Just So Stories

Just So Stories

Book - 1996
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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.

Publisher: New York : W. Morrow, c1996.
ISBN: 9780688139575
0688139574
Branch Call Number: KIPLI
Characteristics: 148 p., [10] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Moser, Barry

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stinkpot
Mar 19, 2017

This is such a cute little edition with a ribbon bookmark and original illustrations. A book that you will want to read out loud to your kids. There are many words they won't understand, but they will love the lilting and rhyming sounds of his writing method! (I put my son's favorite quote in the quotes area on this web page. You will see what I mean.)

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rUngrich
Apr 02, 2011

A copy of this book was given to
my family (I believe) by a freindly
neighbor family, but unfortunaltely
my mother had an attitude about
them and, though I tried to keep
them, eventually they were lost.
I was so happy to find this copy
of stories I had read while growing
up, and I sincerely thank that family, the Painters, though they
may not even remember these
books at this late date. I will enjoy rereading the stories, I am sure. --r

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Mar 19, 2017

A great, high, tall forest full of tree trunks all ’sclusively speckled and sprottled and spottled, dotted and splashed and slashed and hatched and cross-hatched with shadows.

Black_Horse_98 Aug 09, 2014

He went from Graham’s Town to Kimberley, and from Kimberley to Khama’s Country, and from Khama’s Country he went east by north, eating melons all the time, till at last he came to the banks of the great grey-green, greasy Limpopo River, all set about w

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Mar 19, 2017

stinkpot thinks this title is suitable for 6 years and over

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