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The Sing-Song Of Old Man Kangaroo


Joseph Rudyard Kipling was an English journalist, short-story writer, poet, and novelist. Various writers, such as Edmund Candler, were strongly influenced by Kipling's writing. Kipling's stories for adults remain in print and have garnered high praise from writers as different as Poul Anderson, Jorge Luis Borges, and Randall Jarrell who wrote that, "After you have read Kipling's fifty or seventy-five best stories you realize that few men have written this many stories of this much merit, and that very few have written more and better stories." Kipling wrote much and successfully for children - for the very young in Just So Stories and for others in The Jungle Book and its sequel and in Puck of Pook’s Hill and Rewards and Fairies. Of his miscellaneous works, the more notable are a number of early travel sketches collected in two volumes in From Sea to Sea and the unfinished Something of Myself, posthumously published in 1941, a reticent essay in autobiography. The Sing-Song Of Old Man Kangaroo is one of the wonderful Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling. The Kangaroo used to have four short legs. He asked Little God Nqa to make him different from all other animals by five o’clock that afternoon and was told to go away. He asked Middle God Nquing the same, also to be “wonderfully popular,” and received the same answer. But when he asked Big God Nqong to be different, popular and “wonderfully run after” Nqong called up Yellow Dog Dingo. Enjoy free online English audiobook “The Sing-Song Of Old Man Kangaroo” by Rudyard Kipling!