This entry in the renowned Rudyard Kipling’s vast canon of children’s short stories offers a whimsical and wildly imaginative take on the origin of the armadillo, who comes to be after the clever duo of Stickly-Prickly Hedgehog and Slow-Solid Tortoise learn to combine their unique skill sets to outwit the ravenous Painted Jaguar in the name of self-preservation.
From Painted Jaguar’s deep, menacing bellow to Slow-Solid Tortoise’s erudite musings, Geoffery’s Palmer turns in a dynamic, deeply committed performance that elevates Kipling’s delightful children’s tale to new heights.
This is a story from the Just So Stories collection.
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. Written in the late 1800s and first published in 1902, these enchanting animals remain unforgettable, over 100 years later. To hear these magic fables by a master of children's literature is to enjoy them.
"This collection includes Kipling's 12 original Just So Stories narrated by Geoffrey Palmer, whose deep and resonant voice is perfectly suited to the tales. It is satisfying to hear the stories as they were meant to be told - aloud." (School Library Journal)