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: The Just So Stories were written by Rudyard Kipling and published in 1902. The stories are fanciful accounts about how various phenomena came to be. How the Camel Got his Hump is an example. Each story is accompanied by a poem. The dialect is inspired by a formalized Indian speech pattern, which makes them wonderful to read aloud. Stories included in this collection are as follows: How the Whale got his Throat -- How the Camel got his Hump -- How the Rhinoceros got its Skin -- How the Leopard got his Spots -- The Elephant's Child -- The Sing-Song of Old Man Kangaroo -- The Beginning of the Armadillos -- How the First Letter was Written -- How the Alphabet was Made -- The Crab that Played with the Sea -- The Cat that walked by Himself -- The Butterfly that Stamped.