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The Elephant's Child : From the Just So Stories + Narrated on Audio Cassette Tape by Jack Nicholson, + BOOK

by Rudyard Kipling, Color Illustrated by Tim Raglin, Narrated on Audio Cassette Tape by Jack Nicholson, Music by Bobby McFerrin, color illustrated endpapers of Forest, Directed by Mark Sottnick

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ISBN 10: 0394883004 / ISBN 13: 9780394883007
Published by Alfred A. Knopf, NY, 1986
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
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HBDJ, IN SLIPCASE With slight fade to top Corner & light wear, 1986, 1st edition, with #1 Intact Number Line on Copyright pg, FINE-/VG+, AS-IS, Interior nice tight clean light wear Fox. DJ protected clear Mylar, Unpaginated, DJ light rub wear tiny chips extremities, Glossy Laminated Oblong covers light wear match DJ Illustration, , Crisp, tight, clean and unmarked copy light wear Fox to pgs. Cassette tape 26:40 time, Bookseller Inventory # 26235

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Title: The Elephant's Child : From the Just So ...

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, NY

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition

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Because of his "satiable curtiosity" about what the crocodile has for dinner, the elephant's child and all elephants thereafter have long trunks. Includes a sound cassette.

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Grade 1-6 ``In the High and Far-Off times the Elephant. . .had only a blackish, bulgy nose, as big as a boot.'' Then the Elephant's Child, full of insatiable curiosity, journeyed across Africa to discover what the crocodile has for his dinner. This version of the best-beloved Just So story takes minor liberties with the text (`` `satiable curtiosity'' becomes ``insatiable curiosity''). Soft hues and line-hatch drawings portray whimsical jungle folk; even the crocodile's ``musky, tusky mouth'' is unthreatening. In interesting interpretations, the Precession of the Equinoxes is shown as the planets revolving along the horizon, and the elephant's journey as a trail of melon rinds across Africa. This title may be purchased with an audio cassette. Collections that have Lorinda Bryan Cauley's version of this tale (HBJ, 1983) may bypass this one, since the two interpretations are similar. For collections that do not have a picture-book edition, though, this Elephant's Child is a good choice.Carolyn Noah, Worcester Public Lib., Mass.
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