Baa Baa, Black Sheep and The Gardener

Baa Baa Black Sheep and The Gardener These stories reflect Kipling s own experiences in life Kipling was born in India in but in he was sent to England to live with a foster family an unhappy experience which is chronicled in B

  • Title: Baa Baa, Black Sheep and The Gardener
  • Author: Rudyard Kipling
  • ISBN: 9780146000140
  • Page: 227
  • Format: Paperback
  • These stories reflect Kipling s own experiences in life Kipling was born in India in 1865 but in 1871 he was sent to England to live with a foster family an unhappy experience which is chronicled in Baa Baa, Black Sheep.

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    1. These are two semi-autobiographical stories by Rudyard Kipling, set in the early 1900s. Four stars for "Baa Baa, Black Sheep" and five stars for "The Gardener," so 4.5 for both, rounding up to five stars. You can read both stories free online (links below).Starting off with my favorite, "The Gardener": I came across this 1925 short story very indirectly through a WWWednesday article at FantasyLiterature, which mentioned a recent New York Times article defending Kipling and another author (Susan [...]

    2. Just 'The Gardener' this time around:An aunt's grief for a nephew killed by a splinter shell on the Somme.A poignant tale of Remembrance read by Patricia Hodge.

    3. This is quite an eye opener - Ok I thought I was familiar with the works of Rudyard Kipling - jungle book and all that but reading the two short stories in this book - and then discovering the reasons why he wrote them and what aspects of his life he is relating - really brings home the hardship and the grief he had in his life, something I never stopped to consider - for something that at first sight appears a quick throw away read it was very profound.

    4. From BBC Radio 4 Extra - The Gardener:An aunt's grief for her nephew, killed by a splinter shell on the Somme. A poignant tale of remembrance read by Patricia Hodgec/programmes/b00nrvp3

    5. This little book consists of two stories from Rudyard Kipling, both of which were based on events in his own life.The first Baa Baa Black Sheep, tells the story of Punch and Judy (you woudn't believe how long it took me to catch on to those names) who are sent away from their parents in India to an aunt (or possibly a foster family) in England. Aunty Rosa thinks Judy to be the sweetest thing and Punch to be an evil little liar and starts calling him Black Sheep. This was just the saddest little [...]

    6. Kipling is known as the author of THE JUNGLE BOOK and the JUST SO STORIES, as well as the youngest recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature (he was 42 when he won in 1907). The two texts in this Penguin 60s book frame his life: the first tells of his childhood, when he and his sister had to spend five years with an aunt and uncle while their parents were still in India; the second is based on his grief of losing a son in the Great War (1914-1918). In both instances he distances himself from t [...]

    7. Two short stories in this penguin 60s book. The first was four stars, the second three, but overall it felt like a three.The first is the story of two children, Punch and Judy (I know, really?) who are send back to England from India to live with an aunt. The aunt considers Judy to be a perfect little angel, but sees everything Punch (the Black Sheep) does as naughty, even evil, and punishes him for it.The second story tells of a woman with an out-of-wedlock son she raised as a nephew, who dies [...]

    8. I enjoyed very much Kipling's story of "Baa Baa, Black Sheep," it is not a happy story though, and it makes my heart cry that it is autobiographical. "The Gardner" is also sad and well-written.

    9. I've arranged my thoughts on "Baa Baa, Black Sheep" into a haiku:"So much can be madeBy projections on a child,And bad guardians."

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