Never have I come across a writer bridging the eager anticipation and wonder of young readers with the cynical worldview of grown-ups in such imaginative and enjoyable fashion. One simply doesn’t expect such genius, in a book, in a story, or in the narration, as is rendered in this luminous work.
Kipling possesses a rare quality; a gift that draws adults into fanciful depictions of nature, the world of animals and children, and resplendent views of human qualities and ingenuity.
At a loss for words, I’ll just say “Read this work! Read it!”