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Just So Stories
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Dover Pubns
Publication date May 18, 2001
Pages 99
Binding Paperback
Book category Juvenile Fiction
ISBN-13 9780486417226
ISBN-10 0486417220
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.20 lbs.
Original list price $4.00
Other format details juvenile
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Summary
A collection of Kipling's well-known animal stories, including 'How the Whale Got his Throat' and 'The Butterfly that Stamped.'
Amazon.com description: Product Description:
Generations of children have delighted to Kipling's Just So Stories and their whimsical explanations for the reasons behind certain animals' distinctive physical characteristics. This new unabridged edition contains all 12 of these imaginatively conceived tales from a master storyteller.
"The Elephant's Child" reveals how pachyderms came by their trunks, and "The Sing-Song of Old Man Kangaroo" discloses the origins of that creature's unique anatomy. "The Cat That Walked by Himself" offers a beguiling description of the special relationship between cats and those they allow to shelter them. Other fables include "How the Camel Got His Hump," "How the Whale Got His Throat," "How the Leopard Got His Spots," "How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin," and five others.
This timeless treasury, now available in a modestly priced edition, promises memorable amusement not only for the children of today but also for yesterday's children, the adults who may remember hearing or reading the stories when they were young.


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