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Just So Stories

Just So Stories

Including 'the Tabu Tale' and 'Ham and the Porcupine' & Original Illustrations by Rudyard Kipling

by Rudyard Kipling
Paperback
Publication Date: 01/01/2015
RRP  $17.11 $16.90
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. The original book, published in 1902, contained more than thirty of Kipling's own brilliant illustrations, all of which have been faithfully reproduced in this Aziloth Books edition. Written in comical, grandiloquent style, shot through with beautiful poems and improbably long and hilarious invented words, the 'Just So Stories' have been a firm favourite of children (and adults) for more than a century, and are likely to remain a first choice for bedtime stories for many years to come.
ISBN:
9781909735682
9781909735682
Category:
Classic fiction (Children's / Teenage)
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
01-01-2015
Publisher:
Aziloth Books
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
122
Dimensions (mm):
229x152x7mm
Weight:
0.17kg
Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling was born in India in 1865. After intermittently moving between India and England during his early life, he settled in the latter in 1889, published his novel The Light That Failed in 1891 and married Caroline (Carrie) Balestier the following year.

They returned to her home in Brattleboro, Vermont, where Kipling wrote the two Jungle Books and Captains Courageous.

He continued to write prolifically and was the first Englishman to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1907 but his later years were darkened by the death of his son John at the Battle of Loos in 1915. He died in 1936.

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