Just So Stories  -     By: Rudyard Kipling, Jonathan Stroud
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Just So Stories

Puffin / 2008 / Paperback

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In this collection of fables, enjoy delightful tales of whales and cats and kangaroos and crabs. Venture into the High and Far-Off Times, and uncover everything from how the camel go in a humph (and got his hump!) to how the alphabet was invented. Enchanting and very funny, these fantastical stories will take you on a journey to the boundaries of reality and beyond. Recommended for ages 9 to 11.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 240
Vendor: Puffin
Publication Date: 2008
Dimensions: 7.00 X 5.00 X 0.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0141321628
ISBN-13: 9780141321622
Availability: In Stock
Ages: 8-12
Series: Puffin Classics

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Publisher's Description

The famous, funny, and inspiring stories of creation as readers have never heard them before. From the tale of how the leopard got his spots to the crab who played with the sea, from the ingenious invention of the alphabet to how the rhinoceros got his wrinkled skin, these stories of strange happenings in the High and Far-Off Times brim with life, humor, and magic.

Author Bio

Rudyard Kipling was born in Bombay in 1865. During his time at the United Services College, he began to write poetry, privately publishing Schoolboy Lyrics in 1881. The following year he started work as a journalist in India, and while there produced a body of work, stories, sketches, and poems —including "Mandalay," "Gunga Din," and "Danny Deever"—which made him an instant literary celebrity when he returned to England in 1889. While living in Vermont with his wife, an American, Kipling wrote The Jungle Books, Just So Stories, and Kim—which became widely regarded as his greatest long work, putting him high among the chronicles of British expansion. Kipling returned to England in 1902, but he continued to travel widely and write, though he never enjoyed the literary esteem of his early years. In 1907, he became the first British writer to be awarded the Nobel Prize. He died in 1936

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