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Based on Indian fables and folktales from around the world, this well-known author has compiled a series of stories about an array of animals, including the rhinoceros, whale, and cat--enhanced with rich drawings from various illustrators, including Satoshi Kitamura and Peter Sís.
Five of Kipling's Just so stories, including "How the camel got his hump," "How the rhinoceros got his skin" and "How the elephant got his trunk" are included here. The tales are brought vividly to life by Kipling's young daughter, Elsie, and a group of new friends she has made during a visit with her aunt while her parents are away. Elsie receives in the mail from her father a recently published copy of his new book, a series of animal adventures. Elsie and her friends eagerly act out the stories until they come to the final one which, to the surprise of her friends, Elsie is reluctant to enact. The ending, which holds a surprise or two, is moving and uplifting as Elsie learns something about herself and her friends as well.
One of the world's greatest storytellers weaves together an unforgettable collection of animal tales, including how the camel got its hump, how the leopard got its spots, and how even a butterfly stamping his leg can change a man's life. Initially written for his own "best beloved," Just So Stories was published in 1902. It has been a favorite for the past century and is certain to be cherished by generations to come.
This carefully crafted ebook: "The Just So Stories for Little Children (Illustrated Edition)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The Just So Stories for Little Children are a highly fantasized origin stories, especially for differences among animals, they are among Kipling's best known works. The stories are pourquoi (French for "why") or origin stories, fantastic accounts of how various phenomena came about. 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. Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was an English short-story writer, poet, and novelist. He wrote tales and poems of British soldiers in India and stories for children. He is regarded as a major innovator in the art of the short story; his children's books are classics of children's literature; and one critic described his work as exhibiting "a versatile and luminous narrative gift."
Big Book of Just So Stories is a delightful compendium for children aged 3+, presenting four of Rudyard Kipling's brilliantly funny Just So Stories across large format pages of full-bled artwork scenes. Every page showcases beautiful illustrations packed with charm and detail that will enthrall younger children. Stories included are How the Leopard got his Spots, How the Camel got his Hump, How the Rhinoceros got his Skin, and How the Whale got his Throat. They have been carefully retold to appeal to younger readers, and the book has been produced on thicker paper to help little hands turn each page more easily.
Steinbeck Publishers have added some additional items to give you a fuller experience while reading "Just So Stories". *Bibliography Timeline of the Author *Unique illustrations time sensitive to the literary period*Additional references resources on the life and times of Rudyard KiplingThe Just So Stories for Little Children are a collection written by the British author Rudyard Kipling. Highly fantasized origin stories, especially for differences among animals, they are among Kipling's best known works."Just So Stories" is Rudyard Kipling's classic collection of animal fables and poetry. The following stories are included in the collection along with Kipling's original illustrations: How The Whale Got His Throat, How The Camel Got His Hump, How The Rhinoceros Got His Skin, How The Leopard Got His Spots, The Elephant's Child, The Sing-Song Of Old Man Kangaroo, The Beginning Of The Armadillos, How The First Letter Was Written, How The Alphabet Was Made, The Crab That Played With The Sea, The Cat That Walked By Himself, and The Butterfly That Stamped. Rudyard Kipling, English writer, novelist, poetJoseph Rudyard Kipling was an English short-story writer, poet, and novelist. He wrote tales and poems of British soldiers in India and stories for children. He was born in Bombay, in the Bombay Presidency of British India, and was taken by his family to England when he was five years old. Kipling's works of fiction include The Jungle Book (a collection of stories which includes "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi"), the Just So Stories (1902), Kim (1901), and many short stories, including "The Man Who Would Be King" (1888); and his poems include "Mandalay" (1890), "Gunga Din" (1890), "The Gods of the Copybook Headings" (1919), "The White Man's Burden" (1899), and "If--" (1910). He is regarded as a major innovator in the art of the short story; his children's books are enduring classics of children's literature; and one critic described his work as exhibiting "a versatile and luminous narrative gift".
Just So Stories is a collection of Rudyard Kipling's animal tales in which we learn about 'How the Whale got his Throat', 'How the Camel got his Hump', 'How the Rhinoceros got his Skin', 'How the Leopard got his Spots', 'The Elephant's Child', 'The Sing-Song of Old Man Kangaroo', 'The Beginning of the Armadilloes', 'How the First Letter was Written', 'How the Alphabet was Made', 'The Crab that Played with the Sea', 'The Cat that Walked by Himself' and 'The Butterfly that Stamped'. These witty, inventive stories have delighted generations of children.