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Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling
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Aug 21, 2007

really liked it
bookshelves: childhood, humor, fantasy, short-story, reviewed, uk-and-ireland, read-more-than-once

Beautiful and wonderful. Works of genius by a man who freed himself enough that he could give himself up to that genius instead of trying to make sure that it came out perfectly. As pleasing as his other works are, none I've read can match the joy, humor, simplicity, and odd truth of these.

Like children's literature should be, these stories never lose their humor or punch. Despite some redundancy with actual myths and some cases of artificially lowering complexity for children and hence growing transparent, eminently enjoyable.
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