Just So Stories

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Just So Stories is a collection of fantastic accounts of how various phenomena came about. A classic of children's literature, the ...
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Overview

Just So Stories is a collection of fantastic accounts of how various phenomena came about. A classic of children's literature, the complete volume contains the following stories:


• How the Whale Got His Throat: Explains how the whale was once a fearsome predator who ate humans, but was changed by one of his victims

• How the Camel Got His Hump: Explains how the idle camel was punished

• How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin: Explains why rhinos have folds in their skin and bad tempers

• How the Leopard Got His Spots

• The Elephant's Child: The story of how the elephant's trunk became long

• The Sing-Song of Old Man Kangaroo: The story of how the kangaroo turned from a gray, wooly animal with short, stubby legs, to the athletic animal we know today

• The Beginning of the Armadillos: The story of how the hedgehog and the turtle transformed into the first armadillos

• How the First Letter Was Written: Introduces a family of cave people, named Tegumai Bopsulai (the father), Teshumai Tewindrow (the mother), and Taffimai Metallumai, (the daughter). Explains how Taffy delivered a picture message to her mother

• How the Alphabet Was Made: Taffy and her father invent the earliest form of the alphabet

• The Crab That Played with the Sea

• The Cat That Walked by Himself: The story of how all domesticated animals became that way, especially focusing on the wildest of all, the cat. We also learn how the dog, the cow, and the horse became man's servants

• The Butterfly That Stamped: The story of how King Solomon rid himself of troublesome wives, and saved the pride of abutterfly

• The Tabu Tale
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781597772334
  • Publisher: Phoenix Books, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/1/2009
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 5.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Carl Reiner, a comedian, actor, novelist, and film director, was a creator, writer, and producer of "The Dick Van Dyke Show." In 1999, he was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American humor by the Kennedy Center and inducted into the Television Hall of Fame by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. He most recently appeared in "Ocean's Eleven" and "Ocean's Twelve." He lives in Beverly Hills, California.

Rudyard Kipling(1865-1936), recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1907, was an English novelist, short-story writer, and poet. His sweeping tales of adventure, including "Kim, Captains Courageous, " and "The jungle Book", won him wide popularity during his lifetime and have been beloved by generations.

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