Just So Stories

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Wildside Press, Oct 1, 2011 - Fiction - 266 pages
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Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was a British author and poet. He is best known for The Jungle Book (1894), Kim (1901), many short stories and poems. He is regarded as a major innovator in the art of the short story, and his children's books are enduring classics of children's literature. The Just So Stories are highly fantasized origin stories and are among Kipling's best known works.

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User Review  - elainevbernal - LibraryThing

Rudyard Kipling, Just So Stories, MA: Candlewick Press, 2004. First published in 1902, Kipling's work was a series of "Pourquoi," or "Origin" stories of how certain phenomena came to be. The stories ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kids Bookseller - Borders

The Just So Stories are a collection of short 'Creation stories'. How the camel got his hump, How the leopard got his spots, etc. They are meant to be read aloud and the audio version is fantastic. Read full review

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Nobel prize-winning writer Rudyard Kipling was born in Bombay, India, but returned with his parents to England at the age of five. Influenced by experiences in both India and England, Kipling's stories celebrate British imperialism and the experience of the British soldier in India. Amongst Kipling's best-known works are The Jungle Book, Just So Stories, and the poems "Mandalay" and "Gunga Din." Kipling was the first English-language writer to receive the Nobel prize for literature (1907) and was amongst the youngest to receive the award. Kipling died in 1936 and is interred in Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey.

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