Just So Stories for Little Children

Just So Stories for Little Children is in hardcover in very good condition. Illustrated red cloth boards with the cover of the first edition. Black and white illustrations by the author throughout. Pages are clean but the edges are tanned slightly. Slight nick and small water stain at the bottom of a couple of pages. Top of spine scuffed slightly.


Rudyard Kipling


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Just So Stories for Little Children Synopsis

The following stories are included:

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/How the Elephant Got His Trunk
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

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About Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling (30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936) was an English novelist, short-story writer, poet, and journalist. He was born in British India, which inspired much of his work. His works of fiction include the Jungle Book duology (The Jungle Book, 1894; The Second Jungle Book, 1895), Kim (1901), the Just So Stories (1902) and many short stories, including ‘The Man Who Would Be King’ (1888). His poems include ‘Mandalay’ (1890), ‘Gunga Din’ (1890), ‘The Gods of the Copybook Headings’ (1919), ‘The White Man’s Burden’ (1899), and ‘If—’ (1910).

Kipling in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries was among the United Kingdom’s most popular writers. In 1907, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, as the first English-language writer to receive the prize, and at 41, its youngest recipient to date.

Why buy Just So Stories for Little Children from Daker Books?

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