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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.

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Just So Stories Synopsis

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.

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

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ISBN: 9781509805587
Publication date: 10/03/2016
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781405267397
Publication date: 07/11/2013
Publisher: Egmont UK an imprint of Egmont UK Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781405267397
Publication date: 7th November 2013
Author: Rudyard Kipling
Illustrator: Chris Riddell
Publisher: Egmont UK an imprint of Egmont UK Ltd
Format: Hardback
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Recommendations: eBooks

About 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 ...

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