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    DescriptionThis book presents the delightful tales of whales and cats and kangaroos and crabs - everything from how the camel got in a humph (and got his hump!) to how the alphabet was invented. Enchanting and funny, these fantastical stories continue to delight each and every generation. With an inspiring written, inspiring introduction by Jonathan Stroud, author of the "Bartimaeus trilogy", "Just So Stories" by Rudyard Kipling is one of the twelve wonderful classic stories being relaunched in "Puffin Classics" in March 2008.


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    Title
    Just So Stories
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Rudyard Kipling, Introduction by Jonathan Stroud
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 175 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 136 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141321622
    ISBN 10: 0141321628
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y2.1
    BIC reading level and special interest qualifier V2: 5AH
    BIC E4L: F7+
    LC subject heading: ,
    BIC children’s book marketing category: C3N79
    BIC subject category V2: YFA
    BIC E4L: CLA
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 22500
    B&T Merchandise Category: JUV
    B&T Book Type: JF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 216
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    DC22: 823.8
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    LC subject heading: , ,
    B&T Approval Code: X01822000
    BISAC V2.8: JUV007000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 62
    BISAC V2.8: HIS000000
    B&T Approval Code: C25104947
    LC classification: PZ7.K632 JUS 2008
    BIC subject category V2: 5AH
    Thema V1.0: YFA
    Illustrations note
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    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Puffin Classics
    Publication date
    23 December 2008
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Joseph Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was born in India, although educated in England. He was a prolific writer and recognized as a genius. In 1907 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. His many books for children include The Jungle Book and Kim.
    Back cover copy
    How did the camel get his hump? Why won't cats do as they are told? Who invented reading and writing? How did an inquisitive little elephant change the lives of elephants everywhere? Kipling's imagined answers to such questions draw on the beast fables he heard as a child in India, as well as on folk games with language, exploring the relationships between thought, speech, and the written word. He also celebrates his own joy in fatherhood. The tales were told to his own and his friends' children over many years before he wrote them down, adding poems and his own illustrations. They invite older and younger readers to share a magical experience, each contributing to the other's pleasure, but each can also enjoy them alone, as more jokes, subtexts, and exotic references emerge with every reading. This fully illustrated edition includes two extra stories and Kipling's own explanation of the title.