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"Just So Stories" is a collection of Rudyard Kipling's animal tales in which we learn about "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", "The Sing-Song of Old Man Kangaroo", "The Beginning of the Armadilloes", "How the First Letter was Written", "How the Alphabet was Made", "The Crab that Played with the Sea", "The Cat that Walked by Himself" and "The Butterfly that Stamped". These witty, inventive stories have delighted generations of children.

©2018 Rudyard Kipling (P)2018 Golden Deer Classics

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  • LeFunketeer
  • 07-25-18

Read by a moron with an american accen

Why oh why oh best beloved would you allow such a gorgepus work of literature to be so ruined by such a vulgar and condescending American accent.... Terrible.

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  • Dominic
  • 09-06-18

just so

not a bad narration. the voice is fine for the book. some stories are better than others. but it is a classical work.

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  • Kitchen Queen
  • 08-01-18

Accept that this was written over a century ago.

No doubt there will be those who are not comfortable with the casual instances of racism and imperialism of Kipling's writing. However, these apart, his use of language, in these stories for his young children, is wonderful.
My only real negative, and this is very personal, is the narrator. It took a while to get used to an American accent for these very English stories. Having said that, it is well performed.