Just So Stories (Vintage Childrens Classics)

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Are you confused by a cat's contrariness?

Have you ruminated on the wrinkles of a rhinocerous? Or speculated how the leopard got its spots?

Just So Stories (Vintage Children's Classics)

Rudyard Kipling wondered about all these things too, and in this marvellous collection of stories he imagines how the animals became 'just so'. Our Lists. View all online retailers Find local retailers. What a wonderful storyteller-poet Kipling was' Michael Morpurgo, Guardian 'Hear and attend and listen; for this befell and behappened and became and was' Have you ever enquired why the elephant has such an enormously elongated nose? Also by Rudyard Kipling. M The Prince of Wales. Related titles. War And Peace. To Kill A Mockingbird.

Pride And Prejudice. Brave New World. The Handmaid's Tale. The Great Gatsby. The Picture of Dorian Gray. Catch 50th Anniversary Edition. Rightfully considered one of the enduring classics of children's literature, Just So Stories is an enchanting collection that still delights and illuminates over a century after it was first published. Beautifully illustrated throughout by Kipling himself, this Macmillan Collector's Library edition also contains an afterword by editor Marcus Clapham. Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles.

Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure. These witty, inventive stories have delighted generations of children. With a beautiful foiled cover, this edition of Rudyard Kipling's much-loved classic is a book to treasure. HarperCollins is proud to present its incredible range of best-loved, essential classics. How did the leopard get its spots? Why do the tides ebb and flow? How did the elephant get its trunk? And how was the alphabet made? Rudyard Kipling's classic collection of fables answers the great questions of animal- and humankind in a fun, eloquent and magical way - for children and adults alike.

Just So Stories

Kipling's beautifully imaginative answers echo the animal fables he heard during his childhood in India, paired with the folk tales he collected throughout his life. Kipling's enjoyment in playing with language, as well as his own delight in fatherhood, makes these stories a joy to read aloud, and children will request these tales as bedtime stories again and again.

However, adults will also revel in Kipling's fanciful storytelling and gift for language, as every reading uncovers a new joke, subtext or fascinating embellishment.

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Among the most famous are the stories of Mowgli, a 'man-cub' raised by wolves in the Indian jungle. On his adventure-filled journey Mogli encounters memorable characters such as the foreboding tiger Shere Kahn, Bagheera the wise panther and the happy-go-lucky Baloo who teaches Mowgli 'The Bare Necessities' of life. Other tales in this collection include Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, about a heroic mongoose, and 'Toomai of the Elephants', the story of a young elephant-handler.

This beautifully produced colouring book contains all your favourite characters from Rudyard Kipling's classic story - Mowgli, Baloo the Bear, Bagheera the Panther, Kaa the Snake, not forgetting the terrifying tiger, Shere Khan. Many of the drawings in this book were inspired the original illustrations by Kipling's father, J. Lockwood Kipling, who illustrated the first edition of The Jungle Book, published by Macmillan in With additional decorations and drawings based on traditional Indian designs, and with panels of text from the original story, this book will give hours of colouring fun, and is a wonderful introduction to this well-loved tale and Kipling's unforgettable characters.

As the original publisher of The Jungle Book in , Macmillan is publishing this book is part of a range of titles to celebrate the th anniversary of Kipling's birth in Printed on high-quality paper that will take crayon, paint or felt pen. Rudyard Kipling is perhaps the most controversial major English poet of the last two centuries, not least because of his apparent enthusiasm for the empire. Kipling wrote verse in every classical form from the epigram to the ode, but his most distinctive gift was for the ballads and narrative poems in which he draws vivid characters in universal situations and articulates profound truths in plain language.

Yet he was also a subtle and deeply affecting anatomist of the human heart, with a feeling for the natural world which rivals his younger contemporary, D H Lawrence. Shattered by World War I in which he lost his only son, his work darkens and deepens in later years, but never loses its extraordinary vitality.

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Inspired by The Jungle Book, this illustrated colouring and transfer book features beautiful scenes, and bright and colourful rub-down transfer sheets for decorating fun. Well-known characters, such as Baloo, Bagheera, Mowgli, Kaa and Shere Khan are all just waiting to be brought to life with colour. Exquisite scenes illustrating Mowgli's amazing adventures are accompanied by quotes from the tale. The Jungle Book: A Colouring Transfer Book will give hours of fun, and is a wonderful introduction to this well-loved tale and Rudyard Kipling's unforgettable characters.

HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics. Set in Central India, Mowgli is raised by a pack of wolves.

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Just So Stories - Vintage Classics

Along the way he encounters memorable characters such as the foreboding tiger Shere Kahn, Bagheera the panther and Baloo the bear. Including other stories such as that of Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, a heroic mongoose and Toomai, a young elephant handler, Kipling's fables remain as popular today as they ever were. The Jungle Books can be regarded as classic stories told by an adult to children. But they also constitute a complex literary work of art in which the whole of Kipling's philosophy of life is expressed in miniature.

They are best known for the 'Mowgli' stories; the tale of a baby abandoned and brought up by wolves, educated in the ways and secrets of the jungle by Kaa the python, Baloo the bear, and Bagheera the black panther. The stories, a mixture of fantasy, myth, and magic, are underpinned by Kipling's abiding preoccupation with the theme of self-discovery, and the nature of the 'Law'. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Jungle Book introduces Mowgli, the human foundling adopted by a family of wolves.

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It tells of the enmity between him and the tiger Shere Khan, who killed Mowgli's parents, and of the friendship between the man-cub and Bagheera, the black panther, and Baloo, the sleepy brown bear, who instructs Mowgli in the Laws of the Jungle. Kimball O'Hara, the orphaned son of an Irish soldier, spends his childhood on the bustling streets of Lahore, begging and running errands in order to survive.

One day he meets an old Tibetan lama, and he decides to accompany him on his travels across the Indian subcontinent. After falling into the hands of his father's old regiment, however, Kim is separated from the lama and sent away to school. There, his natural flair for espionage is spotted, and he is soon catapulted among the majestic peaks of the Himalayas to play his part in the secret service's confrontation with Russia, the so-called "Great Game".