Kipling's own drawings, with their long, funny captions, illustrate his hilarious explanations of "How the Camel Got His Hump", "How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin", "How the Armadillo Happened", and other animal How's. He began inventing these stories in his American wife's hometown of Brattleboro, Vermont, to amuse his eldest daughter - and they have served ever since as a source of laughter for children everywhere.
"Timeless stories masterfully narrated"
Here is the complete and unabridged collection of Rudyard Kipling's delightful Just So Stories, which he first told to his own children before setting them down on paper: How the Camel Got His Hump, How the Leopard Got His Spots, How the Elephant Got His Trunk, The Butterfly that Stamped, and many others.
"A wonderful reading of a terrific collection!"
Just So Stories - Amusing and fanciful answers to questions of how animals obtained their individual characteristics. "How the Alphabet Was Made"; "How the Camel Got His Hump"; How the First Letter Was Written"; "The Butterfly That Stamped"; "The Cat That Walked by Himself"; "The Crab That Played with the Sea"; "The Elephant's Child"; "The Sing-Song of Old Man Kangeroo"; "How the Leopard Got His Spots"; "How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin"; "How the Whale Got His Throat"; "The Beginning of the Armadillos".
Rudyard Kipling's classic collection of short stories for children, offers fantastic explanations for the origins of certain animals' characteristics, why tides ebb and flow and even how the alphabet was invented.
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Kipling’s Just So Stories are among the most enduring classic children’s tales. They follow the traditional genre of stories which explain how unusual natural phenoma came about, often using fantastic and highly magical explanations. Kipling himself was born and spent his very early life in India, and some of the inspiration for these stories comes from traditional tales he heard from his ayah and the family’s other servants.
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"How the Whale Got His Throat", "The Elephant's Child", "How the Leopard Got His Spots", "How the Alphabet Was Made" and "The Butterfly That Stamped" are just a few of these enchanting tales of the dawn of the world.
Tales like How the Leopard Got His Spots and The Elephant's Child answer questions only children would ask and answer them in a way only children would believe. Kipling very much intended his Just So Stories to be read aloud - and no one does it better than Carl Reiner as he brings each original story to life. A superbly amusing and entertaining experience, Kipling's Just So Stories will delight both young and old alike.
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Four imaginative fables by one of the world's great storytellers propose whimsical explanations of how certain animals acquired their distinctive physical characteristics.
Why does the giraffe have spotty skin? Why do melons taste just so? An insatiably curious young elephant can't stop asking questions, until one in particular gets him into worse trouble than he could have ever imagined.
A classic fable from Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories, read by Johnny Morris. Have you ever wondered how and why the animals came to be as they are? In these magical tales, drawn from stories he heard as a child in India as well as on folk traditions he later collected all over the world, Rudyard Kipling gives some wonderfully imaginative explanations.
Drawing from the oral storytelling traditions of India and Africa, Nobel prizewinner Rudyard Kipling's vigorous, amusing tales offer imaginative answers to unanswered questions about animals and provide little pearls of wisdom. These classic tales, filled with playfully clever animals and people have entertained young and old alike for over a hundred years.
Let young adults discover the exotic landscape, the wondrous magic, and the fascinating menagerie of creatures - jaguars and kangaroos, hedgehogs and leopards - that have made Rudyard Kipling’s Just So Stories worldwide favorites for a century. Included: "The Crab that Played with the Sea", "How the Camel Got His Hump", and 10 others.
These stories were meant to be told aloud, and the narrator David Lazarus is perfectly suited to tell these 12 tales Kipling originally told to his children over a century ago. The stories are not only entertaining, but many include a moral lesson, such as "How the Camel Got His Hump," a lesson about being lazy and procrastinating. If you have a cat, you will see him in "The Cat That Walked by Himself".
Esli vy izuchaete anglijskij jazyk ili svobodno na nem govorite, u vas est' zamechatel'naja vozmozhnost' proslushat' na jazyke originala znamenitye "Skazki" Kiplinga o tom, kak zhivotnye stali takimi, kakimi my ih znaem, a zatem proverit' svoe ponimanie proizvedenija, proslushav russkij perevod.Tekst adaptirovan i sootvetstvuet urovnju Pre-Intermediate/ IntermediateAnglijskuju versiju chitaet Joseph Samuel Bagley Soderzhanie.
Written by Rudyard Kipling, the popular British Victorian writer, these origin stories are fantasized tales written with a delightful sense of whimsy that charms adults and children alike. These excellent readings by Ghizela Rowe & Tim Graham make it abundantly clear why they have become such special classics that continue to tantalize and excite the imagination.