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    Just So Stories for Little Children (Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)) (Paperback) By (author) Rudyard Kipling, Edited by Lisa Lewis

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    DescriptionHow 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 traditions he later collected all over the world. He plays games with language, exploring the relationships between thought, speech, and 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 icludes two extra stories and Kipling's own explanation of the title. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.


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    Title
    Just So Stories for Little Children
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Rudyard Kipling, Edited by Lisa Lewis
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 222 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780199538607
    ISBN 10: 0199538603
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: FXX
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y2.1
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: YFP, YFA
    BIC E4L: CLA
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 22500
    B&T Merchandise Category: JUV
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Book Type: EF
    B&T General Subject: 214
    Ingram Subject Code: CJ
    DC22: 823.8
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 823/.8
    BISAC V2.8: JUV007000
    LC classification: PR4854 .J83 2009
    BISAC V2.8: JUV002000
    Thema V1.0: YFA, YFP
    Illustrations note
    original line drawings by the author
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    15 March 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    Lisa Lewis is a former chairman of the Kipling Society.
    Review quote
    A handy, properly pocket-sized paperback, with Kipling's original illustrations and commentaries on them, with annotations that reveal unsuspected depths and correspondances to these familiar creation fables. Nicholas Lezard, The Guardian