Just so Stories

Just so Stories

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by Rudyard Kipling
     
 

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How did the leopard get its spots? These entertaining stories, drawn from the tales Kipling's Indian nurses told to him, answer this question -- and many more! Kipling created the enchantment of the dawn of the world, when animals could talk and think like people. The laziness of the Camel, the curiosity of the Elephant Child, the cleverness of the hedgehog, the…  See more details below

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How did the leopard get its spots? These entertaining stories, drawn from the tales Kipling's Indian nurses told to him, answer this question -- and many more! Kipling created the enchantment of the dawn of the world, when animals could talk and think like people. The laziness of the Camel, the curiosity of the Elephant Child, the cleverness of the hedgehog, the confusions of the Painted Jaguar and all the rest of Kipling's delightful menagerie come alive in this memorable narrative.

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School Library Journal
Gr 1-6-This collection includes Kipling's 12 original Just So Stories narrated by Geoffrey Palmer, whose deep and resonant voice is perfectly suited to the tales. It is satisfying to hear the stories as they were meant to be told-aloud. Kipling originally told the stories to his own children over a century ago. The language is reflective of Kipling's time and place, and children who may have trouble with the language and phrasing will benefit from hearing the stories read. Among the stories included here are "How the Whale Got His Throat," "The Butterfly That Stamped," and "The Elephant's Child." Many of them include a moral or lesson, such as "How the Camel Got His Hump," in which the camel learns a lesson about being lazy and procrastinating. The tales are nicely complemented by bits of classical music including pieces from Saint-Saen's "Carnival of the Animals." The accompanying booklet provides information about Kipling's life and some additional material about the stories. An excellent addition to classic audiobook collections in school and public libraries.-Maren Ostergard, Bellevue Regional Library, King County Library System, WA Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781494875039
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
01/03/2014
Pages:
62
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.13(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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