Just so stories

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Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories is one of the best-loved story collections ever written for children. Now Ian Wallace, one of Canada's most accomplished children's book illustrators, reinterprets the famous tales with his vibrant art, bringing Kipling to a whole new generation of young readers. Kipling wrote the stories for his young daughter, who would only sleep if they were told "just so." The first edition was published in Great Britain in 1902, along with black-and-white illustrations by the author himself. The stories have remained in print ever since, delighting young readers all over the world. Many of the tales are origin stories, explaining how an animal came to be the way it is. They are ripe with imagination, inventive vocabulary and word play. This new edition, published more than 110 years after the original, has been edited to remove racist language. The first handsome volume includes "How the Whale Got His Throat," "How the Camel Got His Hump," "How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin," "How the Leopard Got His Spots," "The Elephant's Child" and "The Sing-Song of Old Man Kangaroo." The second volume will be published in spring 2014. Inspired by these remarkable stories from all around the world, Ian Wallace has chosen to make an annual donation to IBBY's Fund for Children in Crisis.
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Full title just so
Author kipling rudyard
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β€œI am the cat who walks by himself and all places are alike to me”

Here are the delightful stories which Kipling first told his own children before setting them down on paper. How the Camel got his Hump, How the Leopard got his spots, How the Elephant got his Trunk, the Butterfly that Stamped and many Others. They remain popular, entertaining every generation, partly because of the story and partly because of the vivid way they are written. To hear them – unabridged as they are here – is to enjoy them in their original form.

Music: Saint-Saena, Janacek, Vivaldi and Krommer

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subject_facet Animals -- Fiction, Children's stories, English, Short stories -- Fiction
title_display Just so stories
title_full Just So Stories, Just so stories / by Rudyard Kipling ; illustrated by Barry Moser, Just so stories [classic] / by Rudyard Kipling
title_short Just so stories
topic_facet Animals, Children's stories, English, Juvenile Fiction, Short stories