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Just So Stories for Little Children by Rudyard Kipling (Paperback, 2009)

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Just So Stories for Little Children by Rudyard Kipling

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 includes two extra stories and Kipling's own explanation of the title.

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 Paperback | 304 pages

 127 x 194 x 19mm | 222g

 

 Oxford University Press

 Oxford, United Kingdom

 English

 original line drawings by the author

 0199538603

 9780199538607

 

Condition: Good

A secondhand book that has been read but is in good condition. Very minimal damage to the cover, including very minimal scuff marks, but no holes or tears. All pages are undamaged, with very minimal creasing but no tearing. No pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. No missing pages.