Just So Stories
How did the camel get his hump? How did the leopard get his spots? How did the elephant get his trunk?
These are questions that children around the world have asked for centuries, but it took Nobel Prize winner Rudyard Kipling's lively, hilarious stories to give them answers. For one hundred years, these classic tales -- drawn from the oral storytelling traditions of India and Africa and filled with mischievously clever animals and people -- have entertained young and old alike.Intertwined within these delightful tales are little pearls of wisdom about the pitfalls of arrogance and pride and the importance of curiosity, imagination, and inventiveness. Kipling's rhythmic prose makes these tales perfect for sharing aloud with the whole family.
This deluxe edition contains all of Kiplin's unforgettable stories as well as ten stunning watercolors, along with numerous black-and-white drawings, from award-winning artist Barry Moser, bringing this timeless masterpiece brilliantly to life for a whole new generation of readers.
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Review: Just So StoriesUser Review - Lindsey - Goodreads
I thought this was a really cute book, really great for reading aloud to kids I'd imagine. Awesome imagination on Kipling's part, with all the eloquence of The Jungle Book. And the illustrations are fabulous! Read full review
Review: Just So StoriesUser Review - Julie - Goodreads
I have very few memories of my childhood, but I do remember this. My grandparents bought it as a gift and I remember my grandfather reading the stories aloud to me whenever I spent time with them. I ... Read full review
HOW THE ALPHABET WAS MADE
THE CRAB THAT PLAYED WITH THE SEA
THE CAT THAT WALKED BY HIMSELF
THE BUTTERFLY THAT STAMPED