Just So Stories [SCM]

by Rudyard Kipling Author

(From Amazon): Just So Stories is classic collection wriiten by Ruyard Kiping. Just So Stories a classic collection of gloriously fanciful tales of how things in the world came to be as they are. Just So Stories includes the story of how the lazy camel found himself with a hump and how the insatiable curiosity of the elephant earned him his long trunk. Just So reveals how the whale was given a throat, and why every rhinoceros has great folds in his skin and a very bad temper. We also find out about the cunning cat that walked by itself, and how clever little Taffy and her Daddy Tegumai made the first alphabet. Rudyard Kipling first entertained his own children with these delightful, warm, and humorous stories, which he later wrote down for publication in 1902. Conjuring up distant lands and exotic jungles, they are bewitching for both children and adults. Born in Bombay in 1865, Rudyard Kipling was taken from the exotic sights and sounds of India just five years later and sent to foster parents in England, where he was by his own admission, utterly miserable. When he had children of his own, Kipling made sure that his offspring's young lives were full of mystery and delight, entertaining them by inventing ingenious and amusing explanations to such important childhood questions as how the elephant got its trunk, or the leopard its spots. Just So Stories is a book highly recommended to read.

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Resource Type
Print Status
In Print
Suggested Grades
3rd - 8th
San Val


  • 1 How the Whale got his Throat
  • 2 How the Camel got his Hump
  • 3 How the Rhinoceros got his Skin
  • 4 How the Leopard got his Spots
  • 5 The Elephant's Child
  • 6 The Sing-Song of Old Man Kangaroo
  • 7 The Beginning of the Armadillos
  • 8 How the First Letter was Written
  • 9 How the Alphabet was Made
  • 10 The Crab that Played with the Sea
  • 11 The Cat that Walked by Himself
  • 12 The Butterfly that Stamped

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