A Collection of Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories

A Collection of Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories

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How did the Rhinoceros get his wrinkly skin? Why won't cats come when they're called? How did one curious elephant - with a nose for trouble - change the lives of all elephants everywhere? First told aloud to his young daughter, Rudyard Kipling's inspired answers to these and other questions drew upon fables he had heard as a child in India and folktales he gathered from around the world. Now, in this sumptuous volume, Kipling's playful pourquoi tales are brought to life by eight of today's most celebrated illustrators - from Peter Sis's elegantly graphic interpretation of "How the Whale Got His Throat" to Satoshi Kitamura's amusingly expressive characters in "The Cat That Walked by Himself." These eight classic tales, along with their latest artistic interpretations, are guaranteed to delight and appeal to a new generation of "'satiably curious" children. Book jacket.
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Candlewick Press, 2004
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0763626295 (alk. paper)
Branch Call Number: J KIPLING
Characteristics: 127 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Just so stories

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stinkpot
Mar 19, 2017

This is such a cute little edition with a ribbon bookmark and original illustrations. A book that you will want to read out loud to your kids. There are many words they won't understand, but they will love the lilting and rhyming sounds of his writing method! (I put my son's favorite quote in the quotes area on this web page. You will see what I mean.)

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rUngrich
Apr 02, 2011

A copy of this book was given to
my family (I believe) by a freindly
neighbor family, but unfortunaltely
my mother had an attitude about
them and, though I tried to keep
them, eventually they were lost.
I was so happy to find this copy
of stories I had read while growing
up, and I sincerely thank that family, the Painters, though they
may not even remember these
books at this late date. I will enjoy rereading the stories, I am sure. --r

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Mar 19, 2017

A great, high, tall forest full of tree trunks all ’sclusively speckled and sprottled and spottled, dotted and splashed and slashed and hatched and cross-hatched with shadows.

Black_Horse_98 Aug 09, 2014

He went from Graham’s Town to Kimberley, and from Kimberley to Khama’s Country, and from Khama’s Country he went east by north, eating melons all the time, till at last he came to the banks of the great grey-green, greasy Limpopo River, all set about w

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Mar 19, 2017

stinkpot thinks this title is suitable for 6 years and over

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