Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling

Just So Stories

Written by Rudyard Kipling
Illustrated by Chris Riddell

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Rudyard Kipling’s classic stories are beautifully presented in this highly attractive edition enhanced with eight stunning colour illustrations by Chris Riddell as well as by Kipling’s own illustrations – including his most famous one of The Elephant’s Child. Kipling’s versions of how different animals have come by their characteristic- How the Leopard Got his Spots, How the Whale Got His Throat, The Cat that Walked By Itself and the others remains one of the best books to read aloud to any one from 5 upwards.

The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. The large, complete edition with big type and Kipling's own illustrations of How the Alphabet Became. The Elephant's Child and The Cat that Walked by Himself. The best edition for enjoying the full range of Kipling's genius.


Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling

Hear and attend and listen; for this befell and be happened and became and was: O my Best Beloved, when the tame animals were wild...Have you ever wondered how the Leopard got his spots? How the Rhinosaurus got his skin? Or how the Alphabet was made? This witty and wonderful collection of Just So Stories embarks upon a fanciful voyage to unearth the answers to these very questions, and more. The Just So Stories have long been regarded as a true classic of children's literature.

This Heritage edition is published with Rudyard Kipling's original 1902 drawings, and colour illustrations by Chris Riddell.


Just So Stories was the first book I ever truly loved Michael Morpurgo

About the Author

Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling was born in Bombay in 1865. He was educated in England but returned to India as an adult and worked as a journalist. There, he produced stories, sketches and poems that made him a literary celebrity when he returned to England in 1888. After their marriage, Kipling and his wife moved to Vermont, where he wrote The Jungle Book. Published in 1894, it became a children's classic all over the world. Tales of every kind, including historical and science fiction, continued to flow from his pen, including Kim (1901) and the Just So Stories (1902). From 1902 Kipling made his home in Sussex, but continued to travel widely and caught his first glimpse of warfare in South Africa, where he reported in the Boer War. Kipling was the recipient of many honorary degrees and other awards. He was the first writer to be awarded the Nobel Prize, in 1907, and in 1926 he received the Gold Medal of the royal Society of Literature. Kipling died in 1936.

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160 pages
Interest Age: From 7


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Egmont UK an imprint of Egmont UK Ltd

Publication date

7th November 2013




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