Just So Stories
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Just So Stories

by Rudyard Kipling
Release date: 1902
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: fantasy, short stories

In subject and setting the stories of this book range from animals to the origins of the alphabet and from prehistoric caves to the jungle forests of Africa. Illustrated with playful, riddling drawings and scattered through with rhymes and poems, this is a richly inventive collection, every tale a miniature masterpiece touched with Kipling's authentic magic.

Contents:

  • How the Whale Got His Throat
  • How the Camel Got His Hump
  • How the Rhinoceros Got His 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
updated 2010-09-07

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