It is unlikely that Rudyard Kipling's works are part of school curriculums anymore. Imperialistic and racist, Kipling is an example of bygone perspectives that are still being eradicated.
But here's the thing that you might already realize about children's literature: the stories endure. Growing up, most of us knew more of Kipling's works--like the poems, "If--" or "Gunga-Din" or books like Captains Courageous.
Did you read Rudyard Kipling as a child? I sure did. To be honest, Just So Stories wasn't my favorite. I loved The Jungle Book and in particular, "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi".
Children today may only know Mowgli from the Disney movies but at least they know some of the stories.
The theme of Story-Time Stitches is illustrators who inspired quilts based on children's books. But there are a lot of other addendums we need to address. In this installment, we are going to focus on illustrations that inspired a coverlet, although not illustrated by the original artist.
Just So Stories was originally illustrated by Kipling himself. In 1934, two years before Kipling's death, a quilt pattern was published in Women's Home Companion magazine and featured the story "The Elephant Child" from Just So.