Just So Stories
- Category Literature & Fiction
- Format PB
- Price 295
- ISBN: 978-81-291-2025-0
- Pages: 184 pages
- Date: September 2012Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was born in Bombay, and completed his studies abroad before returning to India, where he wrote his celebrated work Plain Tales from the Hills. A novelist, poet and short-story writer, he won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1907, becoming the youngest person to have ever received this award. He also received the Gold Medal of the Royal Society of Literature in 1926. Among Kipling’s several acclaimed books are the iconic The Jungle Book and Kim.
ABOUT THIS BOOK
‘He asked his tall aunt, the Ostrich, why her tail feathers grew just so, and his tall aunt, the Ostrich, spanked him with her hard, hard claw.’
Stubborn camels, itchy rhinos, curious elephants and misbehaving crabs inhabit the enchanting tales of Just So Stories—revealing a world that began with the simplest of things. Imaginative and intriguing, Kipling’s famous fables are accompanied by his own poems and illustrations, and are narrated with great wit—appealing to both children and adults alike.
Including classic stories such as ‘How the Camel got his Hump’, ‘How the Leopard got his Spots’ and ‘How the Alphabet was Made’, this collector’s edition includes an introduction by Ruskin Bond and specially commissioned illustrations