by the Kiplings. She realizes at once that she has never met -- nor will she ever again meet -- as interesting a man as Rudyard Kipling. He's full of spectacular stories of drama and adventure. He tells her all about India (a place beyond Kitty's wildest dreams!) and reads to her from a new story he is writing about a boy named Mowgli who lives with wolves in the jungle. Imagine! Kitty, in turn, teaches the remarkable Mr. Kipling the strange ways of Vermonters, and helps with the Kiplings' new baby. In Kitty's own house her parents are constantly telling her that "curiosity killed the cat," but in Mr. Kipling's company the world seems wide open for Kitty to explore. However, as she soon discovers, not everyone is as happy with the Kiplings' move to Kitty's town as she is, and she comes to understand that the uncovering and acceptance of truths can be a painful process.
How two very different people from different parts of the world become friends and adventurers of the imagination is the heart of this charming tale by Lenore Blegvad. Based on true events, and illustrated with lively drawings by Erik Blegvad, Kitty and Mr. Kipling celebrates the power of story and the beauty of friendship.
|Publisher:||Margaret K. McElderry Books|
|Product dimensions:||6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)|
|Age Range:||7 - 10 Years|