Puck of Pook’s Hill

Written as a children’s classic, Puck of Pook’s Hill is another brilliant work of fiction by the very versatile Rudyard Kipling. This book is a blend of magical realism and history, so perfectly crafted that you will, at the point, think it probably was real.

Puck of Pook’s Hill: Plot

The stories are basically being narrated to two kids either by Puck or by the characters Puck picks up from history( to know who these are, read the book! And trust me, it is worth down to every second you spend on it).

Puck of Pook's Hill
The cover of Puck of Pook’s Hill showing Puck, the elf and the two children

The name, Puck, probably will sound familiar to Shakespeare fans. Yes, Puck is, himself, out of Midsummer Night’s Dream. It will be quite interesting for some of the readers to note that (SPOILER ALERT!) Puck is really just an elf and loves referring to himself as “The Oldest thing in England “.

The setting of the entire book is in England, old England for that matter. (Imagine the old streets of the country and the magical elements this book holds!)

Puck of Pook's Hill
Illustration by H.R. Millar

The stories are mostly magical but some of them do have a very strong historical background and is rather informational. That is to say, you can trust these stories to feed you with a little knowledge about England then.

Each story ends with a poem or more appropriately, a song that is equally delightful. They are so much like fairy songs that you will

Review of Puck of Pook’s Hill

Written as a children’s classic, Puck of Pook’s Hill is another brilliant work of fiction by the very versatile Rudyard Kipling. This book is a blend of magical realism and history, so perfectly crafted that you will, at a point, think it probably was real.

The stories are basically being narrated to two kids either by Puck or by the characters Puck picks up from history( to know who these are, read the book! And trust me, it is worth down to every second you spend on it).

Puck of Pook's Hill
Illustration by H.R. Millar

The name, Puck, probably will sound familiar to Shakespeare fans. Yes, Puck is, himself, out of Midsummer Night’s Dream. It will be quite interesting for some of the readers to note that (SPOILER ALERT!) Puck is really just an elf and loves referring to himself as “The Oldest thing in England “.

The setting of the entire book is in England, old England for that matter. (Imagine the old streets of the country and the magical elements this book holds!) The stories are mostly magical but some of them do have a very strong historical background and is rather informational.

That is to say, you can trust these stories to feed you with a little knowledge about England then. Each story ends with a poem or more appropriately, a song that is equally delightful. They are so much like fairy songs that you will actually just think fairies are singing them.

It is a book that will bewitch you, irrespective of your age. Go get hold of a copy and read on!

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