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Just So Stories Hardcover – 17 Sep 2009

4.5 out of 5 stars 398 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Chartwell Books (17 Sept. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0785825711
  • ISBN-13: 978-0785825715
  • Product Dimensions: 30.1 x 24.2 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (398 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,010,589 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Hilarious, lively stories...drawn from the storytelling traditions of India and Africa" (Daily Express)

"The Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling have always held a fascination for me, and doubtless sparked off my love of India" (H.M The Prince of Wales)

"Today's children would do well to abandon their computers and iPods for an hour or two and read him" (Griff Rhys Jones Daily Mail)

"Weird and wonderful" (Daily Telegraph) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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A beautiful edition of Rudyard Kipling's well-loved Just So Stories --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Over the years, I have heard of the ‘Just So’ stories by Rudyard Kipling, but never actually had a chance to read them until now.
It’s my loss (until now), because they are certainly worth their good reputation.

There are plenty of stories about the unusual features of animals, including:
- How the camel got its’ hump.
- How the rhinoceros got his peculiar skin.
- Why leopards have spots.
- How the elephant got his trunk.
…. And plenty more.

They are tall tales told with rhyming prose which will interest children and adults alike.
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I sent the book, which had been a great favourite when I was a child (about 60 years ago!), to my great niece, who is 7. I received the most enthusiastic thank you card from her (in her own handwriting - good for her) and her mother, my niece, said that the day the parcel arrived, she had to read to Melissa for one and a half hours, she loved the stories and the illustrations so much! She also mentioned how lovely it was to receive a classic, old-fashioned children's book, written in such beautiful prose, which is still as well-received today as it was all those years ago. Even now, it is a joy to read Kipling for all ages.
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I absolutely love the just so stories - they are beyond wonderful. I bought this 'illustrated' book for my daughter and was horrified to receive a limp, poorly printed, barely illustrated copy of this classic. My advice would be to spend a little more & get a better version.
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Ok so Rudyard Kipling is now deeply unfashionable, a product of the Raj and tainted with the unacceptable opinions of the past.

None of that is evident in these classic stories which are keenly observed and beautifully written. Most people will have heard of the cat that walked alone, but maybe fewer people will know of the butterfly that stamped or how the elephant got his trunk or the leopard his spots.

If you've never read these, you owe it to yourself, or your children, to try.
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These classical stories will awaken your little ones imagination, beautifully read and with classical music in the background it is a pure joy to listen them, especially for the rest time or bed time, I recommend it for the nursery environment
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A bad OCR scan of a 1902 edition which hasn't even been proof-read and so is full of typographical errors which makes it largely unreadable. I was given a refund within one hour of opening the item!
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An absolute favourite of mine I've always loved Ruyard Kipling.
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Wonderfully imaginative stories for reading to children.
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