Rewards and Fairies

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(4.4 stars; 15 reviews)

Joseph Rudyard Kipling (December 30, 1865 – January 18, 1936) was an English author and poet, born in India, and best known today for his children’s books, including The Jungle Book, Just So Stories, and Puck of Pook’s Hill; his novel, Kim; his poems, including “Mandalay”, “Gunga Din”, and “If—”; and his many short stories, including “The Man Who Would Be King” and the collections Life’s Handicap, The Day’s Work, and Plain Tales from the Hills. He is regarded as a major “innovator in the art of the short story”; his children’s books are enduring classics of children’s literature; and his best work speaks to a versatile and luminous narrative gift.

Dan and Una met Puck last summer, in Puck of Pook’s Hill. This summer, they meet him again - and several individuals from different periods in history, who, while generally not famous themselves, tell their tales of meeting Queen Elizabeth, Francis Drake, George Washington, and other well-known historical figures. Sadly, Dan and Una forget these encounters as soon as they are over, but the reader can enjoy them for years to come! (Summary by Wikipedia and Catharine Eastman) (7 hr 50 min)


Introduction 4:26 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
Cold Iron 35:31 Read by Sage Tyrtle
Gloriana 40:40 Read by Catharine Eastman
The Wrong Thing 46:58 Read by Mark F. Smith
Marklake Witches 44:45 Read by Peter Eastman
The Knife and the Naked Chalk 39:30 Read by Meredith Hughes
Brother Square Toes 46:56 Read by Kiki Baessell
A Priest in Spite of Himself 47:55 Read by Sibella Denton
The Conversion of St Wilfrid 37:50 Read by Shurtagal
A Doctor of Medicine 41:39 Read by Ted Delorme
Simple Simon 37:56 Read by Russ Lemker
The Tree of Justice 45:55 Read by Mark F. Smith


(4 stars)

I thought the narrations were good! The story was okay a nice follow on from Puck of Pooks hill. It was nice and good but not amazing 4/5 😊👍

Not Bad

(3 stars)

I didn't find this book particularly engaging. Not nearly as good as Puck of Pook's Hill, but still not bad.