Rudyard Kipling Just So Stories

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Just So Stories

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Kipling's classic collection of origin stories

Have you ever inquired why the elephant has such an enormously elongated nose? Are you confused by a cat's contrariness? Have you ruminated on the wrinkles of a rhinocerous, or speculated how the leopard got its spots? Rudyard Kipling wondered about all these things too, and in this marvelous collection of stories he imagines how the animals became "just so." Extra materials in the back include a quiz, more information on Rudyard Kipling, interesting animal facts, and an interview with Phillip Pullman on why he loves Just So Stories.

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How did the camel get his hump? Why won't cats do as they are told? Who invented reading and writing? How did an inquisitive little elephant change the lives of elephants everywhere? Kipling's imagined answers to such questions draw on the beast fables he heard as a child in India, as well as on folk games with language, exploring the relationships between thought, speech, and the written word. He also celebrates his own joy in fatherhood. The tales were told to his own and his friends' children over many years before he wrote them down, adding poems and his own illustrations. They invite older and younger readers to share a magical experience, each contributing to the other's pleasure, but each can also enjoy them alone, as more jokes, subtexts, and exotic references emerge with every reading. This fully illustrated edition includes two extra stories and Kipling's own explanation of the title.

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Kipling's own drawings, with their long, funny captions, illustrate his hilarious explanations of How the Camel Got His Hump, How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin, How the Armadillo Happened, and other animal How's. He began inventing these stories in his American wife's hometown of Brattleboro, Vermont, to amuse his eldest daughter--and they have served ever since as a source of laughter for children everywhere.

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