Just So Stories

by Rudyard Kipling, Philip Pullman

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  • 9780099511823
  • 9781409058489

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.


  • Random House; October 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409058489
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  • Title: Just So Stories
  • Author: Rudyard Kipling; Philip Pullman (other)
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780099511823
  • 9781409058489

In The Press

"The Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling have always held a fascination for me, and doubtless sparked off my love of India"


About The Author

Rudyard Kipling was born in Bombay in India on 30 December 1865. He was sent back to England when he was seven years old but returned to India in 1882 to work as the assistant editor of the Civil & Military Gazette in Lahore. He published poetry and stories in newspapers but it was the publication of Plain Tales from the Hills in 1888 that brought him his first major success. His most famous works are Barrack-room Ballads (1892), The Jungle Book (1894), Kim (1901), and Just So Stories (1902). The Just So Stories were written for his children and are addressed to his six-year-old daughter Josephine, his 'best beloved', who died of pneumonia in 1899. Rudyard Kipling died on 18 January 1936.