Rudyard Kipling's short origin stories from JUST SO STORIES, as well as "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi" from THE JUNGLE BOOK, are whimsical delights for children. Virginia McKenna is wonderfully expressive in her narration. Her warm, pleasant cadence enlivens Kipling's stories, and her earnest enthusiasm in the dialogue between characters is captivating. She especially captures the naïveté of characters like the elephant's child and the butterfly who stamped. Her narration feels like she is reading a book to a group of children. After McKenna's reading of Kipling's stories, Allison Larkin conducts an interesting interview in which McKenna speaks about her love of wildlife and the Born Free Foundation. She also reads her own original poetry. This audiobook proves to be a treat for children and adults alike. D.M.W. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2018]
Trade Ed. Alison Larkin Presents 2018
DD ISBN $14.95
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