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The Jungle Book ; Just So Stories

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The twelve magical Just So Stories 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 when he stamped. Kipling's own illustrations that make Just So Stories one of the few enduring classics of children's literature that G. K. Chesterton

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Michele
Aug 16, 2008 rated it really liked it
I'd never read Just So Stories before, though I think I'd heard of one or two of them, and The Jungle Book is far more interesting a broader than Disney's version of it.

The Jungle Book has the adventures of Mowgli, but the Disney version only spans the first chapter and an episode in a subsequent one, but Mowgli's adventures in the book also relate how he killed Shere Khan (of course in Disney we just get the episode where he scares him off) and also how he tried to integrate into the village. I
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Takahiko Masuda
May 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
1.Rudyard Kipling, Level 2
2.85min
3.jungle,human,child,wolf,enemy,tiger,fight
4.Can you fight the battle against an enemy for your treasure?
Yes,of course! I'll do my best.
5.There was one boy in the city. One day, he entered the jungle. Then, he was caught by a Wolf. After that, he was raised by the wolf. So, he thought he is the wolf, not human. However, he is human. Many people tried to help him from wolf. This story is like “MONONOKE-HIME” Japanese movie, I think.
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Dawn
Jul 31, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"The Butterfly That Stamped," the creation of the animals, the world, what's not to love about "Just So Stories?" Then of course there's the original, unabridged "Jungle Book" and "Rikki Tikki Tavi." It's hard not to be amused and in a good mood reading them again. It was a great book to pick up and read when I was either unsure of what to read, or didn't have a lot of time to commit to reading (such as waiting for an appointment). ...more
Allie Rocheleau
May 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Just So Stories is infinitely delightful. The Jungle Book was totally fine, but kind of a let down after the first half of the book. I defy anyone to be in a bad mood and read How the Elephant Got His Nose, or the others. Very very sweet.
Snufkin
Apr 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I loved these! Rhino wrinkles particularly, never forgotten ;-)
Yeshua
Dec 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
very interesting how a kid is raised by wolf very different then the rest of us also has adventures love adventures
Trevor
Apr 05, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics
I will definitely be reading these stories to my kids.
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Joseph Rudyard Kipling was a journalist, short-story writer, poet, and novelist.

Kipling's works of fiction include The Jungle Book (1894), Kim (1901), and many short stories, including The Man Who Would Be King (1888). His poems include Mandalay (1890), Gunga Din (1890), The Gods of the Copybook Headings (1919), The White Man's Burden (1899), and If— (1910). He is regarded as a major innovator in
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