Just-So Stories: For Little Children (Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin)

Rudyard Kipling

Published by Penguin Classics, 1989
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Synopsis: A dozen stories answer children's questions about how the camel got his hump, the rhinoceros his skin, the leopard his spots, how writing began, and other concerns.

From the Back Cover: 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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Title: Just-So Stories: For Little Children (...
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 1989
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Book Condition: New
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