A Collection of Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories

A Collection of Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories

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"Fans of Kipling's work will appreciate the new look and newcomers to the classic stories will be taken in by the bold artwork and approachable trim size." -- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

How did the rude Rhinoceros get his baggy skin? How did a 'satiably curious Elephant change the lives of his kin evermore? First told aloud to his young daughter ("O my Best Beloved"), Rudyard Kipling's inspired answers to these and other burning questions draw from the fables he heard as a child in India and the folktales he gathered from around the world. Now, in this sumptuous volume, Kipling's playful, inventive tales are brought to life by eight of today's celebrated illustrators, from Peter Sï¿1/2s's elegantly graphic cetacean in "How the Whale Got His Throat" to Satoshi Kitamura's amusingly expressive characters in "The Cat That Walked by Himself." From one of the world's greatest storytellers come eight classic tales just begging to be heard by a new generation -- and a visual feast that offers a reward with every retelling.

Featuring illustrations by:
Christopher Corr
Cathie Felstead
Jeff Fisher
Satoshi Kitamura
Claire Melinsky
Jane Ray
Peter Sï¿1/2s
Louise Voce
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Candlewick Press, 2004
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780763626297
0763626295
Characteristics: 127 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm

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stinkpot
Mar 19, 2017

This is such a cute little edition with a ribbon bookmark and original illustrations. A book that you will want to read out loud to your kids. There are many words they won't understand, but they will love the lilting and rhyming sounds of his writing method! (I put my son's favorite quote in the quotes area on this web page. You will see what I mean.)

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rUngrich
Apr 02, 2011

A copy of this book was given to
my family (I believe) by a freindly
neighbor family, but unfortunaltely
my mother had an attitude about
them and, though I tried to keep
them, eventually they were lost.
I was so happy to find this copy
of stories I had read while growing
up, and I sincerely thank that family, the Painters, though they
may not even remember these
books at this late date. I will enjoy rereading the stories, I am sure. --r

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Mar 19, 2017

A great, high, tall forest full of tree trunks all ’sclusively speckled and sprottled and spottled, dotted and splashed and slashed and hatched and cross-hatched with shadows.

Black_Horse_98 Aug 09, 2014

He went from Graham’s Town to Kimberley, and from Kimberley to Khama’s Country, and from Khama’s Country he went east by north, eating melons all the time, till at last he came to the banks of the great grey-green, greasy Limpopo River, all set about w

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Mar 19, 2017

stinkpot thinks this title is suitable for 6 years and over

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