Just So Stories

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A relentlessly inventive collection of myths that betray a deep love and respect for the natural world, the Penguin Classics edition of Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories is edited with an introduction by Judith Plotz and a general preface by series editor Jan Montefiore. In these bewitching stories we learn 'How the Camel got his Hump', ' How the Leopard got his Spots' and 'How the Whale got his Throat', as Rudyard Kipling conjures up distant lands, beautiful gardens of splendid palaces, the sea, the deserts, the jungle and ...

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Bruce H

Jul 17, 2012

A Collection Worth Reading

Rudyard Kipling's excellent storytelling ability is evident in this no frills edition of his collected tales.

Paul W. D

Nov 3, 2011

Nice Book

Happy with book, in very nice condition as described. Would do business again with this seller.

SukiG

Jun 12, 2011

Nostalgic Book

Took long time to arrive but well worth it. Was a surprise present for a friend who read the book as a child. She loved it!

Jeaniecobb

Dec 16, 2010

Great Book to Share

This is a wonderful book for read aloud sharing with kids and adults.

TheWhiteRock

Apr 29, 2009

Camels' Humps and Leopards' Spots

The illustrations in this classic children's book are worth their weight in gold, and the twelve stories are so charming they beg to be read aloud.

Whales, camels, leopards and elephants, even a butterfly or two. They?re all here, populating the world of Rudyard Kipling's expansive imagination.

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