Just So Stories

Twelve short stories, most of which tell how such things as the alphabet, the camel's hump, and the elephant's trunk came to be.

Author: Rudyard Kipling

Publisher: Collector's Library

ISBN: 9781904633402

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 175

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Twelve short stories, most of which tell how such things as the alphabet, the camel's hump, and the elephant's trunk came to be.

How the Just So Stories Were Made

In this original study, John Batchelor explores the artistry with which Kipling created the Just So Stories, using each tale as an entry point into the writer’s life and work—including the tragedy that shadows much of the volume, the ...

Author: John Batchelor

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300258259

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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A fascinating, richly illustrated exploration of the poignant origins of Rudyard Kipling’s world-famous children’s classic From "How the Leopard Got Its Spots" to "The Elephant’s Child," Rudyard Kipling’s Just So Stories have delighted readers across the world for more than a century. In this original study, John Batchelor explores the artistry with which Kipling created the Just So Stories, using each tale as an entry point into the writer’s life and work—including the tragedy that shadows much of the volume, the death of his daughter Josephine. Batchelor details the playful challenges the stories made to contemporary society. In his stories Kipling played with biblical and other stories of creation and imagined fantastical tales of animals' development and man's discovery of literacy. Richly illustrated with original drawings and family photographs, this account reveals Kipling’s public and private lives—and sheds new light on a much-loved and tremendously influential classic.

Big Book of Just So Stories

They have been carefully retold to appeal to younger readers, and the book has been produced on thicker paper to help little hands turn each page more easily.

Author: Kipling Rudyard

Publisher: Big Book of Series

ISBN: 9781786170163

Category: Animals

Page: 96

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Big Book of Just So Stories is a delightful compendium for children aged 3+, presenting four of Rudyard Kipling's brilliantly funny Just So Stories across large format pages of full-bled artwork scenes. Every page showcases beautiful illustrations packed with charm and detail that will enthrall younger children. Stories included are How the Leopard got his Spots, How the Camel got his Hump, How the Rhinoceros got his Skin, and How the Whale got his Throat. They have been carefully retold to appeal to younger readers, and the book has been produced on thicker paper to help little hands turn each page more easily.

A Collection of Rudyard Kipling s Just So Stories

How did the rhinoceros get his wrinkly skin? Why won't cats come when they're called? How did one curious elephant change the lives of all elephants? These eight best-loved stories give answers to these and other intriguing questions.

Author: Rudyard Kipling

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781406301427

Category: Children's stories, English

Page: 128

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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 change the lives of all elephants? These eight best-loved stories give answers to these and other intriguing questions.

Just So Stories

The stories describe how one animal or another acquired its most distinctive features, such as how the Leopard got his spots. For the book, Kipling illustrated the stories himself.

Author: Rudyard Kipling

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1387151738

Category: Fiction

Page: 80

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Just So Stories for Little Children is a 1902 collection of origin stories by the British author Rudyard Kipling. Considered a classic of children's literature, the book is among Kipling's best known works. Kipling began working on the book by telling the first three chapters as bedtime stories to his daughter Josephine. These had to be told ""just so"" (exactly in the words she was used to) or she would complain. The stories describe how one animal or another acquired its most distinctive features, such as how the Leopard got his spots. For the book, Kipling illustrated the stories himself. The stories have appeared in a variety of adaptations including a musical and animated films. Evolutionary biologists have noted that what Kipling did in fiction, they have done in reality, providing explanations for the evolutionary development of animal features. The Just So Stories each tell how a particular animal was modified from an original form to its current form by the acts of man, or some magic.

How the Leopard Got His Spots

Relates how the leopard got his spotted coat in order to hunt the animals in the dappled shadows of the forest.

Author: Rudyard Kipling

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 9781596793446

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 36

View: 412

Relates how the leopard got his spotted coat in order to hunt the animals in the dappled shadows of the forest.

Rudyard Kipling s Just So Stories retold by Elli Woollard

Delightfully retold in humorous verse, with stunning illustrations throughout, this is a beautiful reworked edition of Rudyard Kipling's children's classic, Just So Stories.

Author: Elli Woollard

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1529055768

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page:

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Delightfully retold in humorous verse, with stunning illustrations throughout, this is a beautiful reworked edition of Rudyard Kipling's children's classic, Just So Stories. A gorgeous gift for imaginative young readers. In this highly illustrated collection meet the cat who walked by himself, discover how the lazy camel got his hump, how the elephant got his long trunk, find out why the rhino has such wrinkly skin and how the whale got his teeny tiny throat. These well known, richly imagined stories tell of how the world came to be as it is. This is a smart, funny and younger approach to Kipling's work, and Just So Stories as you've never seen them before. Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories are one of the enduring classics of children's literature and these witty, inventive stories have delighted generations of children. Combining the brilliant rhyming talent of Elli Woollard and beautiful illustrations from the award-winning Marta Altés, Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories is an enchanting retelling of a much-loved classic for a new generation. A book to truly treasure and one you will want to share.

Just So Stories

IN the sea, once upon a time, O my Best Beloved, there was a Whale, and he ate fishes.

Author: Rudyard Kipling

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 68

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IN the sea, once upon a time, O my Best Beloved, there was a Whale, and he ate fishes. He ate the starfish and the garfish, and the crab and the dab, and the plaice and the dace, and the skate and his mate, and the mackereel and the pickereel, and the really truly twirly-whirly eel. All the fishes he could find in all the sea he ate with his mouth-so! Till at last there was only one small fish left in all the sea, and he was a small 'Stute Fish, and he swam a little behind the Whale's right ear, so as to be out of harm's way. Then the Whale stood up on his tail and said, 'I'm hungry.' And the small 'Stute Fish said in a small 'stute voice, 'Noble and generous Cetacean, have you ever tasted Man?''No, ' said the Whale. 'What is it like?''Nice, ' said the small 'Stute Fish. 'Nice but nubbly.''Then fetch me some, ' said the Whale, and he made the sea froth up with his tail.'One at a time is enough, ' said the 'Stute Fish. 'If you swim to latitude Fifty North, longitude Forty West (that is magic), you will find, sitting on a raft, in the middle of the sea, with nothing on but a pair of blue canvas breeches, a pair of suspenders (you mustnot forget the suspenders, Best Beloved), and a jack-knife, one ship-wrecked Mariner, who, it is only fair to tell you, is a man of infinite-resource-and-sagaci


Just So Stories

Stories about animals, insects and other subjects.

Author: Rudyard Kipling

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Animals

Page: 249

View: 605

Stories about animals, insects and other subjects.

Just So Stories Volume I

The stories have remained in print ever since, delighting young readers all over the world. Many of the tales are origin stories, explaining how an animal came to be the way it is.

Author: Rudyard Kipling

Publisher: Groundwood Books Ltd

ISBN: 1554982146

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 88

View: 395

Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories is one of the best-loved story collections ever written for children. Now Ian Wallace, one of Canada's most accomplished children's book illustrators, reinterprets the famous tales with his vibrant art, bringing Kipling to a whole new generation of young readers. Kipling wrote the stories for his young daughter, who would only sleep if they were told “just so.” The first edition was published in Great Britain in 1902, along with black-and-white illustrations by the author himself. The stories have remained in print ever since, delighting young readers all over the world. Many of the tales are origin stories, explaining how an animal came to be the way it is. They are ripe with imagination, inventive vocabulary and word play. This new edition, published more than 110 years after the original, has been edited to remove any racist language. The first handsome volume includes “How the Whale Got His Throat,” “How the Camel Got His Hump,” “How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin,” “How the Leopard Got His Spots,” “The Elephant's Child” and “The Sing-Song of Old Man Kangaroo.” The second volume will be published in spring 2014. Inspired by these remarkable stories from all around the world, Ian Wallace has chosen to make an annual donation to IBBY's Fund for Children in Crisis.

How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin

Relates how the rhinoceros's lack of manners resulted in his baggy skin and bad temper.

Author: Rudyard Kipling

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 9781591977506

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 443

Relates how the rhinoceros's lack of manners resulted in his baggy skin and bad temper.

How the Whale Got His Throat

Every page showcases delightful full-bled artwork, packed with charm and detail that will enthrall young children. The story has been simply retold to appeal to young readers and listeners alike. Ages 0+

Author: Rudyard Kipling

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781786170361

Category: Whales

Page: 24

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PICTURE STORYBOOKS. Rudyard Kipling's brilliantly funny tale of How the Whale got his Throat has been perfectly captured by Claudia Ranucci's bright, beautiful illustrations. Every page showcases delightful full-bled artwork, packed with charm and detail that will enthrall young children. The story has been simply retold to appeal to young readers and listeners alike. Ages 0+

10 Ten Minute Stories

Each of these ten traditional tales takes just ten minutes to read aloud. Ideal for sharing with younger children; as children learn to read on their own they can tackle these simple stories on their own.

Author: Usborne Publishing, Limited

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781409596745

Category:

Page: 256

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A treasury of short stories, carefully selected because they make speedy bedtime reads. Each of these ten traditional tales each take just ten minutes to read aloud. For sharing with younger children; as children learn to read on their own they can tackle these simple stories on their own. Studies have shown that reading for just ten minutes a day can massively improve children's literacy; this collection of stories will inspire children to do that and more. Ten stories from the Usborne Reading Programme - each retold for young readers and fully illustrated - are bound together in a beautiful gift edition which children will be proud to own and read. Part of a collectible series of illustrated story collections from Usborne, including 'Illustrated Stories for Bedtime' and 'Five-minute Bedtime Stories'.

Puffin Classics Adventures of Mowgli

Rudyard Kipling's eternal classics, The Jungle Book and The Second Jungle Book are most loved for the stories of Mowgli, the boy who grew up in a wolf pack. This book brings together all the stories of Mowgli.

Author: Rudyard Kipling

Publisher: Penguin Books India

ISBN: 0143330993

Category: Children's stories, English

Page: 256

View: 228

Rudyard Kipling's eternal classics, The Jungle Book and The Second Jungle Book are most loved for the stories of Mowgli, the boy who grew up in a wolf pack. This book brings together all the stories of Mowgli. It begins with Father Wolf rescuing an abandoned baby boy from the tiger Shere Khan, terror of the jungle. The child grows up among the animals, befriending Bagheera the Panther, Balu the Bear, and making mortal enemies with Shere Khan the Tiger. He is kidnapped by monkeys, exiled by the wolf pack, disowned by humans, till he finally vanquishes Shere Khan and returns to the forest. But the call of his own kind grows stronger, and he eventually finds his own, tenuous place among men and animals.


How the Camel Got His Hump

When the world was new, the camel, a creature of 'scruciating idleness, said "Humph!" too often and received for all time a hump[h] from the Djinn of All Deserts.

Author: Rudyard Kipling

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 9781591977490

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 332

When the world was new, the camel, a creature of 'scruciating idleness, said "Humph!" too often and received for all time a hump[h] from the Djinn of All Deserts.

Ladybird Classics The Jungle Book

hardback Ladybird Classic ebook edition of The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling is a perfect first illustrated introduction to the classic story for younger readers.

Author: Rudyard Kipling

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0723278881

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 72

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hardback Ladybird Classic ebook edition of The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling is a perfect first illustrated introduction to the classic story for younger readers. It has been sensitively abridged and retold to make it suitable for sharing with young children from 5+, whilst retaining all the key parts of the story including Mowgli's life in the Jungle, his battle with Shere Khan, and fascinating details about learning to live with humans once more. Detailed full-colour illustrations throughout also help to bring this classic tale to life. Other exciting titles in the Ladybird Classics series include Alice in Wonderland, Gulliver's Travels, The Secret Garden, Oliver Twist, Black Beauty, Treasure Island, A Christmas Carol, Peter Pan, The Three Musketeers, Heidi and The Wind in the Willows.

The Cat That Walked by Himself Illustrated

Rare edition with unique illustrations. Kipling wrote some of the best animal stories for children, including his Jungle Books and Just So stories. His language is rich, inventive, and sonorous.

Author: Rudyard Kipling

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781727854749

Category:

Page: 34

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Rare edition with unique illustrations. Kipling wrote some of the best animal stories for children, including his Jungle Books and Just So stories. His language is rich, inventive, and sonorous. He is regarded as a major innovator in the art of the short story; his children's books are classics of children's literature. Originally collected in Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories in 1902, The Cat that Walked by Himself is one of the best-loved cat tales ever written. It is a story of the beginning of domesticated life: Man meets Woman and they move into a cave and set up the first household. Dog, Horse, and Cow come out of the Wild Woods and become tame. But Cat refuses, "I am not a friend and I am not a servant. I am the Cat who walks by himself and all places are alike to me." Woman makes a bargain with Cat to allow him to come into the cave and sit by the fire and drink milk. But when night comes, he is once again the Cat that walks by himself.

New Illustrated Just So Stories

An illustrated collection of well-known stories including "How the Camel Got His Hump," "How the Leopard Got His Spots, " and "The Elephant's Child."

Author: Rudyard Kipling

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Children's stories, English

Page:

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An illustrated collection of well-known stories including "How the Camel Got His Hump," "How the Leopard Got His Spots, " and "The Elephant's Child."