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Kitty and Mr. Kipling ** S I G N E D By BOTH **: Blegvad, Lenore and Illustrated by Erik Blegvad Kitty and Mr. Kipling ** S I G N E D By BOTH **: Blegvad, Lenore and Illustrated by Erik Blegvad

Kitty and Mr. Kipling ** S I G N E D By BOTH **

Blegvad, Lenore and Illustrated by Erik Blegvad

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ISBN 10: 0689873638 / ISBN 13: 9780689873638
Published by McElderry Books, NY, 2005
Condition: As New Hardcover
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STATED FIRST Edition. A FLAWLESS volume in same condition unclipped illustrated dust jacket. * SIGNED * by BOTH the author AND illustrator on title page, (Signatures only). A lovely young adult story. 129 pages. Mylar protected jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 000155

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Title: Kitty and Mr. Kipling ** S I G N E D By BOTH...

Publisher: McElderry Books, NY

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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After the world-famous author, Rudyard Kipling, and his wife move into the house next to their farm in rural Vermont, young Kitty is excited by her new and interesting creative neighbor from whom she learns a lot about the world, yet when the community turns on their new resident, Kitty isn't so quick to join the crowd despite the things that are being said.

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Grade 3-5–This fictionalized tale of a young Vermonter who spends a magical year getting to know the famous author combines a number of lovely elements. Kitty is the daughter of pragmatic New Englanders. Their small town is thrown into chaos when the Kipling family moves in, partly because Mrs. Kipling's brother, Beatty Balestier, lives there. Kipling is very kind to young Kitty, involving her in his family life and telling her stories from his work in progress–The Jungle Book. As the seasons pass, the girl's sense of happiness fades as the relationship between the hot-tempered and profligate Balestier and the Kiplings deteriorates. Eventually, charges are filed when Balestier threatens to kill Mr. Kipling, and Kitty knows that it is only a matter of time before her friend returns to England. Erik Blegvad's soft drawings give readers a good sense of time and place. Kitty's personal growth allows her to accept that with life comes some pain, and that not everyone is perfect. An afterword gives biographical information about the Kiplings. While the book accurately depicts their time spent in Vermont, Kitty and her family are fictional creations. However, much of Kipling's dialogue is taken from written accounts of the time. This is a fast read, and a good recommendation for those looking for historical fiction for younger readers.–Alison Follos, North Country School, Lake Placid, NY
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