Just So Stories

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These twelve magical tales tell, among other things, how the camel got his hump; the leopard his spots; the elephant his trunk; how the alphabet was made; and how a butterfly caused mayhem at the court of King Solomon. 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.

About Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling was born in India in 1865. After intermittently moving between India and England during his early life, he settled in the latter in 1889, published his novel The Light That Failed in 1891 and married Caroline (Carrie) Balestier the following year. They returned to her home in Brattleboro, Vermont, where Kipling wrote both The Jungle Book and its sequel, as well as Captains Courageous. He continued to write prolifically and was the first Englishman to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1907 but his later years were darkened by the death of his son John at the Battle of Loos in 1915. He died in 1936.

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Books by Rudyard Kipling

All the Mowgli Stories
All the Mowgli Stories
Kim
Kim
Selected Verse
Selected Verse
Kim
Kim
The Jungle Book
The Jungle Book
Rewards and Fairies
Rewards and Fairies
Puck of Pook's Hill
Puck of Pook's Hill
The Jungle Book Colouring Book
The Jungle Book Colouring Book
The Second Jungle Book
The Second Jungle Book
Just So Stories
Just So Stories
The Jungle Book
The Jungle Book

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