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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rudyard Kipling Narrator: Johanna Ward Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 5, 2017 ISBN: 9781538482438
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Drawn from the enchanting tales told to Kipling as a child in India, Just So Stories reveals the magic of the dawn of the world, when animals could talk and think like people. Cats and dogs, kangaroos and tortoises, hedgehogs and jaguars, whales and leopards and many others are brought to life in an exotic Eastern landscape of “high and far times ago.” Children will discover how the leopard got his spots, the elephant his trunk, and the camel his hump, through clever tales that subtly hint at the pitfalls of arrogance and the importance of creativity. Kipling composed these twelve stories and twelve poems to be read aloud, and their whimsical imagery and rhythmic language are sure to delight both children and adults for another hundred years.

Table of Contents

1. “How the Whale Got His Throat”
2. “How the Camel Got His Hump” 
3. “How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin”
4. “How the Leopard Got His Spots”
5. “The Elephant’s Child”
6. “The Sing Song of Old Man Kangaroo”
7. “The Beginning of the Armadillos”
8. “How the First Letter Was Written”
9. “How the Alphabet Was Made”
10. “The Crab That Played with the Sea”
11. “The Cat That Walked by Himself”
12. “The Butterfly That Stamped”

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Everett | 6/17/2009

    " I read this book all by myself. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 St-Michel | 1/13/2008

    " Another classic children's book with beautifully drawn artwork - this one being my absolute favourite of all time. "

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About the Author
Author Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936) was born of English parents in Bombay, India. At seventeen, he began work as a journalist and over the next seven years established an international reputation with his stories and verses of Indian and army life, including such classics as The Jungle Book and Kim. In 1907 he became the first English writer to receive the Nobel Prize.

About the Narrator

Johanna Ward (a.k.a. Kate Reading) is an Audie® Award–winning narrator and has received numerous Earphones Awards from AudioFile magazine. She is also a theater actor in the Washington, DC, area and has been a member of Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company since 1987. Her work onstage has been recognized by the Helen Hayes Awards Society, among others. She and her husband live in Hyattsville, Maryland, with their two children.