Read the text and answer the
1. When was Rudyard Kipling born?
2. What books and stories did Rudyard
3. When did he win the Nobel Prize?
Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) is one of the
most famous British writers and poets. He
was born in India which was a colony of
Great Britain at that time. He wrote his books
for adults and for children. Many people
from all over the world like his funny stories
about animals. We can read them in his book
which is called Just so stories. For example,
The Elephant’s Child or The Cat that Walked
by Himself. But his most famous work is
The Jungle Book which consists of short
stories. They are Mowgli’s Brothers, Tiger!
Tiger!, Rikki-Tikki-Tavi and others. Mowgli’s
Brothers is about a small boy who was lost in
the jungle. He grows up with the help of Baloo
the bear, Bagheera the Black Panther and then
fights with the tiger, Shere Khan.
In 1907, R. Kipling won the Nobel Prize for
Literature, and he was the first English writer
who got this prize.