Just So Stories for Little Children

Just So Stories for Little Children

by Rudyard Kipling

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Overview

How did the camel get his hump? Why won't cats do as they are told"? Who invented reading and writing? How did an inquisitive little elephant change the lives of elephants everywhere. Kipling's imagined answers to such questions draw on the beast fables he heard as a child in India, as well as on folk traditions he later collected all over the world. He plays games with language, exploring the relationships between thought, speech, and written word. He also celebrates his own joy in fatherhood. The tales were told to his own and his friends' children over many years before he wrote them down, adding poems and his own illustrations. They invite older and younger readers to share a magical experience, each contributing to the other's pleasure but each can also enjoy them alone, as more jokes, subtexts, and exotic references emerge with every reading. This fully illustrated edition icludes two extra stories and Kipling's own explanation of the title. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781473375185
Publisher: Read Books Ltd.
Publication date: 06/08/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 228
File size: 375 KB
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Lisa Lewis is a former chairman of the Kipling Society.

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Just So Stories: For Little Children 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
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This book should be thrown in the garbage it is so badly written and obiously not very well published to and i thought oh maybe this would be a good bedtime story and all i found was whale ate fish and bla bla bla i know i know im 10 and i still cant go to bed without reading a bedtime story or ill have nightmares so dont rub it in and anyways every one has something that most people would make fun of
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This copy is messy with errors but can still be mostly readable in a pinch.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good,i like the just so stories,but,inpossible to understad text!!!!! Sheesh!!!
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This edition of Just so stories is taken from Google's library of scanned books. Unfortunately, the scan of this edition resulted in a nearly unreadable electronic copy. Many characters are were not scanned correctly, making it very difficult to read. The original contained several graphics which cause the eBook to have some confusing layout issues. Paragraphs of text are interrupted with chapter titles. I would not recommend this edition.
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IzziesMama More than 1 year ago
Hard to read due to symbols and gaps in writing. I was not satisfied with this copy and would not recommend it to anyone.
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