Just So Stories

Just So Stories

eBook - 2016
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Following the initial success of The Jungle Book, Rudyard Kipling published the collection of parables Just So Stories. He first entertained his own children with these delightful and humorous tales before deciding to write them down for publication. The stories are written in the form of what came to be also known as pourqoui (French for "why") stories, each explaining how and why things came to be as they are. From How the Camel Got His Hump" to the classic How the Whale Got His Throat," Kipling masterfully tells these origin stories, describing how each of these animals developed their distinct characteristics. This classic collection also includes stories featuring other subjects such as the beginnings of the alphabet and the first letter. Kipling spins anecdotes which envisioned intriguing animals and exotic jungles that still resonate with readers today. This volume also features thirteen full-color illustrations and more than thirty black-and-white illustrations by J. M. Gleeson and Paul Bransom, as well as several images created by Kipling himself. With their entertaining characters and well-executed narrative arcs, these tales are perfect for readers both young and old to read separately and, more importantly, together.
Publisher: [United States] : Racehorse for Young Readers : Made available through hoopla, 2016
Characteristics: 1 online resource
ISBN: 9781944686451
1944686452

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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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