This collection of stories reveals the origins of the beasts of the sea, the jungle, the desert and even of the palaces of the East. It tells how the elephant got his trunk, how the leopard got his spots and how the humble butterfly caused an uproar by stamping his foot.
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"Today's children would do well to abandon their computers and iPods for an hour or two and read him" (Griff Rhys Jones Daily Mail)
"Weird and wonderful" ( Daily Telegraph)
"Kipling was one of the greatest wordsmiths of the English language and these fables are told in a simple and irresistible manner. They're timeless" (Martin Bell Daily Express)
"The Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling have always held a fascination for me, and doubtless sparked off my love of India" (H.M The Prince of Wales)
"Kipling is a writer for our times, and for all time" (Roger Moore The Times)
'These stories have the ageless resonance of myth, for beneath his addictive adventures and hypnotic prose, Kipling was grappling with big questions: who are we? Where do we come from? How should we live?' Daily Telegraph
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Book Description Penguin Children's Audiobooks, 1998. Audio Cassette. Book Condition: Good. Audio book. Damaged case. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Bookseller Inventory # mon0006334901