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  • Published: 1 January 2009
  • ISBN: 9780099511823
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $18.99

Just So Stories




‘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

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY PHILIP PULLMAN

Have you ever wondered how the leopard got his spots? Or how the camel got his hump? Rudyard Kipling’s witty and beautifully written stories explain these secrets and many more and introduce such memorable characters as the Elephant’s Child, the Cat that Walked by Himself and the Butterfly that Stamped.

  • Pub date: 1 January 2009
  • ISBN: 9780099511823
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $18.99

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Praise for Just So Stories

“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


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