One of the world's greatest storytellers weaves together an unforgettable collection of animal tales, including how the camel got its hump, how the leopard got its spots, and how even a butterfly stamping his leg can change a man's life.
Initially written for his own "best beloved," Just So Stories was published in 1902. It has been a favorite for the past century and is certain to be cherished by generations to come.
Janet Taylor Lisles books for young readers have received the Newbery Honor Award (Afternoon of the Elves), the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction (The Art of Keeping Cool), Hollands Zilveren Griffel, and Italys Premio Andersen Award, among other honors. A graduate of Smith College and former journalist, she lives in Rhode Island and often draws on Rhode Island history in her work. Visit her online at JanetTaylorLisle.com.