Just So Stories: By Rudyard Kipling : Illustrated

4.1 avg rating
( 38,977 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781533213549: Just So Stories: By Rudyard Kipling : Illustrated

Why buy our paperbacks?

  1. Standard Font size of 10 for all books
  2. High Quality Paper
  3. Fulfilled by Amazon
  4. Expedited shipping
  5. 30 Days Money Back Guarantee

BEWARE of Low-quality sellers

Don't buy cheap paperbacks just to save a few dollars. Most of them use low-quality papers & binding. Their pages fall off easily. Some of them even use very small font size of 6 or less to increase their profit margin. It makes their books completely unreadable.

How is this book unique?

  1. Unabridged (100% Original content)
  2. Font adjustments & biography included
  3. Illustrated

About Just So Stories: By Rudyard Kipling

The Just So Stories for Little Children are a collection written by the British author Rudyard Kipling. Highly fantasised origin stories, especially for differences among animals, they are among Kipling's best known works. For the fallacy named after Kipling's work see Just-so story.The stories, first published in 1902, are pourquoi (French for "why") or origin stories, fantastic accounts of how various phenomena came about. A forerunner of these stories is Kipling's "How Fear Came," included in his The Second Jungle Book (1895). In it, Mowgli hears the story of how the tiger got his stripes. The Just So Stories typically have the theme of a particular animal being modified from an original form to its current form by the acts of man, or some magical being. For example, the Whale has a tiny throat because he swallowed a mariner, who tied a raft inside to block the whale from swallowing other men. The Camel has a hump given to him by a djinn as punishment for the camel's refusing to work (the hump allows the camel to work longer between times of eating). The Leopard's spots were painted by an Ethiopian (after the Ethiopian painted himself black). The Kangaroo gets its powerful hind legs, long tail, and hopping gait after being chased all day by a dingo, sent by a minor god responding to the Kangaroo's request to be made different from all other animals.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

(No Available Copies)

Search Books:



Create a Want

If you know the book but cannot find it on AbeBooks, we can automatically search for it on your behalf as new inventory is added. If it is added to AbeBooks by one of our member booksellers, we will notify you!

Create a Want